Up to 200,000 refugees could be at risk of landslides and floods, UNHCR warns.
Christine Schraner Burgener will meet Aung San Suu Kyi, the military commander-in-chief, ethnic armies, NGOs, and religious groups.
The jailed woman's sister said they were trying to find work in Yangon to support younger brothers in a family stuck in a camp since 2012.
Opposition lawmakers say putting an international representative on the new panel will compromise Myanmar’s sovereignty.
The move bans the accounts of the ultranationalist Buddhist Ma Ba Tha group and of two 'extremist' monks.
Analysts welcome the dialogue as a stepping stone to greater cooperation between the two power bases.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s office hopes UN involvement will speed up the returns, but the UN is calling the pact a first step.
The lawsuit comes two days after MP Than Maung Oo posted negative comments about the state on Facebook.
Win Myint’s office says the visit was not in accordance with certain procedures, though others were allowed to go.
Myint Thu of the Foreign Affairs Ministry says the move reflects the country’s current policy of working with the United Nations to resolve the refugee crisis.
“This is a positive development,” says Bangladeshi commissioner for refugee relief and repatriation.
One political observer says their involvement is a ‘good sign,’ while others see it as detrimental to the crisis in beleaguered Rakhine state.
The country’s Committee for the Protection of Journalists accuses police of violating human rights during the rally.
They had called in public for the release of students detained in an earlier protest against fighting in Kachin state.
The government says the panel is part of a 'national initiative to address reconciliation, peace, stability and development' in the ethnically and religiously divided state.
They say the measure is reminiscent of restrictions on students under previous military dictatorships.
Ichiro Maruyama meets with officials from the Arakan National Party during a visit to the area where a crackdown on Muslims occurred.
Brigadier General Aung Kyaw Hoe blames attacks on national force by the Kachin Independence Army for holding up the country’s peace process.
The soldier will be tried by a military court for shooting the man dead.
Myanmar government welcomes report after rejecting previous evidence and criticism of Rakhine actions from rights groups.
Aung Hmine San and Soe Moe Naing receive a two-year sentence for violating Article 19 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law.
Refugees use at least one-half million kilograms of firewood daily, officials and activists say.
They each face up to two years in prison if found guilty for statements they made during a press conference and antiwar rally.
The groups that have signed the government’s nationwide cease-fire accord say they are scheduled to attend other meetings in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Committee members say they saw men in plainclothes beating reporters at a rally in Yangon.
A lawyer for the defendants says he is interested in seeing who will take the stand and what they will say.
Lance Corporal Naing Lin denies handing over classified documents to Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone, who reject the testimony as wrong.
The army uses an old defamation law to silence critics, amid mounting humanitarian concerns for thousands displaced by fighting.
Authorities claim they did not obtain official permission to hold demonstrations.
District administrator Hlaing Soe says those who died were visiting the border town.