'This decision makes us hopeful about our desired repatriation with safety and dignity,' one refugee says from Bangladesh.
International rights groups welcome the decision and urge Myanmar to fully comply with the order.
They say they are concerned that Beijing will continue supporting rebel armies fighting in border regions.
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.
The children and a teacher were searching for firewood on a hill when they were hit by an explosion.
Relief groups says it has difficulty reaching all refugees from a year of fighting in Rakhine.
Shwe Mann discusses the growth of his Union Betterment Party, the military’s involvement in politics, and the 2020 elections.
The directive comes as the rebel Arakan Army steps up its abductions of local employees.
The national army and the Arakan Army trade blame for the ongoing conflict in western Myanmar.
Experts say the AA is following the pattern of other ethnic armies in imposing taxes in areas it controls.
Rights activists decry the lack of transparency and the government's denial of the mass killings in question.
The Sagaing region residents say they were not given promised payments for confiscated farmland.
About 162,000 predominantly ethnic Karen civilians remain internally displaced in southeastern Myanmar.
Officials react to an NGO’s report that calls measures including barbed-wire fencing and watchtowers “counterproductive.”