The Rohingya were brought into Myanmar in the 1800s by colonial ruler Britain and are not an indigenous group, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing says.
Rohingya were warned by soldiers to leave their villages and go to Bangladesh or die, a UN report says.
Already, at least 521,000 have arrived from Myanmar since Aug. 25.
An official says the government expects the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army to strike again.
The government military rejects an overture to discuss the further cessation of offensives for humanitarian purposes.
Religious minority offers prayers, contributes to relief fund for Muslim refugees from Myanmar.
The Kachin Independence Army seizes residents of two villages during a major religious festival.
About 17,000 Muslims have been trying to reach Bangladesh since Sept. 26.
Bangladesh’s government announces plan to create gigantic camp for Rohingya.
Eight women abducted by Muslim militants return to Myanmar and tell authorities about the slaughter and abductions.
They cite new witness testimony of executions and warn against the forced repatriation of refugees.
Both sides agree to establish a joint working group to manage the repatriation of refugees.
They were part of a Buddhist mob that damaged houses, shops, and stands in Taungdwingyi township.
Their one-day tour comes as state police say they have received information about further possible terrorist attacks.
National Security Adviser Thaung Tun says the country ‘will never espouse a policy of genocide or ethnic cleansing’ and ‘will do everything to prevent it.’
Rakhine state officials cite rainy weather as reason for calling off Thursday's trip to the focal point of recent strife.
The announcement comes amid growing pressure from the international community for Myanmar to address and resolve the crisis in Rakhine state.
Some 480,000 refugees have fled from Myanmar since Aug. 25, new figures show.
Sixty percent of newly arrived refugees are children, the United Nations says.
Malaysia says statement by association chairman omitted any reference to Rohingya Muslims.
A community leader says Muslim militants arrested and killed about 100 residents from Kha Maung Seik village tract.
Expert panel cites “systematic policies” of killing, and active denial of identity and culture.
Non-Muslims displaced by recent violence ask Senior General Min Aung Hlaing to continue deploying troops.
They shot the trio in May after taking them into custody while they were returning to their camp after collecting firewood.
But the U.N. and rights groups blame the army for abuses and ethnic cleansing in Rakhine.
The state counselor doesn’t acknowledge the violence that Rohingya Muslims have endured at the hands of the Myanmar military.
Hundreds gather to denounce the recommendations of an advisory commission on the causes of unrest in the western state and international 'interference' in the Rohingya crisis.
No Muslims would be left in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, should this “worst case” scenario materialize, IOM official says.
“Inhuman, inhuman” some diplomats muttered as they listened to refugees recount tales of torture.
Students delivering aid to Rakhine meanwhile accuse international media of biased reporting from the region.