Politics of Burma http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26454/all en China rebukes Myanmar, urges ceasefire after shell crosses border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/china-rebukes-myanmar-urges-ceasefire-after-shell-crosses-borde <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan 17 (Reuters) - China rebuked Myanmar on Thursday and called for an immediate ceasefire between Myanmar government forces and ethnic minority rebels after an artillery shell flew over the border and landed inside China for the second time since late December.</p> <p>Myanmar's military has stepped up shelling and air attacks on rebels in its northern Kachin state, raising doubts over assurances by its quasi-civilian government that it wants a peace deal to end the fighting that has made its way to China's doorstep.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/china-rebukes-myanmar-urges-ceasefire-after-shell-crosses-borde" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burma Kachin State Politics of Burma Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:15:52 +0000 5735521 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar parliament calls for ceasefire with Kachin rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/myanmar-parliament-calls-ceasefire-kachin-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Aung Hla Tun</p> <p>YANGON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Myanmar's parliament unanimously approved a motion on Friday calling for a ceasefire to end fighting between ethnic Kachin rebels and the military in the north which has raised doubts about reforms in the country.</p> <p>A Myanmar lawmaker said the lower house called for peace talks to end 18 months of fighting that has turned increasingly violent since December as the military has stepped up shelling and air attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/myanmar-parliament-calls-ceasefire-kachin-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burma Irregular military Politics Politics of Burma War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:45:49 +0000 5736099 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Myanmar government announces ceasefire with Kachin rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-myanmar-government-announces-ceasefire-kachin-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Myanmar army ceasefire to start Saturday</p> <p>* Order affects La Ja Yang where fighting has been fiercest</p> <p>* No immediate commitment from rebels</p> <p>* Ceasefire only announced after army offensive -lobby group (Adds comment from Burma Campaign UK, Kachin spokesperson in Thailand)</p> <p>By Aung Hla Tun</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-myanmar-government-announces-ceasefire-kachin-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Burma Entertainment Military of Burma Politics Politics of Burma War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:45:38 +0000 5736190 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar rebels say army ignoring president's ceasefire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/myanmar-rebels-say-army-ignoring-presidents-ceasefire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Aung Hla Tun</p> <p>YANGON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Myanmar troops attacked rebel positions in northeast Kachin on Sunday despite a ceasefire order from the president and an invitation to the rebels to take part in peace talks, a rebel spokesman and a local source said.</p> <p>President Thein Sein issued the ceasefire order to troops in the La Ja Yang area of Kachin near the border with China, where fighting has been fiercest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/myanmar-rebels-say-army-ignoring-presidents-ceasefire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burma Business Kachin Independence Army Politics Politics of Burma Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 08:45:16 +0000 5736796 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Myanmar rebels say army ignoring president's ceasefire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-myanmar-rebels-say-army-ignoring-presidents-ceasefire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* President calls for peace talks with ethnic groups</p> <p>* Ceasefires reached with most groups, but not in Kachin</p> <p>* Violence has intensified in Kachin in past month (Adds President saying will not attack rebel HQ)</p> <p>By Aung Hla Tun</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-myanmar-rebels-say-army-ignoring-presidents-ceasefire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burma Business Politics Politics of Burma Southeast Asia Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:30:55 +0000 5736810 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar to hold fresh talks with Kachin rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/myanmar-hold-fresh-talks-kachin-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar will hold another round of talks with Kachin rebels on Monday in a bid to end a conflict raging in the country's far north, a federation of ethnic minority groups said.</p> <p>The two sides will attend an "emergency meeting" in the Chinese border town of Ruili to seek a breakthrough in the bloody conflict, Khun Okker, a spokesman for the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), said on Sunday.</p> <p>"China arranged it," he told AFP. "They (China) might want to give their views to both the KIA (Kachin Independence Army) and the Myanmar government."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/myanmar-hold-fresh-talks-kachin-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Irregular military Kachin Independence Army Politics of Burma Social Issues AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:16:12 +0000 5744389 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Myanmar to hold peace talks in China with Kachin rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/rpt-myanmar-hold-peace-talks-china-kachin-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats story from weekend, no change to text)</p> <p>YANGON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) said on Saturday it had agreed to hold talks with Myanmar's government in China next week, to try to end stubborn conflict with the military that has intensified in the past two months.</p> <p>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."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/rpt-myanmar-hold-peace-talks-china-kachin-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Burma Politics of Burma Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:30:46 +0000 5744885 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar holds peace talks with Kachin rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/myanmar-holds-peace-talks-kachin-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar's government and Kachin rebels met Monday for new peace talks hosted by China, seeking an elusive breakthrough in efforts to end a conflict that has overshadowed dramatic political reforms.</p> <p>A government delegation led by Minister of the President's Office Aung Min met with Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) leaders in a hotel in the Chinese border town of Ruili.</p> <p>"Some senior Chinese officials are also at the meeting," said Aung Kyaw Zaw, an analyst with close ties to the KIO who was monitoring the talks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/myanmar-holds-peace-talks-kachin-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burma Kachin Independence Organisation Politics of Burma Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:15:24 +0000 5745159 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar holds 'positive' peace talks with rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/myanmar-holds-positive-peace-talks-with-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar held fresh talks with Kachin ethnic minority rebels Monday, vowing to keep up efforts to find an elusive breakthrough in a conflict that has overshadowed dramatic political reforms.</p> <p>The two sides agreed to continue dialogue with the aim of reaching a "strong ceasefire" in Myanmar's violence-wracked far north, according to a joint statement released after the talks in the Chinese border town of Ruili.</p> <p>They agreed to hold another meeting before the end of February.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/myanmar-holds-positive-peace-talks-with-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kachin Independence Organisation Kachin State Politics of Burma Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:16:28 +0000 5745327 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar rebels say talks small step towards peace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/myanmar-rebels-say-talks-small-step-towards-peace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Kachin rebels fighting the government in Myanmar's far north said Tuesday that new peace talks held in China were a limited step towards finding a solution to the bitter conflict.</p> <p>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 released Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/myanmar-rebels-say-talks-small-step-towards-peace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Kachin Independence Organisation Politics Politics of Burma Social Issues AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 05:00:58 +0000 5745991 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar army 'torture' Kachin rebel suspects: UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/myanmar-army-torture-kachin-rebel-suspects-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United Nations on Saturday raised concern over the Myanmar army's "arbitrary arrest and torture" of men accused of being Kachin rebels, and urged further efforts to end hostilities in the far north.</p> <p>UN special rapporteur on rights in Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana welcomed recent talks in China aimed at stopping the unrest in Kachin state that has undermined wider political improvements in the former pariah nation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/myanmar-army-torture-kachin-rebel-suspects-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Burma Politics of Burma United Nations AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:00:22 +0000 5757631 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar holds peace talks with ethnic groups http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/myanmar-holds-peace-talks-ethnic-groups <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar's reformist government on Wednesday held peace talks with a federation of ethnic groups to try to resolve issues including the conflict in the northern state of Kachin.</p> <p>The United Nationalities Federal Council, which was formed by about a dozen ethnic groups including the Kachin, met Minister of the President's Office Aung Min and other officials in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/myanmar-holds-peace-talks-ethnic-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burma Kachin State Politics of Burma AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:02:28 +0000 5761024 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar government and Kachin rebels renew talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/myanmar-government-and-kachin-rebels-renew-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>Representatives of the Kachin Independance Organisation (KIO) -- and its armed wing the KIA -- met government officials led by President's Office Minister Aung Min in the Chinese border town of Ruili.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/myanmar-government-and-kachin-rebels-renew-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burma Disaster Kachin State Politics of Burma Technology AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 06:15:36 +0000 5779366 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar government and Kachin rebels renew talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/myanmar-government-and-kachin-rebels-renew-talks-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>Representatives of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) -- and its armed wing the KIA -- met government officials led by President's Office Minister Aung Min in the Chinese border town of Ruili.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/myanmar-government-and-kachin-rebels-renew-talks-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Kachin Independence Organisation Kachin State Politics of Burma Technology AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:16:56 +0000 5779386 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar and Kachin rebels agree talks to reach ceasefire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/myanmar-and-kachin-rebels-agree-talks-reach-ceasefire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar's government and Kachin rebels have agreed to continue talks to reach an elusive ceasefire during peace discussions hosted by China, the warring rivals said in a statement released on Tuesday.</p> <p>Representatives of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) -- and its armed wing the KIA -- met government officials led by President's Office Minister Aung Min in the Chinese border town of Ruili on Monday and Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/myanmar-and-kachin-rebels-agree-talks-reach-ceasefire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Military Peace Politics of Burma AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:00:37 +0000 5780440 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