UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he heard "unimaginable" accounts of atrocities during a visit Monday to vast camps in Bangladesh that are home to a million Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar.
The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $500 million loan to develop a state-of-the-art 800 megawatt (MW) power plant in Khulna, Bangladesh, along with associated connections to natural gas and power transmission facilities.
A group of lawyers working on behalf of hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh is pushing for Myanmar’s military to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for widespread violence against the Muslims.
Bangladesh police have killed at least 86 people and arrested about 7,000 since launching a crackdown on drug trafficking this month, officials say, raising fears from rights activists of a Philippines-style war on drugs.
The state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and China Huadian Hongkong Company Limited (CHDHK) have signed an agreement to form a joint venture company to set up a coal-based power plant with a capacity of 1,320 megawatts, a senior BPDB official said on Monday.
A UN Security Council team visiting Bangladesh promised Sunday to work hard to resolve a crisis involving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to the country to escape military-led violence in Myanmar.
A Myanmar minister will tour camps for Rohingya Muslim refugees in neighboring Bangladesh, the first such visit since a crackdown by Myanmar's military drove thousands of the persecuted Muslim minority over the border.