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  • Jul 28, 2014
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Kachin rebels

Myanmar, Kachin rebels agree tentative peace pact

Myanmar on Thursday reached a tentative peace deal with ethnic minority Kachin rebels aimed at ending the country’s last major active civil war, which has displaced tens of thousands of people.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 9:52pm

Kachin rebels say talks a small step towards peace

The two sides discussed ways to establish communication channels, reduce military tension and work towards a surveillance system with the goal of achieving a ceasefire, according to a joint statement.

6 Feb 2013 - 5:31am

Myanmar to hold peace talks in China with Kachin rebels

The KIA said in a statement the Chinese government “will take a role as a witness and mediate during the meeting” adding that it urged “the Kachin community, our friends and supporters around the world to pray for our leaders.”

3 Feb 2013 - 11:16am

Kachin rebels cast doubt on pledge

Kachin rebels cast doubt yesterday over a Myanmar government pledge to end a military offensive after weeks of intense fighting that sparked global concern, amid reports of fresh shelling.

20 Jan 2013 - 2:54am

Myanmar troops to halt attacks on Kachin rebels, government says

Myanmar announced an end to a military offensive against ethnic minority rebels in the northern state of Kachin yesterday in the face of international concern.

The statement from the Ministry of Information came hours after the country's fledgling parliament passed a motion calling for a halt to the fighting, which has marred optimism about the country's political reforms.

19 Jan 2013 - 2:49am

Briefs, January 14, 2013

A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 suffered a fuel spill for the second time in a week, a report said. The latest incident happened at Tokyo's Narita Airport, Jiji Press newswire reported, while the aircraft was being checked following a fuel spill on Tuesday in Boston. The airline could not be reached for comment. On Friday, US regulators announced an in-depth safety review of the 787 Dreamliner after a recent spate of incidents involving the new hi-tech aircraft.

14 Jan 2013 - 7:07am

Briefs, January 6, 2013

The PLA air force yesterday said no Myanmese jets had entered Chinese territory during raids on Kachin rebels.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:46am

Myanmar's military admits airstrikes against Kachin

 Myanmar’s military acknowledged launching airstrikes against ethnic Kachin rebels in the north and said it captured a hilltop post from where the insurgents had attacked government supply convoys.

3 Jan 2013 - 11:42am