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Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi  shake hands with Pope Francis during his visit to  Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar, on Tuesday. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the leaders of majority-Buddhist Myanmar, mired in a crisis over the fate of Muslim Rohingya people, to commit themselv(...)

Pope Francis arrives at Yangon International Airport in  Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Pope Francis landed in Myanmar, and in a diplomatic minefield, on Monday. In his first visit to the country – and his first to any majority-Buddhist (...)

A Rohingya refugee girl with  make up on her face in the Balukhali Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, today. Photograph: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

Myanmar’s army released a report on Monday denying all allegations of rape and killings of Rohingya Muslims by security forces, having days earlier re(...)

A woman carries an ill Rohingya refugee child through a camp in Bangladesh. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

International aid groups in Myanmar have urged the government to allow free access to Rakhine State, where an army offensive has sent more than 500,00(...)

Rohingya refugees carry their belongings as they arrive in  Bangladesh. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Myanmar’s treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority appears to be a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing, the top UN human rights official has said.(...)

Newly arrived Rohingya refugees at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya on Tuesday after crossing the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Photograph:  Sam Jahan/AFP/Getty Images

More than 18,000 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and some with bullet wounds, have fled the worst violence to grip northwest Myanmar in at least five year(...)

A rickshaw puller waits for passengers during rainy weather in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh raised its storm danger signal to the highest level of 10 on Monday as a severe and intensifying cyclone churned towards its low-lying coas(...)

Bangladesh counterterrorist police on alert as people  gather at the scene of an operation to storm an alleged militant hideout in Dhaka on December 24th, 2016. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Bangladesh have arrested five suspected Islamist militants believed to be plotting to attack new year celebrations, a counter-terrorism poli(...)

Hindu women hold a photo of a vandalized temple during a rally by various Bangladeshi Hindu communities protesting the attacks on Hindu temples, houses and and businesses at the Nasirnagar Upazilla, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Police in Bangladesh have arrested dozens of people following fresh violence against Hindus, a senior officer said on Sunday, after a spate of attacks(...)

A relative  cries as victims’ bodies are carried into a makeshift morgue at a hospital after a fire broke out at a packaging factory in the Tongi industrial area outside Dhaka, Bangladesh on Saturday. Photograph: AM Ahad/AP Photo

A fire on Saturday at a food and cigarette packaging factory in Bangladesh killed at least 23 people and injured more than two dozen, emergency and go(...)

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