The AA has used rocket-propelled grenades on outposts held by border police and Myanmar’s military in mountainous northern Rakhine State.
Paletwa in Chin State has been blocked off by fighting and the Chin Human Rights Organization says villagers are forced to feed rebel troops.
Fighting between the Arakan Army and Myanmar’s military is driving thousands of civilians from their homes across Rakhine State.
The military says it is strengthening the border region in Rakhine State to tackle the Arakan Army and Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.
Sources say fighting is for control of major river and road links across Rakhine State.
Incoming UN special rapporteur on human rights Thomas Andrews’ ties to Fortify Rights—a group whose reporting on Myanmar has been discredited—are cause for concern.
Myanmar’s armed forces are accused of torturing another civilian to death in Mrauk-U, Rakhine State, with the Arakan National Party saying deaths in custody must end.
Will politicians help the public imagine new post-election democratic possibilities in the wake of violence and COVID-19?
Nearly 3,000 villagers have fled their homes after naval shelling and the threat of military raids in response to alleged action by the Arakan Army.
The rapid rise in coronavirus continues with deaths reaching 39 and calls for Yangon residents to be extra careful with preventative measures.
Myanmar’s military says its deployments along the Bangladeshi border are to tackle rebel groups, not threaten its western neighbor.
A chief medic in Sittwe says the current strain of coronavirus is more virulent but less deadly than earlier this year.
The deaths of four civilians, including two children, in a Rakhine State village leads to international demands for a ceasefire.
With the state in lockdown and reeling from the Arakan Army conflict, Rakhine politicians say they cannot engage with voters.
Candidates struggle with coronavirus restrictions – on top of security, transport and internet troubles – as the general election campaign starts with a whimper.