Landslides and flooding have destroyed hundreds of houses in Kachin State’s Chipwi Township, with rescue personnel struggling to reach the affected population.


A fire near Arakan State’s Sittwe Township leaves hundreds of Rohingya Muslims homeless after sweeping through parts of the Baw Du Ba IDP camp.

Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing attacks those who “may destroy the unity and weaken the strength of the army” in a wide-ranging speech to military officers.

Three members of the National League for Democracy meet United Wa State Army leaders as the new government begins delving into Burma’s fractious peace process.

Over 100 community leaders participate in a forum on ‘Interfaith Understanding and Peace Advocacy’ to reduce interreligious tension in Burma.

Col. Saw San Aung and dozens of Karen fighters trek through the jungle to combat the Burma Army, alongside Arakan Army soldiers.

Authorities in Arakan State require new permission procedures for members of the Rohingya minority to seek medical treatment in Rangoon.

Two German tourists and their Burmese guide are reportedly struck by a bomb blast in Shan State amid TNLA and Burma Army conflict.

Three Armed Groups Opt Out of Talks With Former Govt Peace Delegation

A trio of ethnic armed organizations actively fighting the Burma Army has decided against meeting a former govt peace delegation in Thailand next month.

A Buddhist monk stokes religious tensions when he and his followers build a pagoda on the property of a church in Burma’s Karen State.

Ex-Top Peace Envoy Invites Previously Shunned Armed Groups for Talks

Despite ongoing fighting in Burma, three of the country’s ethnic armed forces will meet negotiators for informal talks in the Thai city of Chiang Mai.

The military has reportedly threatened renewed offensives if the Shan State Army-North does not withdraw from two mountain posts near ethnic Wa territory.

Mon Armed Group Seeks Talks With Prospective Investors

Prospective investors to Mon State are advised to consult with local civil society and the dominant ethnic Mon rebel group before investing in the region.

Aung Ko, Burma’s new religious affairs minister, again stirs controversy, with the latest involving his visit to nationalist Buddhist monks including the firebrand U Wirathu.  

Muslim organizations speak out after Religious Affairs Minister Aung Ko describes Burmese Buddhists as ‘full citizens’ and Muslims as ‘associate citizens.’

New-Look State Dailies Herald Historic Power Transfer

Burma’s state-owned dailies adjust their content and design following this week’s power transfer to a new, democratically elected government.

The United Wa State Army invites ethnic armed groups in ongoing conflict with the government to a meeting at its Panghsang headquarters in Shan State.

An 11th hour decision by the outgoing Burmese government to grant citizenship to tens of thousands of ethnic Chinese in northern Shan State raises eyebrows.

Buddhist Nationalist Monks to Protest Christian VP-Elect

A group of Buddhist nationalists plan to protest the NLD’s selection of a Christian vice president, saying it is not the will of majority-Buddhist Burma.

Palaung Groups Accuse Burma Army of Torture in Shan State

Ethnic Palaung groups claim widespread human rights abuses perpetrated by the Burma Army amid an ongoing offensive by government troops in northern Shan State.

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