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    UN wants tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 06:04pm on August 08, 2018

    UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and UNDP, the UN's development agency, on Wednesday urged Myanmar authorities to make tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine...

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    Rohingya an issue important for Commonwealth, says its SG

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 09, 2018

    Two UN bodies on Wednesday asked the Myanmar government to demonstrate its willingness for taking back Rohingya people with making tangible progress by granting effective...

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    Resolving crisis key to regional stability: Bangladesh

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 02:22am on August 08, 2018

    Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono cancelled his visit to Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the capital scheduled for Tuesday....

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    Break up Kutupalong-Balukhali ‘mega camp’, relocate Rohingyas: HRW

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:03am on August 08, 2018

    The Bangladesh government should relocate Rohingyas living in a severely overcrowded mega camp to safer ground in Cox’s Bazar, Human Rights Watch said in a...

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    Brunei recession begins to hurt workers from Bangladesh

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:49am on August 08, 2018

    Recession in Brunei caused by shrinking oil prices began to hurt expatriate workers including from Bangladesh....

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    Japan asks Myanmar to speed up house construction for Rohingya repatriation

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 08:35pm on August 07, 2018

    Japan has asked Myanmar to speed up the construction of houses, schools and other infrastructures in Rakhine to ensure the proper shelter of Rohingyas after...

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    Inu trashes UN, US statements on student protests

    Staff CorrespondentStaff Correspondent | Updated at 05:53pm on August 07, 2018

    Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Tuesday came down hard on the United Nations and the United States for their statements on the student protests...

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    Sale of advance bus tickets for Eid-ul-Azha starts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:07pm on August 07, 2018

    The sale of advance bus tickets on long routes for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha began on Tuesday. Bangladesh Bus Owners’ Association vice president, also...

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    Japanese FM in city

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:05pm on August 07, 2018

    Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono reached Dhaka Tuesday afternoon on a one-day official visit. Foreign ministry secretary (Asia and Pacifiic) Mahbub Uz-zaman and Bangladesh ambassador...

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    Uphold right to peaceful protest: EU

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 08, 2018

    The European Union on Tuesday stressed the need for ensuring right to peaceful protest in Bangladesh...