YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's government says its troops have occupied more than 20 strategic positions held by ethnic Kokang rebels in two months of fierce fighting near the border with China, but a spokesman for the insurgents denies the claim....
NAYPYITAW, Burma (AP) — Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says high-level political talks to be held Friday will be meaningful only if they lead to polls set for later this year being free and fair....
When I first came to Myanmar in 2009 it felt like a country frozen in time thanks to its years of isolation and stagnation. Indeed I recall penning an article for Jet Star something along the lines of it being one of the few places left you could glimpse the Asia of old, one that existed some 50 years ago. And at that time, within the glittering modernity of much of Asia's new sky rise cities, that was oddly appealing but also a rather simplistic perception....
The first ever draft Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) was signed between the government and ethnic armed leaders on Tuesday, March 31, but will it really bring peace to Burma?...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's government and 16 ethnic armed groups have agreed on the text of a draft nationwide cease-fire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest....
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