Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s foreign minister and a visiting senior American official discuss efforts to aid the refugee group.
For a seventh straight year, Freedom House rates Thailand as “not free.”
The move follows days of protests against sexual assaults including one posted on social media.
Community leaders openly expressed support for the Arakan Army rebel group, which Myanmar outlawed as a terrorist organization.
The Muslims were forced into displacement camps following communal clashes with Buddhists in 2012.
At least eight people have been killed since Oct. 1 and hundreds of Rohingya families have fled the camps.
In early days of the pandemic, some Rohingya who snuck into Myanmar tested positive for Covid-19.
Footage posted online showed a group of men stripping a women naked and attacking her.
Government officials deny report by Human Rights Watch that navy personnel beat refugees.
Kyaw Tint Swe told UN that militants from Myanmar are taking sanctuary in southeastern Bangladesh.
The rail link of the two-tier Sino-Bangladeshi project likely will be delayed for several years, official says.
They are to blame also for alleged extrajudicial killings of Rohingya refugees and rising lawlessness, critics say.
A pro-government leader and an opposition ally both want to lead hardline Hefazat-e-Islam.
Police say the more than 100 slain Rohingya were drug traffickers killed in armed confrontations.
Some academics have criticized the deal saying the country doesn’t need more electricity, especially from coal.
The 306 refugees on Bhashan Char must be allowed to move to the mainland, they add.
BNP leader Khaleda Zia was freed in March on humanitarian grounds because of health concerns.
Officials and residents said they have seen troops on civilian boats and in tents.
The pair were videotaped admitting to killing villagers during operations three years ago.
However, the refugees there since May want to move to the mainland to be closer to their community.
UNHCR says it was not informed of the weekend trip, organized by Bangladesh’s military.
They say they are citizens and have the right to vote in national elections in November.
The ban comes as sexual abuse of boys at madrassas is rising, a prosecutor says.
Officials cut access nearly a year ago after about 200,000 marked anniversary of Myanmar exodus.
Citizenship denial, travel curbs cloud dreams of medical school for Muhammad Ayaz.
Thousands of refugees in Bangladesh, officials call on Myanmar authorities to allow them to repatriate safely.
Thousands of boys and girls sheltering at camps in Bangladesh remain traumatized by the horrors they witnessed, experts say.
UNHCR calls on Myanmar to create conditions conducive for the repatriation of Rohingya driven out by the military.
Hundreds of tons of biomedical waste are produced daily in Dhaka, according to a report in The Lancet journal.
The loan comes amid decades of failed negotiations between Bangladesh and India over a water-sharing agreement.