- Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims Updated: May-24-15 7:05 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.
- Boat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached land Updated: May-23-15 1:16 am
More than 3,000 migrants abandoned by human traffickers have been rescued or washed ashore this month in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Some are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar, while others are Bangladeshis seeking better economic prospects. Many more are feared to still be stranded at sea, abandoned by traffickers amid a regional crackdown.
- The Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causes Updated: May-22-15 9:01 am
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- Q&A on origins of Rohingya conflict and why it persists Updated: May-22-15 5:50 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Many of the thousands of migrants abandoned at sea in Southeast Asia this month are Rohingya Muslims who fled their home country of Myanmar. Here are facts about the history and persecution of the ethnic and religious minority:
- US says willing to take in Rohingya boat people Updated: May-20-15 6:21 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States is willing to take in Rohingya refugees as part of international efforts to cope with Southeast Asia's stranded boat people, the State Department said Wednesday.
- Brokers tricking Rohingya children onto trafficking boats Updated: May-18-15 8:25 pm
SITTWE, Myanmar - The boy was shoved onto the wooden vessel with hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims. For days, the 14-year-old sat with his knees bent into his chest, pressed up against sweaty bodies in the cabin's rancid heat.
- AP News Guide: Plight of Myanmar's Rohingya Updated: May-14-15 11:28 pm
Thousands of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims have been fleeing persecution at home, and now their refugee boats are being turned away by neighboring countries, leaving them stranded at sea. Others had been locked up in jungle camps in Thailand. An untold number have died of starvation, sickness and abuse.
- Study: With goats, chickens, program helps poorest get by Updated: May-14-15 2:14 pm
NEW YORK - The very poorest of the poor can be helped with a program that includes providing goats, sheep, chickens or other livestock and training in how to make money from them, a large six-nation study concludes.
- Bangladesh man the latest blogger killed in the country Updated: May-12-15 3:59 am
SYLHET, Bangladesh - Masked men wielding machetes stabbed a blogger and author to death Tuesday near his home in northeastern Bangladesh, police said, the third fatal attack this year against a blogger in the South Asian country.
- Thai trafficking crackdown targets corrupt police, officials Updated: May-08-15 7:49 am
BANGKOK - Thailand's police chief announced the arrest of a powerful provincial mayor on Friday and said 50 police officers are being investigated in a widening human trafficking scandal spanning four Asian countries.
- TV: 2 dead, 100 injured in Bangladesh from Nepal quake Updated: Apr-25-15 5:40 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A TV report says that two people were killed and more than 100 injured in Bangladesh in an earthquake that originated in Nepal.
- Bangladesh mourns anniversary of garment factory disaster Updated: Apr-24-15 10:04 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Survivors and relatives of victims of a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh marched Friday to demand better compensation on the second anniversary of the disaster that killed more than 1,100 people.