28 people from US, Canada, HK, China, Taiwan flown to Lashio and then to Yangon; concerns mount for northern Shan State’s tourism industry amid ethnic offensive.
Army releases few details of senior general’s visit; experts say transport plane is too expensive for military.
With the Union Highway closed following deadly rebel attacks on Myanmar military and police targets on Thursday, returning to Yangon has become difficult.
After strikes by joint TNLA, AA, MNDAA force in Shan and Mandalay, rebel group says the ‘counteroffensive’ will continue, warns civilians to stay out of conflict zones.
The internet block for the state’s conflict-torn north has been blasted by rights groups, the UN and lawmakers who fear abuses may be carried out with impunity.
KNU chief says aim of Chiang Mai meeting of PPCM was to move peace process forward; Tatmadaw says Bangkok attaché, not commander-in-chief, asked Thai army to intervene.
Forty-five village administrators in northern Rakhine have resigned and demanded that the Tatmadaw stops conducting arbitrary arrests and interrogations in the conflict-riven regio
Karen group says two sides agree on need to resume regular political dialogue
KIA triggered clashes in Shan by moving beyond agreed boundaries; road construction in Karen State to continue, says Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun
Armed group says it attacked police regiment because Tatmadaw is using it to shell mountains near the town; captain among those killed.
Seventy-four years ago today, people from all walks of life rose up against Japanese overlords who had failed to keep their promise to grant Myanmar full independence.
A woman was injured and a historic pagoda was damaged by artillery fire in Mrauk-U during fighting between the Myanmar military and rebels, a community elder and an official said.
Four locations simultaneously raided by at least 100 AA fighters; group says it captured 14 gov’t personnel.