Kokang rebels

Myanmar military troops march along a deserted road in Chin Shwe Haw town of Kokang self-administered area, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 16, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Wednesday, March 11 2015

China warned over escalating violence between Myanmar's military and rebel forces after a civilian home was hit by shelling from across the border, apparently for the first time in the current unrest.

Thursday, March 5 2015

Tens of thousands of refugees from fighting in the northern Myanmar region of Kokang near the border with China are being evicted from at least two camps in China, reports Radio Free Asia on March 4.

Wednesday, March 4 2015

The head of Kokang rebel forces in Myanmar has implicated a neighbouring armed ethnic group as helping in its struggle against the army, according to Voice of America on March 3.

Wednesday, March 4 2015

China has set up temporary settlements to relocate about 14,000 Myanmar border inhabitants who have fled to Yunnan Province following ...

Tuesday, March 3 2015

The Myanmar Red Cross Society is working to reunite and reconnect families separated by the conflict in north-eastern Shan State, ...

Thursday, February 26 2015

China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei says that China forbids any organization and individual carrying out activities that undermine Sino-Myanmar relations or the stability of the border area on Chinese territory.

Convoys have come under attack. Victims of the conflict sit on board a rescue truck as they flee the Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Wednesday, February 25 2015

Dozens of female prisoners were injured in a fierce firefight between rebels and soldiers in northeastern Myanmar following an attack on a government convoy, state media said February 24.

Monday, February 23 2015

The Kokang fighters are calling on the Myanmar government to enter into dialogue as soon as possible as fighting continues in the troubled Kokang region, according to a spokesperson for the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army.

A rescue truck loaded with victims of the fighting leaves the Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Monday, February 23 2015

Five people including a relief worker were wounded in an attack on a local aid organisation's vehicle in conflict-torn northeastern Myanmar, the group said February 22, the second such attack within a week.

A rescue truck loaded with fleeing civilians passes military troops near the Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Saturday, February 21 2015

Nay Pyi Taw - Defence Minister Lieutenant General Wai Lwin says the government now controls Laukkai and nearby areas where fighting broke out between the government troops and the Kokang armed group.

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