The woes of war in western Myanmar have been exacerbated by Cyclone Mocha, with already-struggling residents saying they have still received no assistance, and even accusing the military of launching fresh attacks during the storm.
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Myanmar’s military regime is pushing forward with work on controversial hydropower projects in northern Shan State, where multiple ethnic armed groups operate, while villagers fear for their futures.
The festering crisis in Myanmar will loom over talks between Southeast Asian leaders in Indonesia this week, as they renew calls for an end to the escalating violence.
After four years, the gaudy glamour of Myanmar’s Oscars is set to return this weekend in the midst of a brutal civil war, with the industry deeply divided between those who are willing to work with the military regime and those who support the resistance.
The spokesperson of the Kachin State Civilian Movement discusses resource governance, resisting the patriarchy and the role of civil society in holding the Kachin Independence Organization to account.
Myanmar's junta pardoned more than 2,000 political prisoners to mark a Buddhist holiday on Wednesday, triggering tearful reunions outside jails but also demands that the many others behind bars be released.
A Rohingya delegation will visit Myanmar on Friday as part of efforts to revive a long-stalled plan to return the stateless minority to their homeland, refugees and Bangladeshi officials said.
China's foreign minister met Myanmar's junta chief in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday, officials said, the highest-ranking Chinese official to meet the country's top general since a coup more than two years ago.
Despite rising financial pressures to supply weapons and provide public services in its territory, the KIO cancelled a major business deal in response to protests from local communities trying to protect their land and environment.