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More than 50 feared killed in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining, a notoriously corrupt and poorly regulated industry concentrated near the country's border with China

At least 15 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:42 PM

The accident is the latest to strike the multibillion dollar industry centred in Kachin state, the source of most of the world's jade

Fleeing conflict, elephants help Myanmar villagers to safety

May 15, 2018 - 7:22 PM

After nearly a month and with food running out, villagers reach the river where some local elephant owners came to their aid

ELEPHANT RIDE. This picture taken on May 2, 2018 shows internally displaced people riding on an elephants as they make their way looking for a shelter in Danai. AFP

Thousands flee fresh clashes in northern Myanmar, says UN

Apr 28, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Many have been displaced in the state of Kachin near the border with China in the last 3 weeks, says the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Myanmar army takes outpost from powerful rebel group

Dec 18, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Troops backed by jets and artillery capture Gidon Outpost according to a state run newspaper

8 dead in fighting in Myanmar town on China border

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Clashes erupt between Myanmar s military and several ethnic armed groups in the town of Muse

Myanmar peace summit ends with long road ahead

Sep 03, 2016 - 4:35 PM

UPDATED To achieve peace is very difficult After this there will be more meetings And there are many things we have to do during the time in between says Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi (L) greets military delegates at the conclusion of the peace conference in Naypyidaw on September 3, 2016. Peace talks between Myanmar's government and warring ethnic minorities kicked off August 31 in a bid to end decades of conflict that have claimed thousands of lives and kept the country mired in poverty. The five-day gathering is Suu Kyi's first big drive to end multiple insurgencies that have raged in Myanmar's borderlands since independence in 1948. / AFP PHOTO / AUNG HTET

12 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

May 24, 2016 - 4:25 PM

A local official says a wall inside the jade mine collapsed amid heavy rain

Scores killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide – officials

Nov 22, 2015 - 12:10 PM

2nd UPDATE There are fears that the death toll coud rise in the latest deadly accident to affect Myanmar s secretive multi billion dollar jade industry in war torn Kachin state

Fresh fighting in Myanmar's north despite historic poll

Nov 18, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The ongoing clashes between the Shan State Army North and government forces displace hundreds of civilians two weeks after opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi s historic victory

SEEKING SHELTER. Myanmar people gather as they wait the arrival of a rescue team to flee away from self-administered Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar on February 17. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Myanmar to sign peace deal with 8 rebel groups on October 15

Oct 04, 2015 - 10:43 PM

Myanmar s government agrees to allow 15 ethnic armed groups to sign the deal but rejects some half a dozen organizations

CONFLICT OVER? Kachin Independence Army soldiers in Loije township near Mai Ja Yang, outside Laiza, a town in Myanmar's northern Kachin state home to the ethnic Kachin rebels' headquarters. File photo by AFP

Myanmar aid group urges ceasefire to evacuate trapped civilians

Feb 19, 2015 - 2:27 PM

Aid workers call for a ceasefire to allow the evacuation of people trapped around a town at the center of fierce fighting between Myanmar s army and ethnic rebels

DISPLACED. Myanmar people gather as they wait the arrival of a rescue team to flee away from self-administered Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, 17 February 2015. Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Two dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

Jan 08, 2015 - 12:49 PM

An unknown number of miners are missing after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Hpakant town in Kachin state on Tuesday

UN says aid to parts of Myanmar's north 'stalled'

Dec 16, 2014 - 10:28 PM

A volatile security situation and bureaucratic delays in getting government authorizations are stalling aid attempts in Myanmar s Kachin state

Thai rescue helicopter missing in Myanmar

Sep 28, 2014 - 6:30 PM

The helicopter part of a search team led by a controversial Myanmar tycoon was carrying three people including a Thai pilot expedition organizers say

This picture taken on September 17, 2014 shows U Tay Za, chairman of Htoo Foundation, gesturing from a helicopter before taking off from Pang Nan Dim township to Ta Hawn Dum villlage. Kaung Htet/AFP

Myanmar, Kachin rebels agree ceasefire

May 30, 2013 - 6:07 PM

It s a 7 point plan which includes an agreement to stop fighting

ETHNIC CONFLICT. Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldiers patroling in Loije township near Mai Ja Yang, outside Laiza, a town in Myanmar's northern Kachin state home to the ethnic Kachin rebels' headquarters. AFP PHOTO/ Soe Than WIN

Stop Myanmar airstrikes in Kachin state, ASEAN told

Jan 07, 2013 - 5:27 PM

Fighting between the Myanmar military and the Kachin Independence Organization has worsened in recent days

ETHNIC CONFLICT. Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldiers patroling in Loije township near Mai Ja Yang, outside Laiza, a town in Myanmar's northern Kachin state home to the ethnic Kachin rebels' headquarters. AFP PHOTO/ Soe Than WIN

No end in sight to Myanmar conflict: mediator

Dec 18, 2012 - 6:33 PM

The fighting has tempered optimism about widely praised political reforms by President Thein Sein

Desperation of displaced in Myanmar's war-torn north

Sep 30, 2012 - 11:01 AM

As fierce fighting rages between Myanmar s army and ethnic Kachin rebels tens of thousands of people forced to flee their homes have become trapped