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Burma talks with Kachin rebels show progress

By Fri, Oct 11, 2013 12:24PM UTC 0 Comment

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...

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

By Fri, Aug 30, 2013 5:35PM UTC 2 Comments

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...

Can Burma make a comprehensive peace deal with ethnic Kachin?

By Mon, Jun 17, 2013 1:26AM UTC 0 Comment

Burma’s Government and Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) signed a preparatory agreement on 30 May to downsize military concerns in Kachin state and northern Shan state. Many analysts deem this preliminary agreement may lead to extra progress towards accomplishing a diplomatic finale. But, it looks like uncertain. However, armed-forces loyal to Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) clashed...

Burma resumes peace talks with Kachin rebels

By Tue, May 28, 2013 6:15PM UTC 0 Comment

MYITKYINA, Burma (AP) — Burma’s government has launched a fresh round of peace talks with ethnic Kachin rebels, seeking to end a major armed conflict that has recently been overshadowed by strife between Buddhists and Muslims in other parts of the country. The round of talks beginning Tuesday is the first to be held in...

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

By Thu, Feb 21, 2013 4:38PM UTC 0 Comment

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...