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The rare action against military members comes as Myanmar faces charges of genocide at the United Nations' top court over a brutal 2017 crackdown against the Rohingya
The United Nations calls on the two parties to 'take urgent measures to spare civilians'
A Navy vessel transports hundreds of freed prisoners from Yangon to western Rakhine state, where most Rohingya live under tight movement restrictions and in conditions Amnesty International has condemned as 'apartheid'
The nearly 200 arrested Rohingya Muslims are taken to either Thechaung camp or transported further north to Ngakhuya camp in Maungdaw township
The National League for Democracy's Ye Thein, party chairman in Buthidaung township, had been held for weeks by the Arakan Army
The insurgents and army blame each other for the deaths of hostages
State-backed Global New Light of Myanmar says a bus was flagged down by a man before 18 rebels in sportswear emerged from the forest and ordered passengers off at gunpoint
The report describes grisly violence at the hands of soldiers and Buddhist vigilantes, who allegedly attacked villagers with guns, knives, rocket launchers and grenades before dumping bodies into pits and dousing them with acid
The rally marks two years since the Rohingya fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar forces
Some 740,000 Rohingya who fled a crackdown by Myanmar's military in 2017 in Rakhine state still fear for their safety if they return to Myanmar
Authorities say the internet was being used to coordinate operations while rights groups allege the blackout permits troops to act with impunity
Internet services are being used to coordinate illegal activities, said Myanmar's Ministry of Transport and Communications
Army spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun denies all allegations by Amnesty International, saying the military's operations were within the law and they 'avoided harming civilians'
Bangladesh's foreign ministry summons Myanmar's ambassador late Tuesday, February 5, to protest over the arrivals from Rakhine
Ethnic Rakhine rebels carried out pre-dawn attacks on 4 police stations near Myanmar border with Bangladesh
The operations come after two ethnic Rakhine Buddhist men were found dead
Supporters will gather in downtown Yangon as Reuters invites people from around the world to post photos on social media of the 'thumbs up' gesture that became a symbol of the pair's court appearances
None of the 720,000 Rohingya who fled Myanmar after a military crackdown in August last year volunteer to return
Once hailed as a global rights champion, Suu Kyi has fallen from grace due to her failure to speak up following a brutal military crackdown on Myanmar's Rohingya minority
(UPDATED) The State Department releases the report just as the United States announces $185 million in new funding for Rohingya refugees during a meeting on Myanmar at the United Nations
(UPDATED) 'They were not jailed because they were journalists' but because 'the court has decided that they had broken the Official Secrets Act,' says Aung San Suu Kyi
The International Criminal Court's 'pre-trial chamber...decided by majority the court may exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportations of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh'
(UPDATED) The Rohingya exodus continues today, as refugees continue to trickle over the border throughout this year
(UPDATED) Myanmar nationals Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been held in custody for nearly 7 months for pre-trial hearings
The annual Trafficking in Persons report says Myanmar slipped backward on its trafficked person's index to Tier 3 for failing to protect Rohingya Muslims fleeing a military crackdown in Rakhine state
The military says in a Facebook post that Major General Maung Maung Soe, the former head of the western command in Rakhine, has been 'purged' for poor performance
News organizations are being prohibited from using the word 'Rohingya' in their shows
United Nations agencies will initially carry out assessments in Rakhine state, which has been largely closed to outsiders since the Rohingya crisis began
The UN Security Council is also urging Myanmar to take steps to end decades of discrimination against the Muslim Rohingya, who are denied citizenship rights in the Buddhist-majority country
A story of a Rohingya family torn apart by brutality and with nowhere to go
'Definitely the term is divisive,' says sociologist Su-Ann Oh, who has done fieldwork in refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border since 2005
(UPDATED) Bangladesh and Myanmar are supposed to begin repatriation in January but the plan is repeatedly delayed as both sides blame the other for a lack of preparation
(UPDATED) The United Nations says Myanmar must still address 'critical issues of freedom of movement, social cohesion, livelihoods, and access to services'
It has been rare for Rohingya migrants to attempt the sea routes south since Thai authorities clamped down on regional trafficking networks in 2015
Myanmar has been trumpeting its readiness to take back refugees, who are massed across the border in Bangladesh, and built reception centers and transit camps for returnees
'I am becoming more convinced that crimes committed... bear the hallmarks of genocide, and call in the strongest terms for accountability,' says the report to the UN Human Rights Council
(UPDATED) One is detonated in the compound of the state government secretary's home, while the two others explode in front of an office in the city and on a road leading to a beach
Myanmar denies the allegation, saying it launched a proportionate crackdown on Rohingya rebels
One-time Suu Kyi ally Bill Richardson was one of 5 foreign members handpicked by Myanmar's civilian leader to serve on the committee
'We believe it would be very important to have UNHCR fully involved in the operation to guarantee that the operation abides by international standards'
(UPDATED) The Facebook post gives the first confirmation of a mass Rohingya grave inside Rakhine state following an army crackdown on militants from the minority group
Bangladesh sends the list of names to Myanmar authorities so repatriations could start in late January under an accord between the two governments
Human Rights Watch says dozens of buildings were burned the same week Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding on November 23
The Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says 'at least 6,700 Rohingya, in the most conservative estimations, are estimated to have been killed, including at least 730 children below the age of 5'
Speaking before a special session of the UN Human Rights Council on the abuses against the Rohingya, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein condemns 'widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal' attacks against the Rohingya
Amnesty urges members to keep the pressure on and says authorities in Myanmar are committing crimes against humanity that are continuing on a 'daily basis'
'I wept, I tried to do it in a way that it couldn't be seen. They wept too. I told myself 'I cannot leave without saying a word to them,'' says Pope Francis after his visit to Bangladesh
'Just trust in our capacity to care. Ang mga Pilipino, malaki ang mga puso niyan. Puwede nating suportahan ang mga kababayan natin dito habang sinusuportahan ang mga mamamayang nakakaranas ng karahasan at pambubusabos,' says journalist and UNHCR advocate Atom Araullo
'Today the presence of God is also called Rohingya,' the Pope says after an emotional encounter with refugees who have fled violence in neighboring Myanmar.