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Burma talks with Kachin rebels show progress

Burma talks with Kachin rebels show progress

By Fri, Oct 11, 2013 12:24PM UTC Comments Off Burma talks with Kachin rebels show progress

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Representatives of Burma’s government and Kachin ethnic rebels said Thursday they made significant progress in their latest peace talks and that a comprehensive cease-fire agreement including all armed ethnic groups might be in sight. Burma for decades has faced rebellions from minority groups seeking autonomy. The Kachin are the only major...

In Burma’s Kachin state, answers to conflict remain elusive

By Thu, Feb 21, 2013 4:38PM UTC Comments Off Kachin Independence Army soldiers guard a post on a hilltop overlooking the town of Laiza. Pic: AP.

LAWA YANG, Burma (AP) — Kneeling beside a line of freshly dug trenches carved like one long, open wound into a lush hillside, the rebel sergeant peered through dusty binoculars at all his troops had lost. Scattered across the sprawling valley below, a dozen thatched-roof homes stood quiet, abandoned by fleeing villagers as government forces...

Burma reaches deal with rebels to ease tensions

By Tue, Feb 05, 2013 12:37AM UTC Comments Off Soldiers from the Kachin Independence Army. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s government reached an agreement with ethnic Kachin rebels Monday to work to end a bloody conflict that has cast a shadow over the country’s progress in moving away from almost half a century of repressive military rule. Copies of the statement released by both sides after seven hours of talks...

Burma rebels, government to hold talks in China

By Mon, Feb 04, 2013 5:39AM UTC Comments Off Recruits of the Kachin Independence Army in training near Laiza. Pic: AP.

LAIZA, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma’s government and ethnic Kachin rebels in northern Burma will hold talks in China this week after some of the worst fighting in the country in years, even as fresh shelling boomed across the frontline. The talks will begin Monday in the Chinese border town of Ruili, officials on both sides said...

Burma’s Kachin rebels lose ground near HQ

By Mon, Jan 28, 2013 10:13AM UTC Comments Off A Kachin soldier mans a frontline position near Laiza. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A key outpost protecting the headquarters of ethnic Kachin rebels in northern Burma has fallen to government troops, a spokesman for the guerrilla group said Sunday. The Kachin Independence Army spokesman said the hillside outpost at Hka Ya Bhum, near the guerrilla group’s headquarters in the town of Laiza, was overrun...

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