The Burmese military’s response to allegations that soldiers gang-raped and murdered two Kachin women last month provides a sobering reminder that the country’s most powerful institution remains beyond the scope of public scrutiny and independent investigation. ...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's government is accusing ethnic rebels of trying to scuttle a nationwide peace deal, as tensions soar in the northern state of Kachin. Sporadic clashes between the army and insurgents have left more than 1,800 civilians trapped in a village....
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Trucks are on standby to try to rescue more than 1,000 civilians trapped in two villages in northern Burma where fierce fighting broke out between the Burma army and rebels. Gam Aung, a resident in Lone Khin, a town near the fighting in Kachin state, says many people, including children, are...
Rights groups have called for the Burmese government to drop charges ethnic-Kachin man Brang Shawng, 49, whose 14-year-old daughter was killed in disputed circumstances in September 2012....
BANGKOK (AP) — A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels fighting in northern Burma says that trust in the country's military-dominated government is at an all-time low despite years of peace talks aimed at resolving the conflict in the country's jade-rich north....
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