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Two Buddhists arrested after Muslim shops wrecked in Kachin state

Myanmar is in the grip of acute religious tension after a deadly wave of unrest in March that saw monks and Buddhist mobs attack Muslim areas in violence that has edged towards the country's main city, Yangon.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 6:16am

China continues drug clampdown near Kachin rebel headquarters

Yunnan border guards say they have arrested drug smugglers attempting to carry more than 23 kilograms of drugs in the county that borders the makeshift capital of the Kachin Independence Army, the last ethnic guerilla force fighting the civilianized military regime in Myanmar. 

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Myanmar government and Kachin rebels renew talks

Myanmar’s government met Kachin rebels for renewed peace talks in China on Monday, an analyst said, as the rivals seek to resolve a festering ethnic conflict that has undermined reforms.

11 Mar 2013 - 11:11pm

At HKU, students from Myanmar raise awareness of strife at home

Htoi Awng and two other Kachin students in Hong Kong shared their experience at a fundraising concert for Kachin refugees last week, raising over HK$5,000 for the Relief Action Network charity.

12 Feb 2013 - 3:36pm

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12 Feb 2013 - 2:45am

Kachin rebels cautious about peace in Myanmar after talks

Kachin rebels fighting the government in Myanmar’s far north said on Tuesday that new peace talks held in China were a limited step towards finding a solution to the bitter conflict.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Kachin rebels retreat in Myanmar as government troops close in

The town of Laiza, nestled inside Myanmar's border with China, used to be known for its nightlife. It was a "little Macau" in which Chinese citizens could escape their country's gambling laws for a flutter at the baccarat tables and perhaps finish the night in a mafia-run brothel.

 

5 Feb 2013 - 6:06am

Myanmar's military strikes Kachin rebel stronghold, leaving three dead

Kachin rebels said yesterday three civilians were killed and six wounded in the first attack by Myanmese government forces on their northern stronghold, as fighting escalates in the country's last active civil war.

15 Jan 2013 - 4:52am

Myanmar army, rebels trade claims over helicopter crash

Myanmar’s state media said on Sunday three army personnel were killed when a helicopter crashed in conflict-torn northern Kachin state, rebutting rebel claims that the aircraft had been shot down.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Suu Kyi says any peace bid up to Myanmar government

Myanmar democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday said she would not step in to help end worsening conflict between the army and ethnic Kachin rebels without government approval.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

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