World Bulletin / News Desk
The authorities in Bangladesh have made it illegal for its citizens to get married to Muslims from Myanmar's Arakan region to prevent in influx of refugees who seek to enter the country via marriage.
In the statement issued by the Bangladeshi Justice Ministry on Thursday, it was also said that Muslims from Arakan would also not be able to marry each other in Bangladesh. This will prevent Muslims from Arakan from applying for Bangladeshi citizenship in these ways.
According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHRC), there are currently 30,000 Arakanese Muslims living as refugees. Unofficial figures state their actually numbers to run in the hundreds of thousands.
The Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar's Arakan have been forced to live in enclaves and are often subject to attacks from Buddhist extremists.
The government refuses to recognize them as natives of Arakan and left their ethnic group out of a recent census. The Myanmar authorities consider the Rohingya to be illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
Bangladesh on the other hand has been turning persecuted Rohingya away as they flee from violence in their homeland. Many of them fall victim to human traffickers to detain them in secret camps in inhumane conditions until a ransom is paid.
Fighters claiming loyalty to ISIL have been clashing with rival Taliban militants in eastern Afghanistan
Hillary Clinton accused China of stealing commercial secrets. Asked about the remarks, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said the two sides had taken a "constructive spirit" in tackling the issue.
Tropical storm Egay has caused massive floods and landslides, causing school to close and flights cancel.
Nationality of 36-year-old patient, who traveled to archipelago from Dubai after stopover in Saudi Arabia, undisclosed
Private donations to orphanages in Cambodia means the government is struggling to cope with their reform, with lack of transparency and lack of safety checks
Pakistan and India will start the process of joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
Senior public servant's body discovered next to hotel, days after fatal bus crash struck visiting group of South Korean government employees
The South Korean military hit by more controversy with a navy officer selling sensitive information to China.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman expressed China angered by new US military strategy report
After attack on foreign troops in Kabul, some Afghans questioned why the troops were out on the streets
China finance ministery spokeswoman says that China continues in its way and to maintain financial cooperation with Greece
South Korea finds its new era of safety consciousness tested, with cause behind tank blast not immediately clear
The State Investment Fund 1MDB has said that the claims of funneling more than $700 mn into Prime Minister Najib Razak's account is political sabotage.
Three dead, over 20 injured as a result of 6.4 earthquake strike in Uyghur populated region
India's Maharashtra state says religious schools must teach formal curriculum to receive funding
A World Bank report that measures income, has determined that Bangladesh has become middle income country despite 99% of the population living under the poverty line.