Myanmar rebels - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Myanmar rebels


Beijing urges ceasefire after deadly Myanmar border clashes

May 13, 2018 - 6:23 PM

Observers believe Beijing holds significant sway over the ethnic rebels near its border and is a key player in a faltering peace process steered by Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi

UNREST. Internally displaced people set up a campfire for warmth outside a temporary shelter in Danai, Kachin state, on May 12, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

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's Suu Kyi holds landmark rebel talks

Jul 17, 2016 - 8:10 PM

The government hopes other key rebel factions who have refused to agree to a ceasefire will change their minds

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (C) holds talks with leaders from the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Yangon on July 17, 2016. Myanmar's de facto premier Aung San Suu Kyi met for peace talks in Yangon with high-ranking rebel leaders, as she strives to seal a ceasefire with the patchwork of ethnic minority militias that have battled the national army for decades. The UNFC represents both rebel groups that have signed up to the ceasefire agreement and those who have so far refused. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

Military in rare clash with insurgents in west Myanmar

Apr 22, 2015 - 9:55 PM

State media reports of clashes since April 17 in Rakhine itself between the army and insurgents are believed to be the first time the rebels have fought troops in their home state