The Rohingya Muslims are one of the most persecuted ethnic groups in the world.
China conducted joint air and land drills near its unstable border with Myanmar as Beijing stressed national security.
A U.N. report last month said the Myanmar army and police had committed mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya in a campaign that may amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
The U.N. is pushing for an enquiry into abuses against the Rohingya by the country's army.
Two senior U.N. officials told Reuters the crisis is significantly worse than previously thought.
Police said they found weapons and thousands of the stimulant pills in the monk's car.
Human rights groups said the army's actions could amount to crimes against humanity.
The military launched an offensive against the minority group in October.
The Myanmar army initiated a crackdown on purported Rohingya militants in October.
Cruising the Irrawaddy River gives some sense of how, post-sanctions, Myanmar is changing.
He calls his social media foray "journalism written with hate speech."
The critically endangered Burmese Star Tortoises have been safely reported to a Myanmar sanctuary.
After winning a historic election, the Nobel winner needs to bring peace to all of Myanmar.