The Karen National Union expects to meet with a government peace delegation in June, when it aims to reach a “code of conduct” agreement.
Burma and five other countries of the Mekong subregion sign an agreement to cooperate in the transnational war on drugs.
Former Thai Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh pays a visit to Naypyidaw to talk about opportunities to invest in Burma with Vice President Sai Mauk Kham.
The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) refuses to leave an area near the Hat Gyi hydropower dam site, defying an order by the government army.
Hundreds of civilians have fled from their homes as fighting continues between the rebel Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and a government-backed Karen Border Guard Force.
The purchase of the gunships is part of Wa moves to make the Wa region more like an independent state, able to project military force.
A trip through several border towns in northern Thailand reveals that drugs are an open secret–and a lucrative trade–in the region.
Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra paid a recent visit to Burma, where he met with the commander-in-chief of Burma’s armed forces.
An alliance of armed ethnic groups talks with Japan’s prime minister in Tokyo about promoting aid projects in their states.
More than 1,000 residents have left their homes as Burmese government forces escalate an offensive against ethnic rebels in the eastern state.
The Karenni State government and Myanmar Peace Center representatives donated money to relief efforts at the fire-ravaged Ban Mae Surin.
International rights groups said landmines are still heavily used by the Burmese military and ethnic groups, threatening more than 450,000 refugees and internally displaced persons.
Thirty-eight people died fleeing the fire at Ban Mae Surin refugee camp. Cha Nay Choo rushed back toward the flames to save lives.
Thai security forces clamped down on aid deliveries to Ban Mae Surin refugee camp on Sunday, where a blaze earlier in March killed 38 people.
Hundreds of Karen community leaders met in Pa-an in Karen State on Friday to discuss unity among the various political, armed, religious and community organizations.
The grants are intended to fund peace process work in the country, including in ethnic majority areas.
The violence that has killed at least 40 people is the most deadly since attacks in Arakan State in western Burma late last year.
More than 2,300 refugees who became homeless when fire destroyed their shelters in Mae Surin refugee camp need shelter.
Yohei Sasakawa, the chairman of the Nippon Foundation, wants to improve the lot of Burma’s ethnic minorities. But his efforts are not without controversy.
Meen Pulu left Burma at the tender age of five when her village in northern Karen State was attacked by the Burmese army in 1985.