Allies of the group say they will skip the talks if the AA is not permitted to join.
At least 25 want to run for parliamentary seats.
A clash between government forces and an ethnic separatist army drives villagers from their homes in northern Shan state.
All the missing and abducted persons are males, and a dozen are younger than 35.
Residents hand her complaint letters about land grabs as she registers her candidacy.
But state government and police officials deny the men were shot, claiming they were victims of a machete fight.
Villagers say the unexploded ordnance was left behind by government soldiers.
Tin Hlaing, chairwoman of the Rakhine State Election Subcommission, says military-run ministries will decide whether it is safe to hold balloting.
Across the political spectrum, parties are boosting the ratio of female candidates in November.
Civilians suspected of Arakan Army ties are routinely arrested and tortured, sometimes to death.
A military analyst says seeking justice for the victim is more realistic than demanding troop withdrawals in a war zone.
The military spokesman says shutting down the internet stops hate speech in the multiethnic region.
The KIA has detained five fighters deemed responsible for the July 6 killings, a local politician said.
Human Rights Watch says the police force is an ‘abusive security apparatus.’
Rohingya fleeing atrocities in Myanmar's Rakhine state should be allowed the protections given to refugees, rights groups say.
Rights groups say stiff-arming the UN over serious abuses in Rakhine hasn’t helped the country’s case.
The war-torn country is trying to meet obligations under the UN children’s rights treaty.
The Kayan women lost their jobs selling crafts with the collapse of Thailand’s tourism sector.
An ethnic Karen rebel group says the killing violates a nationwide cease-fire pact.
AA leaders point to the historic Arakan kingdom as well as to other ethnic-run enclaves in Myanmar.
The prospectors say that grinding poverty has driven them to scour for remnants of the gemstone in Kachin state.
Residents say they left because they feared atrocities by government soldiers.
Local people do not trust Chinese firms and associate mines with pollution and loss of farmland.
The southern part of Rakhine state, relatively quiet since conflict erupted in late 2018, is seeing detentions rise.
They say the members did not speak with them about a deadly landslide in Hpakant.
The villager has accused three soldiers of abducting and raping her.
Anger over villager’s death follows days of clashes that displaced hundreds.
Rohingya were allowed to vote and contest in 2010 elections, but the right was taken from them several years later.
Myanmar’s newest war zone joins many parts of a country riddled with mines from decades of war.
Advocates for desperate miners say only systemic reform will stop tragic deaths.