More Rohingya moved to remote Bangladesh island

LONDON: A new coronavirus variant has been detected in the UK, with scientists warning that a surge in new testing is crucial to prevent its spread. The B1525 variant contains an alarming set of new mutations, experts have said. It is the subject of a study by University of Edinburgh researchers, who warn that it […]

Sharjah Police Launches ‘First Remote Doctor’

Sharjah Police Launches ‘First Remote Doctor’

  SharjahSharjah Police General Command, on behalf of Al-Gharb Compliance Police Station, launched a “remote doctor” initiative in collaboration with Kuwait Hospital in the UAE. The scheme will provide medical advice and awareness services to detainees in connection with criminal or traffic cases through smart applications. It aims to strengthen the precautionary and precautionary measures […]

Bangladesh sends more Rohingya refugees to remote, flood-prone island

Bangladesh sends more Rohingya refugees to remote, flood-prone island /node/1800381/world Updated 27 sec ago January 29, 2021 05:59 Bangladesh sends more Rohingya refugees to remote, flood-prone island The island, which emerged from the sea just two decades ago, is several hours’ journey away from the southern port Updated 27 sec ago Reuters January 29, 2021 […]

Bangladesh to move more Rohingya refugees to remote island

Officials says the country will move 2,000 to 3,000 more refugees to Bhasan Char despite international criticism. Bangladesh will move up to 3,000 more Rohingya Muslim refugees to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal this week despite complaints by rights groups concerned about the island’s vulnerability to storms and flooding. Bangladesh has relocated […]

Rohingya refugees hope for better life as Bangladesh moves them to remote island

DHAKA: A second group of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh were on Tuesday taken to an island in the Bay of Bengal to start new lives, despite UN concerns for their welfare. The Bangladeshi navy provided transport for 1,804 Rohingya Muslim refugees — members of an ethnic and religious minority group who have fled violence and persecution […]

Bangladesh starts moving more Rohingya refugees to remote island

Nearly 1,000 refugees to be relocated to remote island in Bay of Bengal amid opposition from rights groups. Bangladesh has started moving a second group of Rohingya refugees to a controversial flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal despite opposition from rights activists. More than 1,600 of the Muslim minority from Myanmar were taken to […]

Bangladesh ‘set to move’ new group of Rohingya to remote island

About 1,000 Rohingya refugees will be moved to a remote, cyclone-prone island despite calls by rights groups to stop relocation. Bangladesh is set to move a second batch of Rohingya refugees to the remote island of Bhasan Char in the Bay of Bengal this month, officials say, despite calls by rights groups not to carry […]

Canada sending military to remote First Nation hit by COVID-19

Canada is sending the military to help a remote First Nations community handle a COVID-19 outbreak, the Department of Defence confirmed on Saturday, after the chief of Shamattawa First Nation requested help. In a statement on Facebook, Chief Eric Redhead said Canada’s Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller had confirmed the army’s deployment to Shamattawa. He […]

Bangladesh ships Rohingya to remote island despite outcry

Refugees and humanitarian workers say some of the refugees had been coerced into going to the flood-prone island of Bhashan Char. More than 1,600 Rohingya refugees sailed on Friday from Bangladesh’s southern port of Chittagong for the remote island of Bhasan Char in the Bay of Bengal, a naval official said, despite opposition from humanitarian groups […]