Witnesses reject the army’s account of the May 2 shooting of detained villagers in Kyauktan village.
The Ministry of Home Affairs is ordered to prosecute Wirathu after a warrant is issued for his arrest.
Hundreds rally to support the monk, notorious for anti-Muslim hate speech.
One analyst says the decision could harm the Myanmar Army’s already poor international reputation.
Troops were escorting aid workers from other countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar, who escaped unhurt.
Two years after it drove Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh, the military is blamed for atrocities against ethnic Rakhines.
A local witness says there are dozens more illegal Chinese banana plantation workers in the area.
The seven soldiers served less jail time than two Reuters reporters who uncovered the killings.
Military spokesman vows to look into reports of a practice that soldiers were notorious for in the past.
Myanmar brides for Chinese husbands lured with false hopes of job opportunities across border.
The call from Muslim groups comes amid ‘standstill’ in two-year-old Rohingya crisis.
Latest deaths occur as UN officials survey humanitarian needs in troubled western state.
Seven members of the Generation Peacock troupe are on trial for mocking the military in army uniforms.
Thirteen villagers and a local reporter now face possible jail terms.
The Arakan Army says the government military was firing indiscriminately, but local villagers say the army was hit earlier by a mine attack.
Kachin state struggles with chemical pollution and the destruction of natural habitats by banana growers.
Seven members of the Generation Peacock troupe were sued for mocking the military in army uniforms.
Military chief Min Aung Hlaing led the ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya.
The sites were closed amidst mob threats, despite being sanctioned by local officials.
The crowd was demanding compensation for lost land and a halt to an influx of Chinese workers.
Three journalists had faced criminal charges until a November 2018 deal in which charges were dropped in exchange for the apology.
Military thumbs its nose at the mission, citing support from Russia and China.
Aid organizations deliver food to refugees in Rathedaung, but are not allowed to meet directly with them.
IS cell planned to carry out slew of attacks during first week of Ramadan, police say.
Myanmar’s military announced causes of death which the family members say are false.
Inmates live-stream the violence and their demands to be included in a presidential amnesty.
Rights groups say accountability requires an independent probe of the Kyauktan village shootings.
Amnesty International welcomes the end of ‘a travesty of justice from start to finish.’
Criminal complaint against Rakhine media outfit underscores difficulty of covering conflict.
Survivors say soldiers shot sleeping Kyauktan villagers, while army says detainees tried to seize guns.