Stray fire near a displacement camp in Kachin State causes scores to flee, according to a local religious charity providing aid for conflict-affected civilians.


As peace negotiators continue to insist that a nationwide ceasefire is within reach, clashes reportedly break out again in Shan and Kachin states.

Six Elephants in Kyaukpadaung to be Helped Home

Forestry officials said Thursday that six elephants in the area of Mandalay Division’s Kyaukpadaung Township will be herded back to their native jungle.

Police in Rangoon Division’s Hmawbi Township detain 10 Rohingya Muslims and the driver of the vehicle in which they were found riding.

Small Factory Explosion Injures Three in Rangoon

Three people are wounded in a small explosion at an oxygen storage unit inside a factory owned by the Myanmar Economic Corporation in Rangoon.

Unity Falters as Ethnic Groups Mull Peace Prospects

Ethnic armed groups negotiating a nationwide ceasefire with Burma’s government since 2013 have largely presented a united front, but divisions are growing.

On Ye Lar Island in the Irrawaddy delta, people shelter in flood-damaged homes, waiting for the waters to recede so they can begin to rebuild their lives.

Often overlooked in reports on the widespread flooding in Burma is the toll it has taken on animals—and for an agrarian nation, livestock particularly.

Thousands of people displaced by floods in Magwe Division’s Pwintbyu Township are relying on local aid groups, but clean drinking water is in short supply.

As flood waters slowly retreat in Magwe Division’s Pwintbyu, locals beginning to return to their inundated homes are in urgent need of food and supplies.

$110m in Methamphetamines Seized in Rangoon, Tachileik

Burmese authorities seize over $110 million worth of methamphetamine tablets in two separate drug busts near the Thai-Burma border and in the commercial capital Rangoon.

3 Kachin Villagers Still Missing a Month After Burma Army Arrest

Over a month after the disappearance of three ethnic Kachin villagers in northern Burma, their families struggle to get by while searching for answers.

Ceasefire Talks End Without Resolve, Will Resume in August

The latest round of peace negotiations between the Burmese government and the country’s ethnic armed groups wrap up in Rangoon with little concrete progress.

As Third Day of Peace Talks Resumes, Key Ethnic Demands Still Unresolved

As a third day of talks on a nationwide ceasefire resumes in Rangoon on Friday, it remains unclear whether resolution will be found on key outstanding points.

Burma’s ethnic rebels and government peace negotiators reconvene in Rangoon after a four-month lull in the nation’s ongoing ceasefire talks.

Love of the Union or Love of the Party? The USDP Must Decide

While the USDP is intrinsically linked to the objectives of the Burmese Armed Forces, a faction within the party tries to form a distinct agenda.

The rapidly expanding Muse trade hub is falling prey to the scourge of Burma’s other proposed SEZs: skyrocketing land prices and loss of tenure rights.

Thein Sein Undecided on Re-Election Bid: President’s Office

Speculation over President Thein Sein’s political intentions kicks into high gear amid reports that Burma’s sitting chief executive will not seek a second term.

Casualties on Both Sides as Conflict Between DKBA, Govt Drags On

Fighting between the Burma Army and ethnic Karen rebels brings casualties for both sides as a dispute over illegal taxation in Karen State remains unresolved.

A rare cemetery for government troops in northern Shan State hosts the graves of some 200 soldiers who died at the height of the Kokang conflict.

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