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Fighting Breaks Out in Shan State

Clashes have erupted in eastern Burma only weeks after a ceasefire was signed between the government and opposition Shan State Army (SSA). The fighting broke out earlier this week after Shan troops encountered three ...

Bodies of Dead Rohingya Found Floating in Naf River

The Nasaka is using the policy of “killing two birds in one shot” means the Nasaka is trying to reduce the population of Rohingya community from Arakan soil and earning money by giving permission to go ab ...

Myanmar reforms do not apply to 40,000 unregistered Rohingya Children

An estimated 40,000 Rohingya children are believed to be unregistered in Myanmar, according to a new report. This is only part of an all-pervasive campaign of racism and ethnic cleansing directed against the Rohingya ...

Burma must end war in Kachin State

President Thein Sein’s government is currently increasing troops for the offensive against the KIA in Kachin State and northern Shan State ...

Rebuttal to U Khin Maung Saw’s Misinformation on Rohingya

Numerous Crimes Against Humanity have been committed by the Burmese military regime and non-state actors against the Rohingya people ...

China transports Burmese troops inside its border to fight KIA

The Chinese army secretly transported dozens of Burmese troops inside its border on Friday morning to fight against the Kachin Independence Army ...

HRW: Burmese Army Committing Abuses in Kachin State

Human Rights Watch conducted a fact-finding mission to the conflict areas in Kachin State in July and August, visiting abandoned villages and eight remote camps of internally displaced persons. Witnesses described se ...

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China’s Forbidden News: China Angry over Myitsone Dam

A report by China's Forbidden News on the Chinese response to Myanmar president Thein Sein's decision to halt construction of the Myitsone mega-dam project... ...

BBC: Burmese Government Halts Controversial Dam Project

In a rare concession, the Burmese government has suspended a long planned and highly controversial hydroelectric dam project in the face of growing public opposition. ...

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The World’s Longest Ongoing Civil War

For more than 60 years, Karen rebels have been fighting a civil war against the government of Myanmar. ...

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My Rohingya – Documentary

My Rohingya Documentary, A First Documentary by Thananuch Sanguansak,a woman journalist from Thailand. ...

The Chinese Government is Not in Control of the Script

Xi Jinping is still some two years away from taking over as President of China- but already he is playing up his xenophobic, colonialist credentials by publicly threatening to “smash” separatism in Tibet. ...

The Persecution of the Rohingya

The Rohingya are one of Burma’s most oppressed groups – an enormous statement when one considers the horrendous overall context. ...

China’s Kachin Crime

"One of Burma’s largest rebel groups could fall, the Kachin people could be left to face the junta’s programme of ethnic cleansing and other minority groups would inevitably follow." ...

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Vital Voices: Interview with Aung San Suu Kyi

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi speaks with Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson. ...

Kachin State, Burma: Soldiers Slaughtered, Women Raped in Newly Ignited Civil War

Kachin State, Burma: Soldiers Slaughtered, Women Raped in Newly Ignited Civil War

The firece fighting between troops from Kachin Independence Army, armed wing of Kachin Independence Organization, and Burma Army claimed over a hundred of Burmese soldiers and two batallion commanders' lives within o ...

Civil War Resumes in Burma- Kachin Independence Organization Declares Defensive

Burma’s main ethnic armed group, the Kachin Independence Organization, today ordered its troops in Kachin State and Northern Shan State to stage defensive war against Burma's Army, warning that the war would b ...

Burma: Prisoner Amnesty Fail

Last week's prisoner amnesty in Burma was the latest in a series of superficial changes that have done nothing to move the country away from authoritarian military rule. Branded a ‘sick joke’ by Human Ri ...

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ROHINGYA: Mothering Refugees- Kutu Palong Makeshift Camp

With neither hope of asylum in Bangladesh nor returning to their native Arakan State, 500 miles northwest of the Burmese capital Yangon, these Muslim Rohingya women and children survive within the camp by taking refu ...

Rohingya Death Limbo

The Rohingya ethnic minority of Burma are trapped between severe repression in their homeland and abuse in neighboring countries. ...