More than 27,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar within the past seven days, diplomatic sources say.
About 18,000 Rohingya crossed into Bangladesh in the last week, the IOM says.
The country’s National Defense and Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on restoring stability and security in the turbulent region.
Clashes between Muslim insurgents and security forces continue in the aftermath of a wave of deadly attacks on police outposts.
Pope Francis tells pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square that he is saddened by new of the persecution of the Muslim minority group.
A militant Rohingya group claims responsibility for the violent raids on 30 police outposts.
A report issued by an advisory commission on Rakhine state recommends a review of the country's Citizenship Law and an end to restrictions on Muslims.
President Htin Kyaw says he will consider the group’s recommendations for improving the precarious situation in the western state.
Guerrilla chief slams Myanmar, says group receives no foreign funding.
The New Mon State Party will decide whether to sign the nationwide cease-fire agreement in the next three months.
A members of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society Group says it had permission from the state government to enter Sadone.
Aung Ko Htway, who spent nearly a decade as a forced conscript in the Myanmar army, is charged with defaming the military.
The amendments reduce the jail sentence for violators of Article 66(d) and allow judges to release on bail those charged with defamation.
Aung Ko Htway, who was forced into the Myanmar army when he was 14, tells the story of his abduction, forced conscription, and time in prison.
A local ruling party chairman had suggested a plan was in place to arm and train ethnic Rakhines.
The military has accused Aung Htet of insulting it with a song his music group composed and sang.
The military says it will use armored cars and helicopters to prevent attacks by militants on ethnic Rakhine residents.
Lawi Weng of the online journal The Irrawaddy and Aye Nai and Pyae Phone Aung of the Democratic Voice of Burma await their next hearing on Aug. 18.
The move comes after lawmakers from the Arakan National Party meet with the commander-in-chief of the country’s armed forces.
Members of parliament from the Arakan National Party seek help from Senior General Min Aung Hlaing to end the violence in Rakhine state
Government soldiers let vehicles trapped in Mantong leave the town five days after an ambush by an ethnic armed group.
Villagers seek shelter in a monastery to escape clashes between the Ta’ang National Liberation Army and government military.
Tensions rise after Muslims use slingshots on ethnic Rakhine villagers in a cemetery in Zedibyin village.
The move follows an attack by Ta’ang National Liberation Army soldiers on a national army convoy in Mantong township.
Villagers use the opportunity to air their grievances about access to electricity, land grabs, and a lack of irrigation.
Kyaw Min Swe of the independent newspaper The Voice Daily is granted bail on the tenth attempt.
But it says that the religious affairs ministry must first file a complaint about the demonstrators who are calling for the government’s overthrow.
The hardliners call for the overthrow of the National League for Democracy government.
Six members of the group are found dead, and two remain missing.
Meanwhile, authorities arrest a township man suspected of being a militant and participating in military training activities.