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    Bangladesh stops issuing visas to Pakistanis

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:39am on May 21, 2019

    Amid the escalating diplomatic row between the two countries, the Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad, in an apparent protest, has stopped issuing visas to Pakistanis,...

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    Bangladesh expresses concern over attacks in gulf region

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:17am on May 20, 2019

    Bangladesh on Sunday expressed its deep concern over several attacks targeting oil establishment in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.‘Bangladesh has observed with deep concern the...

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    Malaysia’s Sarawak province to take Bangladeshi workers

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 01:17am on May 20, 2019

    The Bangladesh government has decided to allow workers to the Sarawak province of Malaysia with jobs in the plantation and agricultural sectors there, said officials.Expatriates...

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    Bangladesh shares Rohingya-related challenges with Turkey

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:47am on May 20, 2019

    Foreign secretary Shahidul Haque, now in Turkey, has shared the challenges being faced by Bangladesh in dealing with Rohingya crisis apart from highlighting Bangladesh’s efforts...

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    China to cooperate in Rohingya repatriation: envoy

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:46am on May 20, 2019

    Chinese ambassador in Dhaka Zhang Zuo on Sunday reiterated that China would extend cooperation in repatriation of forcibly displaced Rohingya people, who took shelter in...

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    Talks with India stalled for 9 years

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    Bangladesh has requested India to hold a water secretary-level meeting for resuming talks on sharing of water of common rivers stalled for about nine years...

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    62 more Rohingyas rescued

    Our Correspondent . Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 05:16pm on May 18, 2019

    Police and Coast Guard in separate drives rescued 62 Rohingya people in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday before they were being trafficked to Malaysia by a...

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    Silk Road Forum launched

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 04:53pm on May 18, 2019

    Chinese ambassador Zhang Zuo on Saturday said that the Belt and Road Initiative undertaken by China would help establish a new type of international relations...

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    Coming 3 yrs important for Dhaka-Tokyo ties: envoy

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:29am on May 18, 2019

    Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi has said the coming three years are very important in the relations between Bangladesh and Japan. He said the...

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    General Aziz Ahmed off to Hawaii for LANPAC 2019

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:28am on May 18, 2019

    Chief of army staff General Aziz Ahmed was scheduled to fly for Hawaii on Friday on a five-day visit, on the invitation of US Army...