The Myanmar military says it only uses drones for security purposes, rejecting AA’s claim it uses them in combat; KNU says even reconnaissance use violates ceasefire.
NLD parliamentarian U Whei Tin has been released by the Arakan Army, which claimed he was spying for Myanmar’s army.
Teachers and other civil servants are refusing assignments in Chin State’s Paletwa Township due to security concerns; many have even quit rather than work in the area.
A Rakhine villager says Myanmar troops shot his baby boy dead while they were returning to their village after fleeing fighting in December.
The Arakan Army vows to keep a Chin State lawmaker who was abducted in November in custody, but refuses to provide proof that he is still alive.
The Ta’ang Women’s Organization says villagers are increasingly being targeted as violence increases between Myanmar’s military and rebel armies in northern Shan State.
In this election year, we must be honest about the scope of the challenges that Myanmar faces, but let’s also continue to hope for progress toward peace and prosperity.
Four Rakhine border guards were robbed while returning to their police station with the monthly salaries of their outpost's police officers in Rathedaung Township.
Three active ethnic armed groups have extended their ceasefire by two months but fighting persists in Rakhine State.
The Arakan Army said it released 16 Transport Ministry drivers detained on Dec. 31 while traveling on a ferry in northern Rakhine State.
After death of detained NLD township leader, the Arakan Army says the military situation in Rakhine makes it impossible to guarantee the safety of those in its custody.
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The International Campaign to Ban Landmines says four townships are now reporting problems with mines as annual casualty numbers rise.
The alleged execution of Rakhine State village administrators by government troops has sparked demands for justice for the victims and protection for those remaining.