U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken made the announcement on Monday based on confirmed accounts of mass atrocities on civilians by the Myanmar military.
A humanitarian crisis unfolding in Myanmar has officially been declared “ethnic cleansing” by the United Nations’ top human rights official.
Many passengers jumped into the river to escape the fire, which left at least 39 people dead and 72 injured.
In the past 24 hours, nearly 12 inches of rain fell on the camps hosting more than 800,000 Rohingya.
The main exit gate of the factory, which processes juice, soft drinks and other foods, was locked from inside, a fire official said.
The devastating blaze in southern Bangladesh left thousands of refugees homeless, officials said.
At least 16 Muslim worshipers were killed and dozens more injured after a pipeline exploded near Baitus Salat Jame Mosque at Narayanganj.
Authorities warned that Cyclone Amphan could wreck densely populated regions that are home to some of the most vulnerable communities in South Asia.
Over 1 million displaced Rohingya and the Bangladeshi community hosting them are vulnerable, and humanitarian groups helping the refugees face increasing restrictions.
Twitter critics called BS after the secretary of state indicated Mary Louise Kelly misidentified Bangladesh as Ukraine in the president's map challenge.