Mahathir Mohamad, 92, has just been sworn in as prime minister of Malaysia. It is hard to overstate what a feat this is. Led by Mr Mahathir, the political alliance called Pakatan Harapan - Alliance of Hope - swept...
Syed Munir Khasru In a span of two weeks, almost 300,000 Rohingya have crossed over to Bangladesh from the northern Rakhine state in Myanmar, putting Bangladesh under immense strain and compelling the refugees to find shelter in squalid, unsanitary camps...
A Rohingya refugee man pulls a child as they walk to the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, 10 September 2017Image copyrightREUTERS Almost 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have poured...
Exclusive: Villagers who fled attack and crossed border into Bangladesh recall seeing their family and neighbours killed by Oliver Holmes in Cox's Bazar It was the fast-flowing river that doomed the inhabitants of Tula Toli. Snaking around the remote village on three...
Smoke from fires in Myanmar's Rakhine state is seen across the Naf River in a photo taken from Teknaf, Bangladesh, Aug. 31, 2017. Nearly 400 people, mostly ethnic Rohingya Muslims, have been killed amid communal violence in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine...
Rathedaung township residents protest visit of an interfaith dialogue group, Sept. 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of Soe Thein Top government officials in Myanmar are discussing how to strengthen and extend border fencing on the border with Bangladesh as clashes continue between...
Bangladesh on Monday proposed joint military operations with Myanmar against Rohingya militants fighting in Rakhine state, where thousands of villagers have fled fresh violence in recent days, an official said. An upsurge in fighting in Rakhine, an impoverished state neighboring...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has predicted that the country’s strained ties with Berlin will improve after Germany's parliamentary election in September. "Criticism from Europe is about their internal politics," Erdogan said in a Saturday televised speech in the western...
The Iranian Foreign Ministry and the country's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) have condemned an attack that left dozens dead in a remote Shia Muslim village in northern Afghanistan. According to Press TV, dozens of civilians, including women and children,...
North Korea has hailed as a success its latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), describing it as a "stern warning" for the US. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the test proved that the entire US was within...
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