The Ta’ang group, an ally of the Arakan Army, warns Tatmadaw to stop targeting Arakanese civilians
A woman was injured and a historic pagoda was damaged by artillery fire in Mrauk-U during fighting between the Myanmar military and rebels, a community elder and an official said.
The President's Office on Thursday announced a new committee tasked with stabilizing the troubled state. Some of the named members say they only found out via Facebook.
Over 1,000 have fled villages in Ponnagyun Township following intensified fighting, raising the number of displaced in Rakhine State to 13,000.
Ministers have yet to disburse funds to area’s 10,000 IDPs, despite green light from state parliament
Declaring a state of emergency or inserting more troops will not solve the root causes of the conflict.
The police officers were killed after refusing to surrender the station to AA rebels in Ponnagyun Township, in this second attack of its kind so far this year.
Arakan Army displays IDs, claims at least 15 gov’t troops killed in Paletwa Township
The latest death in Mrauk-U brings to five the number of civilians killed by landmines or unexploded ordnance in the area since February.
The government says thousands of Rohingya in northern Rakhine have been issued so-called green cards this year granting them partial citizenship, and that more will get them soon.
Police seized over 10 million yaba tablets which were said to be destined for Bangladesh on Saturday.
Bangladesh officials said the matter had to be taken up by the foreign ministries of both countries before the return of the soldier could be arranged.
"Not a single Rohingya has volunteered to return to Rakhine due to the absence of conducive environment there," Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said.
Local residents said they heard a loud explosion and multiple rounds of gunfire Wednesday night and in the morning saw several dead bodies and damaged vehicles at the scene.
A local official said the husband and wife found the shell in the forest while cutting wood and were taking it home by boat when it exploded.