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Conditions in Myanmar's crisis-hit northern Rakhine state are "not conducive" to bringing back Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh, a senior U.N. official said.
Bangladesh has launched a billion-dollar campaign to build hundreds of "model mosques," partly with Saudi funding, to try to counter radical Islam.
Bangladesh will begin relocating around 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a desolate island off its southern coast in June, despite warnings the site is prone to violent weather.
Myanmar authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by fleeing Muslim Rohingya.
Bangladesh has begun relocating 100,000 Rohingya refugees to safer ground before the monsoon season for fear of deadly landslides and floods in the congested camps.
Bangladesh wants to limit the amount of time its young people spend on social media, flagging plans to curb access to "digital opium."
A Bangladesh official said Myanmar had approved several hundred Rohingya from a list of thousands to return to their homeland.
U.N. Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee warned on Monday that the crackdown on Myanmar's Rohingya minority bears "the hallmarks of genocide" and insisted the government should be held accountable.
Myanmar is continuing its "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya with a "campaign of terror and forced starvation" in Rakhine state, a U.N. human rights envoy said.
Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh refused Tuesday to return to Myanmar without guarantees of citizenship and security.
Bangladesh Friday handed over a list of more than 8,000 Rohingya to Myanmar as it moves to kick-start their repatriation.
The United Nations will be involved in the controversial process of returning Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar, a minister said Monday.
Bangladesh prosecutors on Thursday demanded life imprisonment for opposition leader Khaleda Zia for corruption. The two-time prime minister and head of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party...
Bangladeshi police jailed two Rohingya men for protesting the possible repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya back to Myanmar.
Tensions have been rising as Myanmar and Bangladesh discuss how and when to send back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims.
Hundreds of Rohingya refugees staged protests in Bangladesh on Friday against plans to send them back to their home state of Rakhine in Myanmar.
Bangladesh's army says that over a million Rohingya are currently in the country, an estimate which is higher than all previous ones.
Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate hundreds of thousands of displaced Rohingya within a two-year period, Dhaka announced.