The aid group, Doctors Without Borders, said the figure, which covered the first month after a military crackdown, was almost certainly an underestimate.
Evidence of the Rohingya Muslims’ history in Myanmar is being systematically eradicated. One prominent Rohingya asks, “How can they pretend we are nothing?”
An announcement by Myanmar and Bangladesh brings a vague commitment to return migrants who fled death and destruction in a military crackdown.
Visiting Myanmar’s capital, he called the violence “crimes against humanity,” and said that targeted sanctions against individuals might be called for.
It is hard to overstate the long history of Vietnamese antipathy toward the Chinese. But with the U.S. apparently withdrawing from the region, Hanoi can’t ignore Beijing.
Once a vital American war base, the city is host to an APEC summit where Vietnam will reaffirm warmer ties with the United States and seek help with China.
“We all have to try our best to live peacefully,” said Myanmar’s civilian leader, who has been faulted for not condemning the military’s atrocities in Rakhine State.
The pomp and pageantry of Thailand’s monarchy were on display for the cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
In Bangkok, residents have folded more than 10 million flowers made of sandalwood to help guide the king’s soul to the afterworld.
Claims that atrocities were staged, along with stark hate speech against Rohingya Muslims, are blaring out from social media and official statements.
The killings in 1965-66 played to anti-Communist attitudes, and U.S. diplomats mostly stayed silent while tallying the deaths, documents show.
As the humanitarian crisis for Rohingya Muslims worsens, envoys are reluctant to criticize Aung San Suu Kyi even though they seem to have been frozen out.
Ms. Yingluck, who is said to be in Dubai, was convicted of negligence over a rice-subsidy program. The verdict bars her from politics for life.
Concern is rising that Rohingya Muslims — both militants and those displaced in recent attacks — will be exploited by international terrorist groups.
“You cannot help everyone, so you tell yourself that documenting their suffering is a form of aid.”
The new settlements will be built in the next 10 days on 2,000 acres near the border to house the thousands who have fled from Myanmar, officials said.
Tens of thousands escaped into Bangladesh, where they told New York Times journalists accounts of massacres by security forces. Hunger and hardship await them across the border.
The crackdown comes as Cambodia’s long-serving leader, Hun Sen, tries to solidify his grip on power before elections next year.
Images of a damaged U.S. Navy destroyer come as America’s allies have grown concerned that the Trump administration’s actions provide an opening for China.