UK sanctions Russians, Saudis under new Magnitsky powers

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Monday announced economic sanctions against individuals and organizations from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and North Korea under new U.K. powers to punish human-rights offen...

Myanmar's election commission sets Nov. 8 date for polls

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar announced Wednesday it will hold elections on Nov. 8 for the national, regional and state parliaments. The state Union Election Commission announced th...

Myanmar military warning of action causes thousands to flee

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thousands of people in an area of western Myanmar where there have been clashes between the government and ethnic rebels have been fleeing from their villages over the past week...

4 Rohingya men killed in gunfight with Bangladesh police

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Four suspected members of a Rohingya group allegedly involved in kidnapping for ransom were killed in a gunfight with Bangladeshi police near the sprawling refugee camps where...

ASEAN tackles emergency virus fund, sea feud in video summit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders held their annual summit by video Friday to show unity and discuss a regional emergency fund to respond to the immense crisis brought by the coronavirus p...

Indonesian fishermen discover 94 Rohingya adrift at sea

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian fishermen discovered 94 hungry, weak Rohingya Muslims on a wooden boat adrift off Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh, an official said Wednesday. ...

Bangladesh confirms 1st death of Rohingya from coronavirus

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh have confirmed the first death of a Rohingya refugee from the coronavirus, as infections rise in sprawling camps where more than 1 million Rohingya M...

Asia Today: South Korea clamps down again as virus rebounds

BANGKOK (AP) — Areas around the South Korean capital curbed large gatherings Tuesday and officials urged churchgoers and some health care workers to avoid crowds as the number of new coronavirus once ...

Myanmar military says police missing after rebel. attack

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s military said Friday that 10 members of the paramilitary Border Guard Police are missing along with three of their family members after a predawn attack allegedly by t...

Rights group: Satellite images show Myanmar village burning

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Satellite imagery that shows a village burning in a conflict zone in western Myanmar lends credence to reports that houses were set ablaze there by government soldiers, a major ...

Myanmar prepares response to Int'l Court order on Rohingya

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it will submit a report due Saturday outlining its claims of compliance with an order from the International Court of Justice to protect members of its Muslim Rohin...

The Latest: Slovenia proclaims end to virus epidemic at home

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

1st COVID-19 case detected in Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities have reported the first coronavirus case in the crowded camps for Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, where more than 1 million refugees are sheltered. ...

UK urges Myanmar military to extend cease-fire, citing virus

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Kingdom urged Myanmar’s military Thursday to extend its recently announced cease-fire to include the escalating conflict in northern Rakhine and Chin states where civi...

Fire guts 400 shanties, shops in Bangladesh Rohingya camp

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire on Tuesday raced through a crowded camp housing Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, destroying nearly 400 shanties and shops, a Bangladeshi official and the U.N.’...