Many fear the effort to probe a campaign the UN has called “ethnic cleansing” will repeat a pattern of whitewashing documented atrocities.
Eight states and divisions hit as rescuers call for more boats and warn of food shortfalls.
The landslide is the latest in a series of deadly waste-heap collapses in Hpakant in recent years.
Meanwhile, a statue planned for Kayah state will be built in spite of local opposition, a state leader says.
A report by the rights group says it has found ‘reasonable grounds’ that atrocities committed against civilians constitute genocide and crimes against humanity.
The armed forces have transferred the acreage to the government to give back to its owners, but there have been delays.
An ethnic militia accuses the government army of killing the women and dumping their bodies in a forested area.
The country's civilian government must work harder to resolve claims and prevent further abuses, the rights group says.
ARSA insurgents were involved in some of the brutal killings, refugees allege.
Six days of talks produce agreement on 14 basic principles, but tough security issues remain.
Hostilities intensify between the RCSS/SSA and Myanmar forces in the war-torn region.
She urges militias that have signed the government’s cease-fire accord to discussion outside of formal conference settings.
Militias based along the China-Myanmar border have yet to decide whether they will sign the government’s nationwide cease-fire pact.
Talks have been delayed by renewed fighting in Shan and Kachin states, while Rakhine strife is not on the agenda.
Karen NGOs say dams hurt ethnic villagers who are forced to give up land on which their lives and livelihoods depend.
The charges come a day after authorities level some 50 newly built homes near a Muslim settlement that burned down by the army.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo plead not guilty and say they did nothing to harm the state’s interests.
Demonstrators say the government should be focusing instead on foimproving relations with the country's ethnic minority groups and forging peace.
The country is slowly shutting down the facilities to comply with recommendations made by a previous advisory commission.
Hong Liang says Beijing backs Myanmar’s efforts to bring warring ethnic groups to the negotiation table.
Ko Ko Gyi, a leader of Myanmar’s 88 Generation student democracy movement, discusses efforts to register the Four Eights People’s Party.
Secretary General Antonio Guterres and World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim visit refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Representatives are warned not to say anything at the conference that would embarrass the armed forces.
Lawyers for the defense and prosecution present final arguments in the pretrial phase of the case.