Krishna N Das

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14 Jan 2018 | 4:44 PM

Myanmar, Bangladesh meet amid doubts about Rohingya repatriation plan

DHAKA/YANGON (Reuters) - Hamid Hussain, a 71-year-old Rohingya Muslim farmer, first fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in 1992. He went home the next year under a repatriation deal between the two neighbours, only to repeat the journey last September when violence flared once more.

4 Jan 2018 | 4:17 PM

Indian or not? Muslims fret amid drive against illegal immigrants

FOFONGA, India (Reuters) - Marzina Bibi, a Muslim woman living in India's northeastern state of Assam, is petrified she will be declared stateless.

29 Dec 2017 | 9:38 AM

Indian state tense ahead of citizens list targeting 'illegal Bangladeshis'

GUWAHATI, India/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has mobilised around 60,000 police and paramilitary troops in a sensitive border state ahead of the publication of a list of citizens it says will be used to detect and deport illegal immigrants - mainly Muslims - from neighbouring Bangladesh.

29 Dec 2017 | 12:36 AM

Rohingya at risk of deadly diphtheria face shortage of medics, antitoxins

(Reuters) - Health workers in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are struggling with a shortage of medics able to administer antitoxins to patients infected with diphtheria that has killed nearly two dozen people, aid officials said.

14 Dec 2017 | 5:36 AM

Accused N.Y. bomber's family says attack 'our worst nightmare'

DHAKA (Reuters) - Zulifikar Haider hoped his daughter would live the American dream when she married a fellow Bangladeshi living in the United States, but that dream turned into a nightmare when the family saw pictures of her husband wounded after allegedly trying to set off a bomb in a crowded New York commuter hub.

13 Dec 2017 | 5:08 PM

No evidence NY bomb suspect linked to Bangladesh militants - security chief

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has found no evidence linking a Bangladeshi man charged with an attempted suicide bombing in New York with militants in Bangladesh, its counter-terrorism chief told Reuters on Wednesday.

8 Dec 2017 | 12:24 PM

Bangladesh Bank, NY Fed discuss suing Manila bank for heist damages

Bangladesh's central bank has asked the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to join a lawsuit it plans to file against a Philippines bank for its role in one of the world's biggest cyber-heists.

Unidentified hackers stole US$81mil (RM330.1mil) from Bangladesh Bank's account at the New York Fed in February last year. — Reuters
2 Dec 2017 | 7:56 PM

Pope ends sensitive trip to Asia after seeking Rohingya forgiveness

DHAKA (Reuters) - Pope Francis ended a diplomatically tricky trip to Asia on Saturday, seeking the forgiveness of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh after his controversial decision to not directly refer to their plight when he visited their homeland, Myanmar.

1 Dec 2017 | 11:16 PM

Pope holds emotional meeting with refugees, says 'Rohingya' for first time

DHAKA (Reuters) - Pope Francis had an emotional meeting with Muslim refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh on Friday and used the word Rohingya to describe them for the first time on his Asian trip, calling for them to be respected.

1 Dec 2017 | 7:07 PM

Rohingya who says she was raped in Myanmar hopes pope can help find justice

DHAKA (Reuters) - A 27-year-old Rohingya Muslim woman refugee from Myanmar will meet Pope Francis on Friday in the hope he can help her find justice for the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of Myanmar soldiers, including rape.