Locals suspect they were planning to extort money from fellow Chinese in the Myanmar-China border area.
Firefighters suspected of being government soldiers are kidnapped, while police assigned to Rakhine are resigning.
The soldier said he was sick of seeing Rakhine civilians abused, but the army dismisses his claims as propaganda.
Others who live in displacement camps inside Rakhine state say conditions have not improved.
Once bustling wholesale center now empty, as Chinese restrictions have killed demand for agricultural products.
The Kunming-Mandalay high-speed railway is part of China’s showcase Belt and Road Initiative.
Rakhine state reports civilian deaths in the ongoing war between the Arakan Army and government military.
The raids follow earlier ones that left two traffickers dead and bagged millions of methamphetamines.
An additional eight youths detained last month were placed in juvenile detention.
The foreign ministry called China’s proposal ‘one-sided,’ but did not say why the refugees could not visit.
A rights group says rights violations by ethnic militias in northern Shan state increased in recent months.
Huawei is providing communications networks to about one-third of Myanmar’s population of more than 53 million.
Illicit maritime crossings through the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea have resumed after a two-year lapse, UNHCR says.
The mining company learned of local government decision to scrap surveys from Facebook, while villagers fear the project will go ahead anyway.
The government military says the Arakan Army launched an attack, forcing it to strike back.
The army is prepared to string barbed wire around refugee camps, top general says.
Protest by hundreds of residents forces government to change its mind, but decision lies with national government.
The military says the lack of access has stopped communication with outside world.
They were fleeing poverty and lack of freedom in their native Rakhine state.
A laser is pointed at Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s face in Yangon.
Myanmar “should demonstrate that it is serious in alleviating the crisis,” Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad says.
Several ethnic armies say they have never considered or carried out bomb attacks.
A working group already exists, though, Myanmar's representative to the UN says, adding that what is needed now is 'sincere will' to implement existing agreements.
Region’s chief minister reports the now viral image to the culture minister.
The Arakan Army claims it killed 10 government troops and seized an artillery camp.
Under an international cloud, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing stresses unity in visits, alms to religious institutions.
Many mosques were closed in 2012 after intercommunal violence in Rakhine state.
The Arakan Army rescues a detained woman from police in Rakhine state.
The ruling National League for Democracy party opposes the bill, saying similar limitations do not exist internationally.
Democracy icon is seen as ignoring victims of her army’s 2017 ethnic cleansing campaign.