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Parliamentary Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann (R) and the leader of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, exchange smiles during a news conference in Nay Pyi Taw on March 26, 2014. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima
Friday, May 8 2015

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has praised the "co-operative spirit" of political rival Thura U Shwe Mann, after the powerful parliament speaker ...

Thursday, May 7 2015

At the end of a six day summit to discuss the nationwide ceasefire agreement and the current peace process, Armed Ethnic Group ...

Wednesday, May 6 2015

A revered Buddhist monk has been killed by members the KNU/KNLA Peace Council according to a statement issued by ...

Arakan Army wants to leave NCCT Photo: Arakan Army
Wednesday, May 6 2015

Three ethnic groups currently fighting with the Myanmar Government have threatened to pull out of ceasefire negotiations.

Myanmar military troops march along the deserted road at Chin Shwe Haw town of Kokang self-administered area, northern Shan State, Myanmar, 16 February 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Wednesday, May 6 2015

The disputed border between China and Myanmar is being monitored near Muse the governor of Muse district and group leader told ...

KNU General Secretary Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win speaks at a meeting between the UPWC and the NCCT at the Myanmar Peace Centre in Yangon on March 17, 2015. Photo: Mizzima
Tuesday, May 5 2015

The ongoing Myanmar peace process could be under threat if ongoing military offensives in ethnic areas continue according to ...

Aung Takon: investigation says 20 people missing. Survivors of the ferry vessel accident cry for their lost relatives as they arrive at the Sittwe port, in Sittwe, western Myanmar on March 14, 2015. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA
Tuesday, May 5 2015

Rakhine parliamentarians have criticised an investigative commission’s findings on the recent Aung Takon ferry disaster in Rakhine.

Tuesday, May 5 2015

The United Nations has urged Myanmar to ensure that journalists can report "without fear" during crucial general elections later this year ...

Unity journal employees arrive at the court in Pakkoku on July 10, 2014. Photo: Mizzima
Monday, May 4 2015

In a statement issued on 3 May 2015, International Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International has called on the Myanmar authorities to ‘immediately and unconditionally release all media workers imprisoned in connection with their peaceful journalistic activities.’

According to the statement: ‘At least 12 media workers in Myanmar will spend World Press Freedom Day in jail. Amnesty International considers them all prisoners of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression and other human rights.’

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros, chairman of the Open Society Foundations, speaking at Asia Society in New York on April 20, 2015.
Saturday, May 2 2015

American philanthropist and investor George Soros has warned that ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and ...

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