Ambiya Khatu,  who married a man who paid for her release from smugglers in Thailand, watches her niece with her mother, Mabiya Khatu, at home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia“There was nobody to rescue us, so I agreed,” she said. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

The young woman had been penned in a camp in the sweltering jungle of southern Thailand for two months when she was offered a deal. She had fled Burma(...)

A man rows his boat in a flooded village outside Zalun Township, in Burma. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

The president of Burma has urged people to leave a low-lying southern delta region, with rain water flowing into the area threatening further flooding(...)

Women and children gather at a well at a refugee camp in Teknaaf, Bangladesh. In 1992, hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya fleeing a campaign of arson, rape and extrajudicial killing by the Burmese Army poured into Bangladesh where a multimillion-dollar people smuggling business has sent roots deep into impoverished corners of the country. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/New York Times

From his shop overlooking a pier on this island near the border with Burma (Myanmar), Mohammad Hossain watched the human smuggling business swell. Ove(...)

Staff oversee the printing of a Burmese-language newspaper in Rangoon (Yangon).  Photograph: Adam Dean/New York Times

It is the dawn of democracy in Burma (Myanmar). If only the Burmese had their own word for it. As this former dictatorship opens to the world, languag(...)

Amid tensions between the two countries, Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi began her visit to China on Wednesd(...)

Buddhist nationalists demonstrate against the UN and the return of Rohingya Muslims, in Yangon, Burma. Photograph:  Jonas Gratzer/Getty Images

Some 150 Buddhist nationalists took part in a protest in Rangoon yesterday against international pressure for Burma (Myanmar) to grant citizenship (...)

Rohingya migrants queue up for food at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh province, Indonesia. Since May 10, thousands of Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants have landed ashore in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Thousands more are believed to be trapped at sea in boats abandoned by their captains. Photograph: AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara

Some of the bodies found in 139 graves in human trafficking camps on the Malaysia-Thailand border showed signs they were tortured before they were ki(...)

A boat carrying hundreds of Rohingya migrants  from Burma drifting in Thai waters  in the Andaman Sea.  Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

A wooden fishing boat carrying several hundred migrants from Burma (Myanmar) was spotted adrift in the Andaman Sea yesterday, part of an exodus in whi(...)

Liu Zhenmin, vice-foreign minister of China, has summoned the Burmese ambassador to Beijing after a Burmese aircraft dropped a bomb on Chinese territory. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/EPA

China has summoned the Burmese ambassador for a meeting in Beijing after a bomb from a Burmese aircraft fell in Chinese territory and killed four Chin(...)

Marina near Sittwe, Burma. At least 50 people are believed dead after an overcrowded vessel bound for the city sank in bad weather. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

At least 50 people were believed to have drowned off Burma when a ferry sank in bad weather, Burmese government officials said.The boat had 209 people(...)