Rebels fire heavy guns at a military academy in retaliation for government army campaigns.
Relatives, local politicians fear the detainees face threat of torture by the feared government military.
Many residents, poor to begin with, have lost everything, and more rainfall is forecast for Mon state.
State legislator Hla Thein Aung has been turned away twice while trying to enter the conflict area.
Six of the individuals were deported from Singapore for fund-raising activities.
The warring armies disagree over the number of soldiers killed and injured.
Officials say the trade has been wiped out, but visits to local markets in Mongla proves otherwise.
The displaced Shan and Palaung residents of Tangyan township seek shelter in Buddhist monasteries.
The bodies of the two stabbed men are found in a river in Kyauktaw township.
The visitors manhandle jade and wooden carvings and do not follow hotel rules, they say.
Legislator Khin Maung Latt says more than 5,000 children living in displacement camps lack access to education.
Their report says that arms and equipment sold to Myanmar's military have been used to commit 'gross violations of human rights.'
Many villagers seek temporary shelter in displacement camps where relief supplies are limited.
Mahathir Mohamad’s remarks violate ASEAN non-interference principles, the government says.
The army detains a second motorcyclist for violating a dusk-to-dawn curfew.
The ethnic Khumi villagers from Chin state were detained after an armed clash in February.
A Rakhine state lawmaker says soldiers used ‘excessive’ force when they shot Ye Lin Naing.
The report says national forces and several ethnic armies still recruited children in 2018.
Firebrand monk Wirathu’s group has a history of inflammatory anti-Muslim statements.
Myanmar officials, Rohingya refugee leaders fail to iron out differences after talks in Cox’s Bazar.
His family rejects the Myanmar military's claim that the Plan International worker carried a grenade on his motorcycle.
The incident is the third armed assault on police outposts amid fighting between rebel forces and government soldiers.
Visit comes amid controversy over U.N. envoy Christine Schraner-Burgener’s statements.
Bo Than Tun was traveling by boat when assailants believed to be soldiers fired on him and others.
The Arakan Army accuses the government military of a war crime for fires in Kyaukmaw Paik Seik village.
The support contrasts with popular opposition to dams and plantations in other parts of Myanmar.
Prosecutors did not hold formal talks with refugees, camp leaders said.
Money has been transferred using “hawala” system to a avoid paper trail, counter-terror chief says.
The government-ordered internet suspension in parts of Rakhine and Chin states has lasted a month.
“So the crime was completed, if I can put it that way, in Bangladesh,” chief delegate says.