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Bangladeshi Hindus seeking safety in India

The number of Hindus living in Bangladesh continues to shrink as many of them leave to seek refuge in neighboring India. Experts blame it on religious persecution and systematic oppression against the minority community.

Deutsche Welle

New tiger count in Bangladesh raises alarm

Better counting methodology has revealed more realistic results for the remaining tiger population in Bangladesh’s Sundarbans. And the numbers are far from good: Only around 100 of the big cats still stalk the forests. The numbers of tigers that populate the world's largest mangrove forest in Bangladesh seem to be far fewer than previously thought. According to a recent survey,…

Deutsche Welle

Cricket World Cup 2015

Fourteen teams are participating in the 11th Cricket World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand, which began on 14 February and will continue until 29 March.  The teams will play a total of 49 matches in 14 different cities. Australian playing fields will host 26 matches in seven cities: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, …

Daily News Egypt

Banglalink digital issues $300m bond

Reuters – Egypt’s Global Telecom Holding said on Monday its Bangladeshi subsidiary Banglalink Digital Communications Limited issued Bangladesh’s first international bond. Banglalink, wholly owned by Global Telecom, has priced a five-year $300m bond with the coupon at 8.625%, Global Telecom said in a statement. The transaction is expected to close on 6 May. “The notes …

Daily News Egypt

A Rohingya Muslim village burns in recent violence in Myanmar

Myanmar’s minority Muslims under attack

When asked where his parents were, the boy mustered, “I don’t know.” He was still very young, even at 17 years-old, to have made a perilous crossing at the Naf River alone, venturing from Myanmar to Bangladesh and fleeing the threat of the Burmese military the length of the trip. At a refugee camp outside …

Maryam Ishani

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