'This decision makes us hopeful about our desired repatriation with safety and dignity,' one refugee says from Bangladesh.
The military says the actions of security forces during a 2017 crackdown were not ‘premeditated.’
The rebel ethnic force frees the man as a goodwill gesture in a neighboring state.
But Win Myint’s office says there is insufficient evidence to conclude that the crimes committed amount to genocide.
The findings contradict conclusions by UN and other investigators pointing to genocide, rights groups say.
Chinese investment has support in some parts of Myanmar, while others are wary.
Many see great opportunities in Myanmar’s rich neighbor, but polls show ambivalence about Beijing.
Authorities will issue National Verification Cards to an additional 29 Rohingya.
Structure is going up in the middle of a future sprawling planned township outside Dhaka.
Her visit follows a trip to Kachin state and comes amid international lawsuits and continued violence in Rakhine state.
They say the Chinese-backed company that operates the mine has not acted on recommendations by a parliamentary commission.
Nyan Thein’s death is the latest killing of a village head by Myanmar soldiers.
Immigration officials in Sittwe will determine whether they are from Rakhine or Bangladesh.
Thein Sein helped pave the way for Myanmar’s democratic transition, but one critic says he speaks ‘the words of dictators.’
A defense forces spokesman said the move ‘violates the rights’ of military families.
The state government claims that the International Rescue Committee was recruiting journalists.
Beijing has a long list of projects it wants to complete in its southern neighbor.
Journalists, activists, and artists are among the army’s leading lawsuit targets.