Tag - bangladesh



Rohingya refugee children walk along a road at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on May 2.
Jun 17, 2024
Thousands of Rohingya feared trapped in fighting in western Myanmar
Nearly a million Muslim minority group live in refugee camps in Bangladesh's border district after fleeing a military-led crackdown.
Rohingya refugees sit in a refugee camp in Bangladesh's southeastern Cox's Bazar district on Saturday.
May 29, 2024
Rohingya forced to fight alongside Myanmar army tormentors
Militant Rohingya groups in Bangladesh have forcibly recruited hundreds of young Rohingya men and boys to battle the Arakan Army.
Cyclone Remal is set to hit the southern coast of Bangladesh and parts of neighboring India on Sunday evening, with winds of 130 kilometers an hour predicted.
May 26, 2024
More than 115,000 flee as cyclone approaches Bangladesh
Cyclone Remal is set to hit the southern coast of Bangladesh and parts of neighboring India on Sunday evening, with winds of 130 kilometers an hour predicted.
A rickshaw driver drinks water as he rests during ongoing heat-wave in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
May 1, 2024
Islamic charitable giving may offer Bangladesh a route to climate adaptation
Global faith-based finance could support poor countries whose needs for funds are 10 to 18 times greater than the financing they currently receive.
Children hold cork sheets to cover them from the sun while walking along a street during a countrywide heat wave in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sunday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
May 1, 2024
Extreme heat is closing schools, widening learning gaps worldwide
Many countries experiencing heat waves are torn between closing schools or leaving them open, both of which negatively affect children's learning.
Bangladeshi Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus addresses the media as he prepares to leave after filing an appeal for the extension of his bail at the Labor Appellate Tribunal in Dhaka on Sunday.
WORLD / Society
Mar 4, 2024
Bangladesh Nobel winner fears for future as woes mount
Several of Muhammad Yunus' firms have been "forcefully" taken over, weeks after his conviction in a case his supporters say was politically motivated.
Left-wing activists take part in a rally in Dhaka on Jan. 3 to demand a new election under Bangladesh's caretaker government.
Jan 18, 2024
Weeks into 2024 and the world seems on edge
The global system that emerged after World War II is giving way to a world without order.
Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set for a fifth term in office following polls that her opponents and voters have boycotted.
Jan 8, 2024
Bangladesh prime minister extends rule in poll shunned by rivals
Voters heeded a campaign by the opposition to shun the election and draw attention to the sweeping crackdown Sheikh Hasina's government carried out in its run-up.
A Khudi Bari tiny home in Char Shildaha, Bangladesh
Dec 30, 2023
Bangladesh's tiny houses tackle giant flood challenge
The Khudi Bari — resilient tiny homes made on bamboo stilts rising out of the floodwaters that are also easy to move to safer locations when needed — offers hope to millions.
Commuters watch videos on their mobile phones as they travel in a suburban train in Mumbai, India.
Dec 14, 2023
Bollywood star in lycra or deepfake? AI on social media takes toll
More than 90% of deepfake videos online are pornographic, according to technology experts, and most are of women.
A Rohingya Muslim child rests on a beach after arriving as part of a group in Blang Raya, Pidie, Aceh province, Indonesia, on Sunday.
Dec 10, 2023
Over 300 Rohingya refugees stranded on Indonesian beaches
Around a million Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar and from there thousands risk their lives at sea each year to reach Malaysia or Indonesia.
Rohingya refugee Abdur Rahaman at a temporary Indonesian immigration shelter in Lhokseumawe, in Aceh province.
Dec 4, 2023
Young Rohingya leave Bangladesh camps for university dream
Refugees still face challenges in obtaining an education in Indonesia.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger listens to a question at the China Development Forum in Beijing in 2015.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 30, 2023
Henry Kissinger, controversial American diplomat, dies at 100
While many hailed Kissinger for his brilliance and broad experience, others branded him a war criminal for his support for anti-communist dictatorships.
Newly arrived Rohingya refugees are stranded on a boat after the nearby community decided not to allow them to land in Aceh province, Indonesia, on Nov. 16.
Nov 21, 2023
After hellish boat journeys, Rohingya refugees unwelcome in Indonesia
For those able to land in Aceh province, their status there is far from assured, and locals say they could still force the newcomers back to sea.
Japan's decision to provide patrol boats to Bangladesh will make Dhaka the second beneficiary of defense equipment under Tokyo’s new official security assistance military aid program.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 15, 2023
Bangladesh to get patrol boats under Japan's military aid program
The move makes Dhaka the second beneficiary of defense equipment under Tokyo’s new aid program.
Commuters ride on rickshaws on a flooded road after heavy rains in Dhaka in September.
Oct 19, 2023
Can pre-disaster cash and aid help fix climate loss and damage?
Anticipatory action can help avert the worst effects of climate-related disasters.
A mother sits next to her daughter while she receives treatment for dengue fever in Dhaka on Tuesday. More than 1,000 people in Bangladesh have died of dengue fever this year, the country's worst recorded outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Oct 6, 2023
Bangladesh swamped by record deaths from dengue fever
More than 1,000 people have died this year in the nation's worst recorded spate of the mosquito-borne disease, with climate change playing a role.
The threat of Mosquito-borne dengue fever is not restricted to South Asia as infection rates are rising globally with 4.2 million cases reported in 2022.
Sep 8, 2023
Mosquito-borne dengue grows deadlier in South Asia as planet warms
Disease experts say the worsening outbreaks of dengue are linked to the impacts of climate change.
A farmer examines rice in a paddy near a farm house in Dhaka.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Sep 1, 2023
First crops, now animals: Climate change hurts Bangladesh farmers
The country's coastal regions, which make up a third of all arable land, have been hit by worsening drought, heat and water scarcity.
Japan Times
Jun 26, 2023
Here’s a look at the water crises that might be coming to you soon
Bangladesh, a river delta nation, is on the front line of climate change. Its coping strategies could offer lessons for the wider world.


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