Rakhine state is one of Myanmar's poorest regions and NGOs provide aid to tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims still languishing in displacement camps as well as other local communities.
Myanmar has repeatedly said it is ready to take back refugees, blaming Bangladesh for failed efforts to kick-start returns.
UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee called for the commanders' assets to be frozen.
Travel ban on Myanmar military leaders not enough: UN investigator calls for commanders' assets to be…
Each year thousands of Rohingya and stateless Bangladeshis try to reach Malaysia or Indonesia by sea.
The Myanmar proposal to list the site was approved at a meeting of the UN's cultural body in Baku, Azerbaijan.
A 2017 military crackdown drove more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.
Myanmar's Ministry of Transport and Communications on June 21 ordered mobile phone operators to shut down all internet data across at least eight townships in Rakhine state.
The military is locked in battle with the Arakan Army (AA), insurgents fighting for more autonomy for the region's ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.
Leaders of the 10 countries on Saturday adopted a joint declaration against marine plastic pollution and stressed the importance of a regional trade pact first proposed by China.
Disputes in the flashpoint South China Sea, Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims and plastic pollution in the seas are also set to be discussed at the two-day ASEAN summit, chaired by…
Some activists say the Nobel laureate, who leads a civilian administration that took power in 2016 as part of a transition after decades of harsh military rule, could legislate or at least speak…
Thailand will from Thursday host four days of meetings for leaders of the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to discuss the region's most pressing issues.
Police issued an arrest warrant for Wirathu last month, but he has evaded arrest.
Nang Mwe San, Myanmar doctor and model who had her medical licence revoked for posting lingerie photos of herself blasted the government for "interfering" with personal freedoms.
The Southeast Asian nation used to be a regional cinematic hub before the 1962-installed military junta suppressed creativity, imposed censorship and cut the country off from outside influences.…