Burma’s parliament agreed on Tuesday to extend a state of emergency for the central town Meikhtila, which was devastated by religious violence in March, despite warnings from opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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President says government wants equal rights for minorities ‘so our ethnic youths who held guns stand tall holding laptops’
Washington laments state of affairs in Kachin state amid reports of ‘violations of international humanitarian law’ by Burmese army
Thousands of IDPs struggling for assistance as fighting escalates in last two days and supply routes to the frontline are blocked
Troops ordered to launch synchronised attacks against Burmese forces in a bid to weaken overall mobility of army
Environmental group says energy projects financed by China, India and Thailand provide fuel for wars in Burma’s border regions
Outbreak of diarrhoea in makeshift refugee camps in northeast Burma setup by Kachin Independence Organisation is affecting hundreds of children taking shelter there and resulted in two recent deaths
Government mediator tells Kachin army that Burmese troops were ordered not to attack after 18 June, but fighting continues
Burma’s largest ethnic army voices ‘serious concern’ about fighting in border regions sparked by ‘contradictory’ Thein Sein
Nearly 9000 people in northern Karen state facing major food shortage as a result of abnormal weather and Burmese army attacks
Activists describe Chinese companies as ‘reckless’ and lament lack of transparency and consultation over dam-building in countries like Burma
Fighting continues to rage in eastern Burma as government troops battle a coalition of Karen forces led by the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA). Numbers of shells have landed on[…]
Clashes force farmers to abandon crops and instead rely on loans from local businessmen as reports of government extortion circulate