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Burmese soldiers shot Aung Niang dead on 4th October. Pic: AP.

‘Karen rebel’ journalist shot dead by Burmese military

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 6:43PM UTC Comments Off Burmese soldiers shot Aung Niang dead on 4th October. Pic: AP.

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....

Burma’s ethnic conflicts: A mission without an answer?

By Mon, May 19, 2014 12:09PM UTC 1 Comment Peacemaking team of Government of Burma and delegates of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) signed a preparatory agreement on 30 May 31, 2013 (Thursday) in Myitkyina, the capital of the Kachin state, inside Burma.(Photo credit: Min Zaw Oo’s Face Book)

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...

Burma’s military returns to barracks

By Sun, Apr 27, 2014 10:46AM UTC Comments Off Burma Army soldiers on a parade. Pic:AP

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...

Burma Army leaders call for annihilation of ethnic rebels in Shan State

By Fri, Aug 30, 2013 5:35PM UTC 2 Comments Myanmar’s commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing salutes during Myanmar’s 68th anniversary celebrations of Armed Forces Day, in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Speaking to thousands of troops at the annual Armed Forces Day celebration, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said that the military must strengthen its capabilities with modern weaponry and training. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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 reaches a five-point agreement with Wa Army

By Sat, Jul 13, 2013 11:35PM UTC Comments Off A young female recruit of the Kachin Independence Army, one of the country's largest armed ethnic groups, participates in battle drills at a training camp near Laiza. Pic: AP.

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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