Reports previously released by the House of Representatives have stopped short of declaring the security forces’ actions of rape, murder and arson in Rakhine to be genocide.
Pakistan joins Myanmar, China, North Korea and other countries which the US sees as having violated religious freedoms or tolerated abuses against religious groups.
If Canada’s justice minister decides to extradited Meng to the US, she could face up to 30 years in prison for each count of conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions
"Markets are opening with a knee-jerk boost to risk appetite but time will tell how enduring the optimism proves to be," said ANZ economist Jo Masters.
The US took the bells as trophies after the 1901 clash and turned them into a memorial to the 45 fallen US soldiers. It killed hundreds or thousands of people in a counterattack.
The post of assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs has been vacant since the previous incumbent, Daniel Russel, stepped down in April last year.
While the US hopes the sanctions will deter other nations from making arms deals with Russia, observers say they push Moscow and Bejing closer together.
As the flames of a trade war between China and the US grow, one top Chinese leader has been conspicuous for not taking a public role in the dispute - Vice President Wang Qishan.
The US govt moves to block China Mobile from offering services to the US telecoms market, recommending it be rejected because the govt-owned firm poses national security risks.
Singapore's small community of N. Koreans has kept a low profile in recent years as diplomatic pressure on their home country made working abroad increasingly difficult.
In a letter, Trump also said those in Myanmar responsible for instigating the crisis must be held accountable, said a Bangladeshi official.