Amid constant threats to their security, Rakhine civilians are treated with suspicion by the military, while police and state officials are unable or unwilling to help.
TNLA attack on army trucks kills three soldiers, wounds three; armed group says convoy was heading into its zone; seven civilians suffer minor injuries, lawmaker says.
The Young Men’s Buddhist Association has conferred the title ‘Mingala Dhamma Jotikadaja’ on Myanmar’s military chief, citing his efforts to promote Buddhism and peace.
After Myanmar signs international treaty banning child soldiers, activist urges govt to push ethnic armed groups to adopt the policy.
China’s involvement in Myanmar’s peace process is guided by strategic self-interest, even as it benefits from the conflicts through arms sales and resource extraction.
Mon armed group attacks DKBA faction after latter fails to leave area controlled by MNLA near Three Pagodas Pass on Thai border, detaining fighters and seizing weapons.
Navy shells three riverside villages in Rakhine’s Kyauktaw Township after being fired upon by AA soldiers, local residents say.
Headless, mutilated bodies of Arakanese men dumped in Kan Htaung Gyi market; incident is latest in series of brutal, unsolved killings of civilians in northern Rakhine.
To ‘build trust’ ahead of peace talks on Sept. 16-17, Brotherhood Alliance vows not to attack Myanmar army; despite the move, shelling is reported in Kutkai.
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.
Rebel group denies it was in Oo Yin Tha; some local residents say the Myanmar military entered the empty village and torched all the homes.
This week, The Irrawaddy’s English editor, Kyaw Zwa Moe, discusses national security and armed clashes in Shan State with Myanmar peace expert Dr. Min Zaw Oo.
Military spokesperson not only rejects the ethnic army’s claim on the death tolls but denies social media rumors that a military outpost had been taken.
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.
Can Beijing be considered an honest broker in Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts? Military officials appear increasingly wary.