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The tentative deal, which comes as heavy fighting between the military and rebel groups continues to ravage a northern border area, sets out the framework for a countrywide ceasefire - a key target of the government as the nation heads towards crucial elections later this year. Negotiators shake hands on the draft text of the deal on March 30, 2015. Photo Hein Htet/Mizzima
Tuesday, March 31 2015

Myanmar peace negotiators agreed the draft text of a historic nationwide ceasefire agreement on March 30, as the country edges ...

U Moe Kyaw Than, 47, volunteer of Myanmar Red Cross who was wounded in rescue convoy attack on 17 February, lies on bed at Lashio General Hospital, Lashio, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 19, 2015. U Moe Kyaw Than reportedly died from his wounds on March 27. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Tuesday, March 31 2015

A Myanmar aid worker injured in an attack last month on a convoy in Shan state has died of his wounds, state media ...

The Thanlwin or Salween close to the Myanmar-Thailand border. Photo: Adam Oswell/EPA
Monday, March 30 2015

An historic two-day event was held March 27-28 to honour the natural and cultural heritage of the Thanlwin or Salween River and its people.

The Arakan Army claims to have captured a Tatmadaw captain in armed clashes in Rakhine State on March 29, 2015. Arakan Army soldiers. Photo: Arakan Army/Facebook
Monday, March 30 2015

Two armed clashes between units of the Arakan Army and government troops in Rakhine State on March 29 saw the capture of ...

Panel discussion underway on Day 2 of the IPI World Congress on March 28, 2015. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Sunday, March 29 2015

As a small group of protesters stood outside, participants at the International Press Institute world congress discussed ...

The flag of the European Union flies outside of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Photo: Patrick Seeger/EPA
Saturday, March 28 2015

The government has criticised a European Union resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 27, ...

Saturday, March 28 2015

The Kokang fighters battling with Myanmar government troops in Shan State has denied reports it is recruiting Chinese nationals to serve as mercenaries in its fight to reclaim territory in the country’s remote Kokang border region, according the Radio Free Asia on March 27.

Dams pose serious challenges on a social, environmental and sustainable level in Myanmar. Ye Ywar Hydro Power Dam, Myanmar. Photo: UNTLAW/Panoramio
Saturday, March 28 2015

Earlier this month a coalition of Karen environmental community based groups, the Karen River Watch, joined local villagers to protest the building of ...

Myanmar opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi talks to media representatives as she leaves after Myanmar's Union Parliament regular assembly in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, March 26, 2015, the day before Armed Forces Day. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Saturday, March 28 2015

Myanmar's opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi snubbed a grand annual parade showcasing military strength for the first time in ...

Students on motorcycles shout slogans during a protest against the violent police crackdown in Letpadan and calling to free all detained students, in Mandalay on March 27, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima
Saturday, March 28 2015

Police are reported to have made several arrests after students to the streets across Myanmar on March 27 to demand the release of ...

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