Media and legal sources tell The Irrawaddy why the government is wrong to prosecute journalists for speaking to the Arakan Army.
Bo Kyi spent eight years in a Myanmar prison, including a year in solitary confinement, for political activism. He has some advice to help get us through our COVID-19 isolation.
Residents said five military helicopters bombed two villages, killing two civilians. But Myanmar’s military denies the claims.
Two men lost legs and another suffered an arm injury in two landmine blasts in Rakhine State’s Rathedaung Township on Sunday.
Myanmar’s military says it is ready to attack two Kachin State towns unless the Arakan Army is forced to leave.
After halting an aid shipment intended for displaced Paletwa villagers, the AA negotiated to buy some of the rice but later failed to pay for it, local officials said.
Militia leaders and weapons in northern Shan State have been seized by Myanmar’s military in response to a huge drugs bust earlier this month.
Since January, fighting between the Arakan Army and Myanmar’s military has intensified dramatically, killing hundreds as Myanmar focuses attention on the threat of COVID-19.
One child was killed and 15 civilians were injured Monday when the Myanmar military retaliated against the Arakan Army, allegedly dropping bombs on an ethnic Chin village.
The government has said that the Arakan Army, its political wing the United League of Arakan and associated groups “constitute a danger to law and order,” peace and stability.
An ethnic Mon man died after stepping on a landmine in Mon State’s Ye Township while going fishing in an area that has seen clashes between Mon and Karen armed groups.
The Mon State parliament is calling on their state government to ban pilgrimages and tours to the famous Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.
The Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS)’s first political dialogue with stakeholders—a key step in the peace process—has been postponed over concerns about coronavirus.
More civilians were injured early Monday morning as the Myanmar navy allegedly shelled villages near the Kalanda River in Rakhine, according to local lawmakers and residents.
Some 21 villagers were killed and dozens hurt when fighter jets allegedly strafed several villages in Chin State’s Paletwa amid fierce clashes with the AA, locals said.