An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has attracted ridicule for airing grand development plans at a time when the economy is in crisis, but even the regime’s more rational economic goals are unlikely to be achievable.
With the world's attention trained on the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Myanmar – and the military's brutal response to them – we're making select episodes of our Burmese-language podcast available in English. This week: women on the frontlines of the protest movement.
The parents of the 16-year-old, who was on her way to buy vegetables, tried frantically for six hours to get her to a hospital not run by the institution responsible for shooting her in the head, but ultimately couldn't.
The Kayin State Border Guard Force has come under intense pressure from the Tatmadaw over its extensive, controversial business interests and there’s concern the ultimatum could trigger fresh hostilities in one of the country’s most war-torn areas.