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India PM Modi’s claim about helping create Bangladesh angers Pakistan

By Tue, Jun 09, 2015 7:21PM UTC 0 Comment

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has reacted angrily to comments made by India's prime minister that reportedly acknowledged Indian forces had a role in the war that created Bangladesh, part of Pakistan until 1971 when separatists won independence after a war....

In-depth: Asia’s migrant crisis and the plight of the Rohingya

By Mon, Jun 01, 2015 3:51PM UTC 0 Comment

As many had expected, the 'Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean' held in Thailand last week ended with a soft whimper rather than a loud bang. The participants gathered in Bangkok agreed to keep the talks going, but the meeting failed to address one of the crisis’ key issues: why people are leaving their homes behind to embark on such perilous sea voyages?...

Bangladesh bans Islamist group accused of killing atheist bloggers

By Tue, May 26, 2015 12:48PM UTC 0 Comment

Bangladesh has banned a radical Islamist group accused of attacking and killing atheist bloggers and writers....

The Latest on Rohingya: Burma rescues over 200 boat people

By Sat, May 23, 2015 3:00PM UTC 0 Comment

Burma says its navy has rescued 208 migrants aboard two fishing trawlers off the western coast. According to the director of the president's office, Zaw Htay, the migrants are Bangladeshi men. They were found off the coast of Rakhine state, where most of the Rohingya minority Muslims have been fleeing persecution in the majority-Buddhist nation and thousands became stranded in the Andaman Sea....

HRW demands protection for Bangladesh workers

By Wed, Apr 22, 2015 2:27PM UTC 0 Comment

NEW DELHI (AP) — Human Rights Watch has criticized the Bangladeshi government for failing to protect workers, saying not enough is being done to eliminate assault, intimidation and other abuses still common in the garment industry....