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In early November, negotiators from the Burmese government traveled to the northern town of Myitkyina to confer with representatives from a conglomeration of ethnic rebel groups. It was the first time in decades of warfare that government officials sat down with the combined leadership of Burma's rebel ...

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Ethnic Kachin rebels in Burma accused government troops of launching two artillery attacks Sunday against the city that serves as their headquarters, but no casualties or significant damage were reported. Army forces based at a nearby outpost fired at least seven 105mm shells at ...
Several ethnic politicians feel uneasy as they have to accept news on sanction lifting even though they did not have the same opinion. In fact, sanction is a sign of force that give confidence to the powerless, especially ethnic minorities who have been fighting for equal opportunity since 1948. Burma-military- ...
Generally speaking, women have not exactly been conspicuous among the leaders of the ethnic minorities that are at odds with the Burmese central government. But that may be changing. In late January, a group representing the Karen, one of the biggest ethnic groups in Burma, issued a statement calling ...
The younger son of Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met his mother for the first time in a decade. Aung San Suu Kyi greeted Kim Aris at Rangoon airport as he arrived. Mr Aris had travelled to Thailand before his mother was freed on 13 November and waited to be granted a visa to ...
In the middle of the Gulf of Mexico an island has gone missing… and nobody knows where it is. Bermeja Island was clearly visible on national and international maps until the middle of the 20th century. The place is strategically important as it could give Mexico a claim to millions of dollars worth of oil ...
Young people in the disputed state of Kashmir have begun recording public demonstrations and police action on their mobile phones, then uploading these clips to internet video-blogging sites. In doing so, they say, they have captured evidence of heavy-handed treatment by the Indian army - including ...


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