The Rohingya are one the of the world’s most-persecuted ethnic minorities.
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Talks among ASEAN leaders are often limited to political and economic issues, pushing problems with deep social and cultural roots like the persecution of ethnic Rohingya to the margins.
Security personnel keep watch at the restaurant in the Gulshan area of Dhaka where armed men took hostages.
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Countering violent extremism in Bangladesh will require a change in the political climate of the country so that young are exposed to diverse political avenues and have a real chance of getting a job.
Students gathered in 2013 to show their support for the Shahbag movement for freedom and democracy in Bangladesh.
The deadly attack on Holey bakery in July 2016 and a recent spate of crimes against minorities show that Bangladesh's commitment to secularism and pluralism are at stake.
Bangladesh’s central bank recommended not opening up more opportunities for new banks, but the government thought otherwise.
Research into banks' charitable activities shows a strong interest in disclosing donations made the the ruling family's causes.
Stilt houses to help cope with floods in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Climate change will certainly affect Bangladesh but claims of climate change refugees are premature.
Marrakesh braces for the first round of climate talks since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015.
The Paris Agreement is in place, but there's still much to lose for the least developed countries.
Bhokul has faced the loss of her family’s land, and the loss of their income. Now climate change threatens her livelihood even more.
Meet Bhokal, who has already lost so much due to environmental disasters, and who needs the Paris agreement to be a success.
At least 70 people died in a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan in August – most of them lawyers.
A new tool is tracking attacks on people for their religion, politics, caste, ethnicity, gender, class and sexual orientation.
Cities like Dhaka are internally diverse, even contradictory. Such variation extends to the types of economic activity that take place in them.
As cities trumpet their liveability, creativity and greenness, many informal settlement activities are often relegated to the shadows.
Bangladesh will be hit hardest by climate change.
The Global South needs stronger commitments from rich countries to achieve long-term climate success.
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Nearly 5m tonnes of coal will soon be shipped through the Sundarbans each year.
Latest disaster: Tampaco Foils, near Dhaka.
The people responsible for the country's successes are the victims of its political failures.
Bangladesh’s ruling party ministers say private schools and universities are responsible for the recent surge in terrorism, which includes the attack on a bakery in Dhaka.
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If the government is serious about tackling terrorism, politicisation and increased surveillance in private schools and universities will not be enough.
Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world despite its ranking as one of the ‘least liveable’.
Bringing significant benefits to an emergent middle class, Dhaka's cultural, economic, environmental and political landscapes are being rapidly but unevenly transformed.
Diplomats and officials from 17 countries met in Bangkok in May 2015 to discuss how to deal with the thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees.
Plans for more robust architecture on forced migration need to be more advanced. Countries in our region must not rest on their laurels.
If the banks can't trust each other's messages, can you trust the banks?
Police in Dhaka hold back protesters furious at the murder of a student.
Bangladesh's sexual minorities have been under violent attack for some time – as has anyone standing up to the country's extremists.
East London living.
How where you live changes your way of thinking.
On watch in Dhaka.
Murders, corruption and suspicion are eating away at Bangladeshi society – and some surprising forces are fuelling the chaos.
These Rohingya women and children, rescued by fishermen in Aceh, are among thousands in need of resettlement.
A summit in Bangkok is discussing the fate of thousands of people who were stranded at sea. Australia is represented but refuses to resettle any refugees, casting doubt on its commitment to a regional solution.