UN delegation lauds Bhasan Char project
A high-level UN delegation yesterday lauded the Bhasan Char project and sought international community's support to make sure that the Rohingyas live there with dignity. "The Bangladesh government has made an important investment in Bhasan Char by developing the housing facility. If you compare with Cox's Bazar refugee camps, the housing facilities are much better in Bhasan Char," said UN Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees (protection) Rouf Mazou, who visited the island in Noakhali on May 31 .
‘We’ll be affected massively’
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh expects the UK to promote the interests and priorities of climate vulnerable countries in international platforms. She said this when COP26 president-designate Alok Sharma met her at the Gono Bhaban yesterday.
Foreign secretary calls for probe into Bhasan Char Rohingya demonstration
Foreign ministry will request the authorities concerned to investigate into as to why the Rohingya people demonstrated when a two-member team of the UNHCR headquarters in Geneva visited Bhashan Char on Monday.
Foreign ministry expresses discontents on 'distorted info'
The foreign ministry on Tuesday said that Rohingyas had demanded UN’s presence in Bhashan Char showing its disappointment with some international media and civil societies for “campaigning” against relocation of displaced Myanmar nationals with distorted information misrepresenting the facts.
Biden says ‘looking’ at Russia retaliation over cyberattack
US president Joe Biden said Wednesday he is “looking” at possible retaliation after the White House linked Russia to a cyberattack against global meat processing giant JBS. Asked by a reporter if he would take action against President Vladimir Putin, whom he will meet for a summit in Geneva later this month, Biden said: “We’re looking closely at that issue.”