Rohingya  have been described as “among the world’s least wanted and one of the world’s most persecuted minorities”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Abdulkareem and his wife Robeza have not given their tiny week-old baby boy a name, because they fear he will not live for much longer. Born with a(...)

Buddhist monks in a hotel in Mandalay, Burma’s second largest city. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In an airy hall decorated with Buddhist motifs, the man considered one of Burma’s most dangerous sits supervising hundreds of novice monks as they sit(...)

Ethnic Rakhine buddhist villagers demonstrating at Sittwe town in August during the visit of UN Human Right Rapporteur on Rights in Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana. The United Nations has been calling for dialogue after violent clashes with dispossessed Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar. AFP/Getty Images

Around 50 members of a Muslim minority in Myanmar are feared drowned after trying to flee Rakhine state in a boat that sank in the early hours of this(...)

A checkpoint leads into the Aung Mingalar sector of Sittwe. Photograph: Tom Farrell

Just beyond the administrative buildings in Sittwe, capital of the state of Rakhine (Arakan) in northwestern Burma, a checkpoint halts all unauthorise(...)

Children gather in a shelter house before cyclone Mahasen approaches in Chittagong on May 16th, 2013. Photograph: Reuters

Cyclone Mahasen struck the southern coast of Bangladesh yesterday lashing remot(...)

Policemen are deployed to provide security amid riots in Meikhtila. Unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in central Myanmar has reduced neighbourhoods to ashes and stoked fears that last year's sectarian bloodshed is spreading into the country's heartland in a test of Asia's newest democracy. Photgraph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Burma declared martial law in four central townships today after unrest between Buddhists and Muslims stoked fears that last year's sectarian b(...)