• US says it’s troubled by Rohingya crisis, Myanmar response

    BANGKOK (AP) — Amnesty International said new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that military operations there have ended.

    Updated: 8:14 pm

  • For Rohingya Muslim child refugees, too many losses to count

    BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Abdul Hamid has the wide-open smile of a child and the eyes of an adult. By age 12, the Rohingya Muslim boy has seen more than anyone should have to see in a lifetime.

  • Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die

    COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh veered off a road and fell into a ditch Thursday morning, killing at least nine aid workers, hours after another aid shipment in the refugees’ violence-wracked home state in Myanmar was attacked by a Buddhist mob.

  • Leader of Indonesia attack plot gets 11 years in prison

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian militant linked to the Islamic State group smiled and raised one finger toward heaven after a court on Wednesday sentenced him to 11 years in prison for leading a plot to attack a presidential guard-changing ceremony in Jakarta.

  • Trump and Macros take spotlight at UN but challenges are key

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations — but it’s the tough global challenges from the nuclear threat in North Korea and the plight of Myanmar’s minority Muslims to the spread of terrorism and the impact of climate change that will dominate discussions.

  • Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map.

  • AP Interview: Mahathir says opposition can win Malaysia vote

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says the opposition alliance campaigning to topple the country’s corruption-tainted leader can win the next general elections and pull Malaysia back from a slide into kleptocracy.

  • Hamilton wins Singapore GP as title rival Vettel crashes

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Lewis Hamilton profited from the chaos to win the Singapore Grand Prix and extend his championship lead on Sunday, while title rival Sebastian Vettel lost huge ground after crashing out on the first lap.

  • Bangladesh restricts Rohingya refugees, starts immunization

    COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi authorities are taking steps to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence in Myanmar, whose military chief maintains that the chaos was the work of extremists seeking a stronghold in the country.

  • To fight wildlife crime, experts say ‘follow the money’

    BANGKOK (AP) — In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring prostitutes to pose as trophy hunters would have marked the end of the story.