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Myanmar army attack kills 22 Kachin guerrilla fighters

Nov 20, 2014

Myanmar army attack kills 22 Kachin guerrilla fighters

At least 22 guerrilla fighters from the militant wing of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) have died in a heavy artillery attack by the Myanmar army, media reported on Thursday. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #militant groups #Kachin Independence Organisation #Myanmar army #KIO #guerrilla fighters #ethnic minorities
Myanmar military 'tortures civilians' - human rights group

Jun 10, 2014

Myanmar military 'tortures civilians' - human rights group

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar security forces "systematically" torture civilians in conflict-racked Kachin state, a rights group said on Monday, the third anniversary of renewed fighting between government forces ethnic minority insurgents in the northern state. The Bangkok-based Fortify Rights group said it interviewed 78 survivors and witnesses of torture perpetrated by Myanmar's army, police and military intelligence agency #United Nations #Government #Myanmar #President #network #Kachin #group #national #ethnic
Jade boulder that could weigh up to 50 tons unearthed in Myanmar

Feb 21, 2014

Jade boulder that could weigh up to 50 tons unearthed in Myanmar

The raw jade was discovered by villages and small scale miners in the gem-rich region of Hpakant just over a week ago, but since it's still half buried, it's impossible to know its exact size #World #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Kachin Independence Army #Kachin #Jade #Hpakant #Gem stones
US urges Myanmar to remove its two child policy for Muslims

May 31, 2013

US urges Myanmar to remove its two child policy for Muslims

Expressing deep concerns, the United States has appealed to Myanmar to immediately shun its plan of a two-child policy for Rohingya Muslims. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Ban Ki-moon #Rohingya Muslims #Vijay Nambiar #Kachin Independence Organisation
Paradox of power The incredibly shrunken Suu Kyi

Mar 14, 2013

Paradox of power The incredibly shrunken Suu Kyi

In the year since she entered mainstream politics, Aung San Suu Kyi has fallen in the esteem of her erstwhile supporters. #India #China #diplomacy #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Human Rights #Rohingyas #Kachin
Myanmar rebels claim army artillery strike kills 3 in Laiza

Jan 14, 2013

Myanmar rebels claim army artillery strike kills 3 in Laiza

Laiza has been attacked with artillery several times since last month. The conflict in the region has escalated since the government began bombing rebel positions with an unprecedented wave of helicopter and jet fighters last month. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Yangon #ethnic rebels #artillery strikes #Laiza #The Kachin
Aung San Suu Kyi and India Two icons who fell off their pedestal

Nov 14, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi and India Two icons who fell off their pedestal

Aung San Suu Kyi repeatedly says she feels saddened by India's abandonment of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement. Now in India, and reflecting on her own fall from grace in the eyes of her people, perhaps she will acquire a more empathetic understanding of India. #diplomacy #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Geopolitics #Rohingya Muslims #Kachins
China deports Muslim Myanmar refugees

Aug 24, 2012

China deports Muslim Myanmar refugees

China has forcibly returned scores of ethnic Kachins who have fled Myanmar because of civil war, putting them at risk of armed violence and abuse by Myanmar's army, a human rights group said on Friday. #China #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Kachins