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The seventh round of ceasefire talks gets underway in Yangon. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
Wednesday, March 18 2015

During the seventh round of ceasefire talks between the Union Peacemaking Working Committee and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team, which began on March 17, the discussions mainly focused on how to stop the current fighting as soon as possible, according to participants speaking afterwards in a press conference.

Wednesday, March 18 2015

Prominent columnist U Htin Lin Oo will face trial for insulting religion after a court at Chaung-U in Sagaing Region upheld charges against him on March 17.

Tuesday, March 17 2015

The New Zealand manager of VGastro Bar in Yangon and his two Myanmar business associates have been jailed for two years and six months for insulting Buddhism over an online Facebook advertisement showing a picture of Buddha wearing headphones.

Tuesday, March 17 2015

Myanmar President U Thein Sein met with members of the Kachin Independence Organisation in a groundbreaking meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on March 16.

Tuesday, March 17 2015

Authorities in Myanmar urgently need to investigate the arrests and reported beatings by police officers of journalists covering ....

Tuesday, March 17 2015

Myanmar expressed "sorrow" March 16 after a bomb dropped across the border during clashes with rebel forces killed five farm workers...

An elderly survivor of the ferry vessel accident is assisted upon arrival at the Sittwe port, Myanmar, March 14, 2015. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA
Tuesday, March 17 2015

More than 50 people have been confirmed killed in a ferry accident off western Myanmar after rescue teams recovered more bodies from rough waters, police said March 16, as hopes faded of finding any survivors.

Journalists from various news media protest for the elimination of repression of press freedom and media in Yangon on January 7, 2014. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
Monday, March 16 2015

The Myanmar Journalist Network has called on media organisations to boycott the activities of government officials in response to what they claim was the direct targeting and beating of journalists during the March 10 crackdown on student protesters in Letpadan.

Monday, March 16 2015

Strong currents are hampering efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of a ferry accident which killed at least 34 people off western Myanmar, as hopes dimmed for the missing.

Sunday, March 15 2015

Leaders of the Kachin Independence Army and the Tatmadaw are due to meet in Nay Pyi Taw on March 16, said a senior official from the Myanmar Peace Center.

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