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Sunday, 27 September 2015

Though police security reports say there could be violence at some polling stations on election day, 8 November, ...

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Despite efforts to bring in the National Ceasefire Agreement and bring peace to Myanmar, clashes are continuing between the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Myanmar Army in northern Shan State, reports Burma News International on September 24.

About 18 clashes have taken place between the TNLA troops and government troops, in the areas of Kutkai, Nangsang, and Kyaukme, according to the Palaung State Liberation Front/Ta'ang National Liberation Army (PSLF/TNLA) News and Information Department.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

The Woman’s Party (Mon) will contest 15 constituencies in the forthcoming 2015 general elections, and it has already elected its ...

The Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Mae Sot, Thailand. Photo: Narong Sangnak/EPA
Saturday, 13 June 2015

Myanmar and Thai border traders are reported to be welcoming a second Maesot-Myawaddy Friendship Bridge, ...

A village in Shan State, Myanmar. Photo: Flickr
Saturday, 23 May 2015

The European Union is to provide financial assistance to support a four-year project to develop peace building and reconstruct minor ...

Myanmar soldiers, arriving back from the unrest area in Rakhine state, march in Sittwe city, capital of Rakhine State, Myanmar, 31 October 2012. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
Friday, 1 May 2015

Villagers from Welgyi Chaung and Linsin Yoarthit villages in Kyauktaw Township, Rakhine State, were arrested and tortured by ...

Farmers at work on the outskirts of Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar. Photo: Jari Anttonen/Flickr
Saturday, 4 April 2015

The authorities in Taunggyi City, Shan State have started selling over 300 acres of farmland as plots in a new industrial zone without ...

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Plain clothes police officers are closely monitoring university students protesting the National Education Bill in Moulmein, Mon State, reports Burma News International on March 10.

Monday, 2 March 2015

A Baptist missionary tour that did not have a township administrator’s letter of recommendation was allegedly asked for K200,000 [US$200] by a Myanmar army commander in Ta-Pauk-Kan Village, Paletwa Township, Chin State recently, according to Burma News International on February 27.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Two men were forcibly recruited by the Myanmar military in Yangon recently when they went to look for work but one managed to escape, according to a report by the Kantarawaddy Times.