Following a failed attempt to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar last month, Bangladesh has started mounting pressure on the persecuted community.

A top Bangladeshi official told Anadolu Agency that Dhaka might be inflexible in addressing the Rohingya crisis in the future and lambasted the international community for showing “less interest” to help resolve the Rohingya issue.

"Until now, they [the international community] have failed to visit those villages in Rakhine...

Abul Kashem, the vice-chancellor of Cox’s Bazar International University in southeast Bangladesh, said on Sunday that authorities had suspended Rahima Akter Khushi, 20, and would investigate her case. A three-member committee was formed on Saturday, he added.

“Rohingya can’t be admitted to our university, because they are refugees,” the institution’s head said. “Foreigners can study here, but they must follow a procedure.”

Kashem said the young woman had provided documents...

While more and more women have been entering the job market every year—both formal and informal—they are still facing serious wage discrimination. A Daily Star report published on January 16, 2019 revealed that women workers at the brick kilns in Lalmonirhat district have been getting half the wage their male counterparts get despite doing the same hard work.

The situation is the same for all women workers in the 47 brick kilns of the district. This is fairly representative of the...

Demonstrators vandalize the home of the DU vice-chancellor as sporadic clashes and running battles continue.

More than 50 people have been injured in violent clashes between police and students of various universities and job seekers, who have been demanding reformation of the existing quota system in government recruitment tests, at Shahbagh and Dhaka University (DU) areas.

An unknown number of protesters were also detained by police during the sporadic clashes and running...

Girls in their early teens are being trafficked into prostitution in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Foreigners seeking sex can easily gain access to children who have fled conflict in Myanmar and now face a new threat.

Anwara is 14. Fleeing Myanmar after her family were killed she searched for help on the road to Bangladesh.

"Women came with a van. They asked me, if I'd go with them."

After accepting their help, she was bundled into a car, with the promise...