Seven killed in Myanmar monastery shelling

Rakhine civilian deaths highlight propaganda war

Eight civilians were killed last week in the embattled Rakhine state, according to local officials. Neither the government nor the Arakan Army (AA) separatist group have taken responsibility. Reports claim the eight civilians were killed by stray art

Switzerland grants asylum to wife and children of rebel leader

The wife and two children of a rebel official in Rakhine State have been granted asylum in Switzerland. The family of Major General Tun Myat Naing of the Arakan Army had been living in Thailand as the separatist leader skirmished against the Myanmar
Myanmar govt orders internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin amid escalated tensions

Government renews internet blackout in Rakhine and Chin

The Myanmar government has resumed its controversial internet blackout in new townships in an effort to hinder Arakan Army rebels. On February 3, the government ordered telecom providers to suspend service in Rakhine’s Maungdaw, Buthidaung, Ratheda
EU to impose sanctions on Myanmar individuals

EU asks Myanmar to investigate war crimes

The European Union has officially called on the Myanmar government to launch investigations into those suspected of war crimes in Rakhine State. Less than one week after the International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to protect its Rohingya minor

Arakan Army releases captive MP

The Arakan Army (AA) has released Upper House lawmaker U Hawi Tin two months after he was captured. A human rights group told Reuters that the AA set the lawmaker free to ease tensions between the rebels and communities living in the conflict zone. S

AA continues hostage warfare with 130 captured villagers

The Arakan Army (AA) has captured more than 130 villagers in Paletwa Township, Chin State, claims a local ethnic organization. Although the AA has denied additional accusations of murders and sexual assaults in the township, if the allegations of arr