On this day in 1954, Chinese Kuomintang troops were forced out of Myanmar in the first large-scale military operation by the independent state.
Residents said five military helicopters bombed two villages, killing two civilians. But Myanmar’s military denies the claims.
A landmine has killed two Shan villagers and wounded another near Kyaukme, where two rebel armies and government forces are clashing.
Fighting between Myanmar’s army and the Arakan Army has forced numerous schools to close across Paletwa in Chin State as vital exams approach in March.
The obelisk at Panglong in Shan State marks the place where Gen. Aung San and ethnic leaders signed the landmark agreement in 1947 to restore independence from Britain.
On this day in 1951, US medic Gordon Seagrave was jailed for treason because of his devotion to the health of Shan hill tribes.
On this day in 1932, Myanmar’s first female senator was elected. Daw Hnin Mya supported General Aung San in his quest for independence and worked for women’s rights.
To capitalize on the existing momentum in the peace process, the Myanmar Army should extend the unilateral ceasefire it terminated in mid-September.
Shan State villagers say they are trapped between three warring ethnic armed groups and face abduction by a rebel army that signed the government’s 2015 ceasefire deal.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses recent peace talks between armed rebels and the Myanmar military in China and the mounting civilian burden in northern Shan State.
The Brotherhood Alliance issued their most sharply-worded statement yet, accusing the Myanmar military of targeting civilians and of violating war crimes.
The Arakan Army claims to have killed 30 Myanmar military soldiers in a raid that also captured ammunitions and prisoners of war; the military denies significant losses.
This week, The Irrawaddy sits down with NLD lawmaker U Aung Kyi Nyunt to discuss the long road to democracy, and the merits of Myanmar’s ‘obligation-based’ society.
More than 300 Shan IDPs that fled civil wars at home in 2002 have little hope that Aung San Suu Kyi’s government can bring peace or repatriation.