Talks to End Fighting Between Burma Army and DKBA Fail

July 8, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The fighting in Karen State between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and Burma Army continue as negotiations to stop the fighting failed. Captain Saw Three Htoo, an Intelligence Officer from the Klo Htoo Wah Brigade said that fighting between Burma Army and the DK... Read more ►

This is Karen Land…We Have the Right To Stay…

July 7, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

As fighting continues between the Burma Army and Democratic Karen Benevolent Army, the government has come under fire from a senior Karen General for trying to “shut down the DKBA.” Major General Nerdah Bo Mya, head of the Karen National Defence Organisation in an exclus... Read more ►

Continued Fighting Makes Highway Travel Deadly

July 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army and the Burma Army is continuing along the newly opened Asia Highway 1. Nan Paw Gay had attended a preliminary Karen National Conference in Rangoon and hoping to return to the border area via Hpa-an. “There was fighti... Read more ►

Gov’t troops and DKBA Clash Over New Asia Highway

July 2, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between government troops and soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army on the new Myawaddy – Kawkareik Asia Highway this Thursday morning, 2nd July. Karen News is led to understand that the fighting broke out over security for the highway over a planned ... Read more ►

Despite Ceasefires Government Troops Use Tanks, Jets and Heavy Artillery – Displaced Climbs To 220,000 In Northern Burma

June 20, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Armed conflict in Kachin and parts of Shan State continues, despite ongoing ceasefire talks between the Burma government and ethnic armed groups, as the toll on civilians grows. Free Burma Rangers, a humanitarian organisation delivering frontline assistance to civilians acro... Read more ►

Burma Army and Arakan Army Accused of Violations Against Chin Civilians

June 16, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A human rights organization has accused the Burma Army and an ethnic armed group of abuses and violations against civilians in Southern Chin State. In its report, The Chin Human Rights Organization warned that recent fighting between the Arakan Army and the Burma Army was pu... Read more ►

Shan Human Rights Foundation – Killings, beheading and disappearance of villagers instill fear of return among Kokang refugees

May 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) released a report today, 11 May that documents the results of interviews held with Kokang villagers taking refuge in neighboring China. The Shan Human Rights Foundation report that the refugees “remain fearful of return, due to killi... Read more ►

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 2015 Report To Security Council Calls for Legal Action Against Conflict Related Rapists

May 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a recent released report to the UN Security Council said that there is, ‘a high level of impunity for conflict-related sexual violence perpetrated by State actors’. In his report the UN’s Security Council, the Secretary-General ... Read more ►

Burma Army Officer Punishs and Warns Villagers over Protesting Against Gold Mining Polluting Their Water Sources

April 28, 2015  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Villagers from Ka Htaung Li village who protested against a gold mining operation that polluted their water sources alleged that they were harassed, punished and warned not to do it again by a Burma Army officer. Villagers alleged that Lieutenant Colonel Than Htike, the batt... Read more ►

Karen Soldiers and Gov’t’s Troops Fight In Northern Karen State…Again!

April 27, 2015  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt

The Karen National Liberation Army 2nd Brigade based in the Taungoo District confirmed to Karen News that a small firefight between its solders and the government troops happened on April 20. Lieutenant Saw Prah, company commander of the KNLA 2nd Brigade’s security force t... Read more ►

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