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.
The move is the clearest indication yet that his administration will take retaliatory trade action against China.
With the Rakhine crisis strengthening China's hand and limiting Western influence here, the government must plot a new strategic course.
Statement from Tillerson marks Washington’s first use of the term
US President says “Japan has been winning” on trade and that he will push for more reciprocal trade with Washington’s close US ally - in a friendly way.
As sanctions by EU and US hang over Myanmar, NGO warns action could impact economy and damage livelihoods.
An intelligence source based in Rakhine told The Irrawaddy that about 200 soldiers returned from Maungdaw District, at least 100 remain.