Two of Burma’s largest ethnic armed forces have weighed in on neighbouring conflict in northern Shan State, issuing a statement calling for peace.
The information department has requested the media stop using military rankings when referring to rebel leaders of armed ethnic groups.
Policemen, whose detention by the KIA sparked renewed violence between the armed group and government forces, are released to mediators.
The Pa-Oh National Liberation Army (PNLA) pledged to protect children from the effects of armed conflict by signing a “Deed of Commitment” on 17 November.
Shan armed groups and political parties wrap up a meeting in Bangkok designed to craft a common vision to the peace process and elections.
The Shan State Army-South aims to push for a nationwide ceasefire to open the path for a political dialogue with the government during a sit-down meeting with President Thein Sein