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.
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.
The Northern Alliance members meeting with government peace negotiators in Kengtung had requested that officials with military decision-making authority attend the talks.
Despite a recently declared ceasefire, fights nixed a Buddhist celebration and left locals in fear in Namhsan Township, in the north of Myanmar’s Shan State on Friday.
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.
Family says personal dispute may have caused someone to frame the two teachers, who are accused of violating the Unlawful Association Act and communicating with rebels.
Army blames rebels for strike but extends truce for 3 weeks as EAOs and govt negotiators discuss bilateral peace deals in Keng Tung.
Youth network, lawmaker and fellow teachers insist the pair have never been involved with ethnic armed groups, and say their prolonged detention by police is unlawful.
Beijing should urge both sides to back down, while being more inclusive of ethnic groups in its investment strategy for the region.
Villagers in Kutkai Township trapped by heavy fighting; Kutkai town now sheltering more than 2,000 IDPs amid rice shortage in rural areas, aid workers say.
At the end of the five-day conference, leaders of ethnic armed organizations called for continued political negotiations and an end to current fighting.
This week on Dateline Irrawaddy, we speak with Dr. Aung Myo and Ko Zan about where the ongoing clashes between rebels and the Myanmar military in Shan State are headed.
Talks to be held in Kengtung; spokesman declines to name the ethnic groups involved; announcement follows Chinese ambassador’s expression of support for peace process.