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A Kokang ethnic soldier standing guard outside a hotel as journalists and diplomats attend press conference at the hotel in Myanmar-China border town Laukkai, Myanmar on September 9, 2009. Photo: Khin Maung Win/EPA
Wednesday, March 25 2015

Rebel forces fighting Myanmar troops in the Kokang border region of Shan state are actively trying to recruit Chinese ...

Women are under threat in conflict zones in Myanmar, according to Women's League of Burma. Women preparing plastic bags for transplanting teak and iron timber tree seedlings in In Gan village, Kachin State. Photo: OXFAM Hong Kong
Wednesday, March 25 2015

Women’s League of Burma submitted a human rights report, including the violent police crackdowns on student protestors and ...

A Buddhist monk is treated for severe burns by a medic in Monywa in December 2012 following a police crackdown on protesters. PHOTO: Hein Htet/Mizzima
Wednesday, March 25 2015

Police in Myanmar have rejected a lawsuit by monks who suffered phosphorus burns at the hands of officers when they protested against ...

Eleven Media's graphic used in their publications to express support for journalists in Myanmar. Photo: Eleven Media
Tuesday, March 24 2015

The Eleven Media Group and several other local media organizations plan to boycott the International Press Institute conference to be held from March 27 to 29.

The 3rd Ethnic Media Conference in Hakha, Chin State from March 18 to 20, 2015.
Tuesday, March 24 2015

Ethnic based and private media groups in Myanmar have raised concerns about increased media restrictions in the country at ...

The Myanmar military has been attacking Kachin positions in Kachin State, despite ongoing peace talks. Myanmar army soldiers on a trail in Kachin State. Photo: Kachin Soldiers
Tuesday, March 24 2015

Kachin fighters say the government has expanded its offensive against them while continuing peace talks with the country's ethnic groups, reports the Voice of America on March 23.

The Myanmar government is currently conducting talks with the various ethnic armed groups, including the Kachin Independence Organisation, in search of a ceasefire agreement.

A spokesperson for the KIO told VOA on March 23 that the latest assault, which included airstrikes, focused on Kachin bases near the town of Bahmo.

A party at the revered Secretariat Building as stirred controversy. Photo Credit: Aye Ne Win
Tuesday, March 24 2015

A glitzy private party for the Myanmar elite at a monument long closed to the public has unleashed a storm of ...

People on their way to the funeral service of Tun Tun, 36, who was killed during clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Mandalay on July 4, 2014. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima
Monday, March 23 2015

The Justice Trust has just released a report, “Hidden Hands Behind Communal Violence in Myanmar: Case Study of the Mandalay Riots,” ...

U Hla Maung Shwe (L), KNU General Secretary Padoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win (C) and Col Khun Okkar (R) at during a press conference at the Myanmar Peace Centre in Yangon on March 22, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
Monday, March 23 2015

The 7th round of ceasefire talks will take a pause and will resume on March 30 because some points remain to be discussed.

The two Solar Impulse 2 pilots are spreading the word on clean energy, as seen here with Myanmar President U Thein Sein at Mandalay International Airport on March 20, 2015. Photo: Solar Impulse
Saturday, March 21 2015

‘Clean energy evangelists” Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are hosting events and visiting schools in ...

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