The four get four years in jail for interacting with an illegal group.
The International Court of Justice will hold public hearings on the genocide case on Dec. 10-12.
Critics says the ruling is the result of the military's involvement in politics.
Villagers blame the government military, which denies responsibility.
Residents say they fear beatings by soldiers looking for Arakan Army supporters.
The Muslim refugees said they were sailing for Malaysia in search of better lives.
Activists say Myanmar’s leader is being sued because she failed to speak out against the military’s actions against the minority group.
Tourists coming from China eat and stay only at restaurants and hotels selected by their guides, and shun local attractions charging entrance fees.
Thuzar Aye was told she could get a better paying job in China, but was sold to an older man.
Local officials and residents fear an influx of settlers from China and vices such as gambling.
Ethnic Salones say the expansion of pearl farms to their islands would wipe out their seafaring livelihoods.
Gambia spearheads case on behalf of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
UNESCO officials Mechtild Rössler and Jing Feng discuss threats to World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia.
Villagers blame Myanmar forces for the attack in Buthidaung township, which also set homes ablaze.
Government had announced plans to move 3,000 to Bhashan Char from Cox’s Bazar camps by early November.
They are freed a day after the Arakan Army released 25 other civilian captives taken from a passenger ferry.
Numbers still held remain unclear, though, as AA figures for captives' status clash with government estimates.
The woman, who is now mentally disabled, says her captors broke her leg.
‘What we would prefer to see is a Myanmar domestic process that people who commit human rights [abuses] are held accountable,’ says US Ambassador Scot Marciel.
Soldiers reportedly stabbed and beat two of escapees during interrogations.
War hurts farming, fishing, border trade, and tourism, the pillars of the Rakhine economy.
Critics see another blow to freedom of expression in a country struggling to shed its dictatorial past.
Allies say her comments to the Japanese press were unhelpful in achieving a key electoral pledge.
Dramatic air attack on AA motorboats in Rakhine state killed an unknown number of abductees.
The AA cited the example of a deadly attack by the three-army Northern Alliance in August in Shan state that killed 15 people.
Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s army, does not deny report’s claims, but says it is working to prevent rights abuses.
Military says it killed nine AA while sustaining only minor injuries, but AA says it killed 3 dozen with only two casualties.
But conditions must be made safe for their return, and rights as citizens established, Rohingya refugees say.
Dhaka plans to relocate about 3,000 people from Cox’s Bazar camps early next month.
They are accused of raising funds to support the ethnic Arakan Army in its fight against Myanmar government forces.