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Wa Again Absent as Ethnic Groups Meet for Ceasefire Talks

Myanmar's third ethnic summit begins

Yangon, July 25 (IANS) The third Myanmar ethnic summit began Friday in the country's northernmost Kachin state. The three-day summit of ethnic leaders at the headquarters of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) came after peace negotiators of ... Mangalorean, 6 days ago
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This Heroin 'Could Be Confused With Ground-Up Pez'

KACHIN STATE, Myanmar — Deep inside Asia's heroin heartland, drug labs are churning out unusual shades of the rapture-inducing opiate. Powdered heroin's color spectrum typically runs from white to beige. But some current batches out of Myanmar ...
 NBCNews.com1 week ago Asia's heroin now sold in lemon yellows and cotton-candy pinks  GlobalPost1 week ago

Myanmar Army blamed for torture

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 ...
 Asian Age1 month ago Myanmar military 'tortures civilians' - human rights group  Reuters1 month ago Myanmar military tortures civilians human rights group  First Post.com1 month ago

Clashes, Mistrust Overshadow Myanmar Peace Process

Fresh clashes in Myanmar's Kachin state and signs that the army is hardening its negotiating stance with ethnic armed groups are casting a shadow over efforts to put an end to decades of civil war, observers say. Conflict in remote, mountainous Kachin near ...
 NDTV2 months ago
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UN rights envoy visits Kachin State

:17 The United Nations new envoy for human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee began visiting camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin State yesterday, after arriving in the state's capital Myintkyina in the morning for talks with state ...
 Eleven Myanmar1 week ago U.N. envoy warns of deepening ethnic divisions in Myanmar  Himalayan Times4 days ago UN Envoy Warns of Deepening Ethnic Divisions in Myanmar  Jakarta Globe4 days ago New UN Rights Rapporteur Meets With Rohingya, Arakan Leaders  Irrawaddy1 week ago

Third Myanmar ethnic summit kicks off in northernmost state

The third Myanmar ethnic summit kicked off in Laiza, northernmost Kachin state, Friday to finalize their second draft of nationwide ceasefire agreement, local reports reaching here said. The three-day summit of ethnic leaders at the headquarters of ... days ago

The disappearing tigers of Hukawng Valley

Large-scale agricultural projects in northwestern Kachin State's Hukawng Valley are seriously threatening tiger numbers in Burma, while mass deforestation and armed conflict are making conservation efforts nearly impossible. The valley covers ...
 DVB9 hours ago

Myanmar ethnic summit agrees on 10 points for peace deal with gov't

The third Myanmar ethnic summit ended in Laiza, northernmost Kachin state on Tuesday, agreeing on 10 points to be raised in future formal peace talks with the government's Peace-Making Work Committee (PMWC), reports reaching here said. The ethnic ... days ago A closer look at the ceasefire agreement  Myanmar Times1 day ago XINHUA - Myanmar ethnic summit agrees on 10 points for peace deal with gov't  Namibia Press Agency1 day ago

Mutu Say Poe to lead Laiza ceasefire talks

Burma's ethnic leaders convened in Laiza, Kachin State, on Thursday for the next round of discussions on a nationwide ceasefire agreement, where they established a leading committee to oversee political aspects of the peace process. The 16-member ...
 DVB6 days ago Laiza ceasefire talks enter final stages  DVB2 days ago Karenni leader urges caution on final day of ceasefire talks  DVB3 days ago Ethnic leaders begin conference in Laiza  Myanmar Times3 days ago

UN rights official arrives in war-torn northern Burma

The newly-appointed United Nations rights rapporteur for Burma, Yanghee Lee, arrived in Kachin State on Monday to assess the conflict-torn region. As part of her first official visit to Burma, Lee and a delegation travelled to the Kachin capital, ...
 DVB1 week ago "Deplorable" situation in IDP camps in Myanmar's Rakhine state  United Nations Multimedia3 days ago Conditions deplorable in Arakan IDP camps, says new UN envoy  DVB4 days ago Shan NGO presents human rights report to new UN rapporteur  DVB6 days ago
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