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...
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...
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...
’12th February of 2013′ is the 66th anniversary of the Union Day of Burma. It marks the signing ceremony of the ‘Historic Panglong Agreement’ between General Aung San and leaders of the Chin, Kachin and Shan ethnic groups guaranteeing a genuine federal union of Burma. However, Burma’s successive leaders ignored the historic political-contract that paved...
President Thein Sein Government declared an end to its military offensive against the Kachin Independence Army on January 18 since the US and the EU have described their concerns. The ceasefire order of the President was to be effective from 6am on January 19. Speaking at the opening of the First Myanmar Development Cooperation Forum...
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