Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to coronavirus

Asia Pacific Apr 4, 2020

Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to coronavirus

Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, with officials warning that containing the disease among more than 1 million tightly packed Rohingya Muslims will be a daunting task. With about 40,000 ...

Bangladesh says it will release jailed former prime minister

Asia Pacific Mar 24, 2020

Bangladesh says it will release jailed former prime minister

Bangladesh's government will release imprisoned former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia for six months on the condition that she stays at home and does not leave the country, the law minister said Tuesday. Anisul Huq said Zia, 74, is being released on humanitarian grounds considering her ...

World Dec 29, 2019

Bangladesh cold wave leaves at least 50 dead

At least 50 people have died in Bangladesh as cold weather continues to sweep across the country, officials said. The country's lowest temperature this year — 4.5 degrees Celsius (40.1° Fahrenheit) — was recorded early Sunday in Tetulia, a border town in the north of ...