The government-appointed body will submit an interim report on prospects for conflict resolution, humanitarian assistance, and development in the troubled state.
Bangladeshi officials say they are now letting some refugees in on humanitarian grounds.
The two men, who are being held in Yangon’s notorious Insein prison, will have a court hearing on Dec. 9.
A government minister urges the organization to intervene in the matter because of reports of 'large-scale ethnic cleansing.'
The opposition declaration calls for the body to hold a meeting to address the conflict and other issues that are threatening the country.
John McKissick, head of the UNHCR in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, says Myanmar is conducting a genocide campaign against Rohingya Muslims.
Dhaka summons Myanmar’s ambassador and border police from the two countries discuss the situation.
Aung San Suu Kyi appeals to ethnic militias to sign the government’s peace accord to end the fighting in Shan state.
Hostilities between ethnic armed groups and the national army have moved into the country’s northernmost state from neighboring Shan state.
The new four-group coalition presses attacks on military, police and trade posts as peace process stalls.
Bangladeshi officials deny a report that people were gunned down as they tried to cross over.
Human Rights Watch meanwhile calls on the government to give independent media and rights organizations unhindered access to the volatile area.
Meanwhile, the United States calls on the government to end the violence in the western state.
The army has accused Muslim Rohingya ‘terrorists’ of setting fire to houses and blaming soldiers for the arson.
A column of soldiers shot dead villagers who attacked them with machetes and clubs, government media says.
Government says two troops were killed Saturday, while Human Rights Watch says 430 houses were burned in three villages.
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