YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's press council says the army shot dead a freelance journalist who was detained while covering clashes between ethnic rebels and government troops along the country's rugged border....
Another round of talks between the Burmese government and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has ended withou progress. A delegation of KIO led by Sumlut Gam and Maj-Gen Sumlut Gun Maw had their counterparts from government on May 13 in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin state. The government’s side was led by Minister U Aung...
But keeping them there could be fraught with problems, ICG report says, writes Asia Sentinel. Burma/Myanmar’s feared military, the Tatmadaw, which dominated the country’s politics and economy for decades until democracy came in 2010, has been returning to the barracks much faster and more completely than anyone could have imagined, according to a new report...
The Burmese Army had suffered more than 1,000 casualties from September-December 2012, while fighting against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), a number the Shan Herald Agency for News reported based on a report leaked from the Burma Army’s Lashio-based Northeastern Region Command (NERC). As indicated by Shan News, the information was an excerpt from a...
Burma’s Union Peace-making Work Committee led by Vice-Chairman Thein Zaw and “Wa” Special Region (2) Peace-making Delegation led by Zhao Guo-an launched peace talks at Triangle Region Command Headquarters in Kengtung in Shan State (East) on Friday, the state-run New Light of Myanmar reported. After the dialogue, both the Burmese government peacemaking team and the...
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