Hot News’ Bhamo-based correspondent Oo Oo Nyein said he was first sued for defamation by a local militia over his reports on cattle rustling.
The Kia says its frontline outpost in Myitkyina District was attacked by two fighter jets as Burmese ground troops simultaneously launched artillery strikes.
Villagers say they have been baffled by the appearance of an unusual, yellow dust that has sprinkled over their town in Kachin State this week.
Three local residents were killed and five others injured in Mansi Township, where fighting erupted between government forces and the KIA on Wednesday.
Seven Red Shan villagers were said to have been abducted by the Kachin Independent Army (KIA) on 11 March in Bhamo district, according to the Shan Ethnic Affairs Organisation.
Burma’s government forces are holding 10 local villagers captive and are continuing their attacks in and around the village of Nam Lim Pa in southern Kachin State’s Mansi Township, according…