Former Political Prisoner Facing Charges over Letpadan Protest

Nandar Sit Aung, sentenced in 2004 for criticizing the military junta, is before the courts after being apprehended in Rangoon on Thursday.

Govt, Rebels Say They Agree In Principle on Nationwide Ceasefire Text

A government advisor and ethnic rebel representatives say they in principle reached an agreement on the content of a nationwide ceasefire text.

Fighting Reported Between Govt and Arakan Army

Rare fighting reportedly breaks out between government troops and ethnic rebels of the Arakan Army in western Burma.

Twin Blasts Rock Burma Army Compound in Lashio

Two explosions are reported at a military installation in Lashio, about 80 miles southwest of fighting between the government and ethnic rebels in Shan State.

Ethnic Reps Remain Wary During Pause in Peace Talks

Various representatives from the ethnics’ Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team move to temper optimism over the current round of ceasefire talks set to resume next week.

Rangoon Peace Talks End on ‘Positive’ Note

On the tail end of four days of peace talks between the Burmese government and ethnic armed groups, stakeholders come out with a positive outlook.

Air Force Back in Kokang Action Amid Chinese Ire Over Border Bombing

The military resumes using fighter jets against Kokang rebels in northeast Burma, one week after a bomb strayed into Chinese territory, killing five Chinese nationals.

KIA, Govt Meeting Could Signal Shift in Peace Process

Naypyidaw appears to be changing tack as the Kokang conflict escalates and is reaching out to the Kachin rebels in order to stem the fighting.

Amid Peace Talks, Ethnic Armed Groups Decry Kokang War

Ethnic armed groups share their concerns with the Burma Army over intense ongoing fighting in northern Shan State between Kokang rebels and the government.

‘Good Compromise’ Sought as Ethnic Groups, Govt Meet for Peace Talks

An ethnic leader says if his delegation gets a “good compromise” with government negotiators, the group will agree to sign an elusive nationwide ceasefire accord.

Kachin Leaders Meet President, Burma Army in Naypyidaw Visit

KIA leaders meet with President Thein Sein and the army in Naypyidaw in the rebel group’s first ceasefire meeting with the government in Burma’s capital.

Kokang Rebels Deny Link to Chinese Businessman Who Died in Custody

Kokang rebels say they had no active links to a Chinese businessman who died under mysterious circumstances while in custody of the military intelligence agency.

Bearded Activist in Hiding After Alleging Smear Campaign

An activist known as U Mote Sate—a nickname inspired by his distinctive beard—goes into hiding after online attacks label him as an instigator.

Letter From the Jungle: Hours in Hiding After Letpadan Crackdown

Senior reporter Lawi Weng recalls fleeing a violent scene and seeking shelter in the surrounding jungle as police violently dismantle student protests in Letpadan.

Students Injured During Attempts to Break Police Blockade

Students in Letpadan began attempts shortly before midday on Tuesday to barge through a security blockade after negotiations with authorities broke down.

Students File Out of Letpadan After Weeklong Standoff with Police

Protesters broke out into song and waved flags as news filtered through the group that their march to Rangoon would continue.

KIA Plans to Meet With Govt, Discuss Deadly Shelling

The government and the Kachin Independence Army will meet in Naypyidaw, with the Burma Army’s November shelling of a rebel military academy on the agenda.

Winners and Losers of the White Card’s Demise

The government’s decision to revoke temporary identity cards for 1.5 million people in Burma could presage the rise of ethnic Arakanese voices in politics.

Burma Army Shot, Tortured Kokang Civilians During Conflict: Rights Group

The Shan rights group alleges the Burma Army killed, injured and tortured at least 10 ethnic Kokang civilians during the conflict in the Kokang region.

Burma Army, Shan Rebel Peace Pledge Signatory Clash

Fighting flares again between the Burma Army and the Shan State Army-South, with government troops accused of attacking a rebel base in Mauk Mae Township.

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