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South Asia / The Irrawaddy

At Least 50 Myanmar Junta Forces Killed in Four Days of Resistance Attacks

Junta chief Min Aung Hlaings convoy was hit by a land mine in Sagaing, a PDF said; incidents were also reported in Mandalay, Yangon, Tanintharyi, Mon, Kayah and Kachin.

22 Mar 2023 11:51 am
Xi, Putin Hail New Era of Ties in United Front Against West

The Chinese and Russian leaders expressed concerns about NATO expansion in Asia and agreed to deepen their partnership, including enhanced energy ties.

22 Mar 2023 10:45 am
Myanmar Junta Troops Kill and Loot in Village

The special task force is being blamed for numerous atrocities against civilians in resistance strongholds.

21 Mar 2023 6:23 pm
Myanmar Regime Reinforcements Sent to Resistance Strongholds After China Talks

The junta moved 3,000 troops from Shan State following meetings between Chinas special envoy to Myanmar and ethnic armed groups based along the border with China.

21 Mar 2023 5:09 pm
More than 80 Myanmar Junta Troops Killed in Week of Clashes: NUG

Acting battalion commander among the dead in fierce battles with PDF and resistance groups in Kayah and southern Shan State.

21 Mar 2023 4:56 pm
NUG Demands Thai Energy Giant Switches Off Gas Payments to Myanmar Junta

PTTEP is given 30 days to comply with demand or face arbitration proceedings in Singapore.

21 Mar 2023 3:37 pm
Ukraine Conflict Dominates Putin, Xi Talks

The two were set to meet again Tuesday. On Monday the Russian leader said he was open to talks on Ukraine and praised Beijing's 12-point position paper on the conflict

21 Mar 2023 12:58 pm
Indian Border Security Forces Incursions Into Myanmar Alarm Chin Residents

Locals say members of Indias Assam Rifles have ventured into villages in Chin State on several occasions, firing their weapons and arresting those with resistance ties.

20 Mar 2023 6:00 pm
Myanmar Junta Chief Visits Sagaing as Terror Campaign Intensifies

Min Aung Hlaing likely made his first trip to the region since martial law was imposed to give guidance on ongoing operations in the region.

20 Mar 2023 4:55 pm
More Than 50 Myanmar Junta Troops Killed in Five Days of Attacks: Magwe Resistance

Land mines decimate foot soldiers and military convoy between Tilin and Gangaw.

20 Mar 2023 4:35 pm
Powerful Shan Party Refuses to Re-Register Under Myanmar Juntas New Law

The general secretary of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy told The Irrawaddy that the juntas proposed election will be meaningless unless it brings positive change.

20 Mar 2023 4:03 pm
Thai Prime Minister Dissolves Parliament, Calls Election

The vote, expected in May, will pit the unpopular premier, former army chief Prayut Chan-o-cha, against a daughter of billionaire former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.

20 Mar 2023 3:41 pm
Myanmar Armed Ethnic Coalition and Chinese Special Envoy Meet in Kunming

FPNCC urged to talk with Min Aung Hlaing, but truce with military regime seen as unlikely.

20 Mar 2023 2:32 pm
Myanmar Regime Reinforcement Convoy Ambushed by Resistance in Chin State

Military regime convoys resupplying junta outposts in Chin have come under repeated attack from resistance forces.

20 Mar 2023 2:18 pm
Woman, 78, Killed, Hundreds of Homes Torched in Myanmar Junta Raid in Sagaing

Over 100 troops raided Tham Mar Yoe Village in Wetlet Township on Friday, burning homes and the monastery, despite not encountering any armed resistance.

20 Mar 2023 1:42 pm
Over 120 Myanmar Junta Troops Killed in Five Days of Resistance Attacks

The Irrawaddys latest roundup includes incidents in Karen, Kayah and Chin states and Sagaing and Magwe regions.

20 Mar 2023 11:29 am
UN Helped Myanmar Junta Officials Travel to Bangladesh for Rohingya Return Talks

A junta team traveled to Teknaf on unmarked UN boats to interview refugees, said officials of the UN, which recently said return was still unsafe for the Rohingya.

20 Mar 2023 11:01 am
Kayah Resistance Commandos Seize Myanmar Junta Border Outpost

Kayah special forces claim to have raided eight regime bases in recent months.

18 Mar 2023 5:06 pm
Myanmar Regime Massacres in Numbers

The civilian National Unity Government has recorded 64 junta massacres in which at least 766 people were killed since the 2021 coup

18 Mar 2023 4:48 pm
Will Russias Vladimir Putin really ever be arrested?

Putin is unlikely to end up in the dock for war crimes unless there is a regime change in Russia.

18 Mar 2023 10:05 am
Junta Watch: Min Aung Hlaings Statue Cries; Regime Woos Students with Recruitment Propaganda; and More

Also this week, regime-manufactured bullet casings were found at the site of a massacre in Shan State.

18 Mar 2023 6:29 am
A Week of Atrocities: The Myanmar Juntas Crimes in Numbers

The Irrawaddys infographics chart the number of people killed and injured by junta forces, as well as arrests, home burnings and air strikes, over the past week.

17 Mar 2023 6:57 pm
UN Special Envoy Sees No Prospect for Myanmar Peace

Noeleen Heyzer told the UN General Assembly that violence is escalating with the regime showing no interest in talks.

17 Mar 2023 6:45 pm
Atrocities and Reinforcements: Myanmar Regime Tries to Control Resistance Strongholds

While junta special task forces commit war crimes and crimes against humanity, resistance fighters are battling regime reinforcements in Sagaing and Chin and Kayah states.

17 Mar 2023 5:28 pm
Donated Huts Provide Modicum of Shelter for Victims of Myanmar Junta Arson Attacks

Due to repeated raids and arson attacks by junta troops, villagers in central Myanmar are unable to build new houses and are forced to live in low-cost palm huts.

17 Mar 2023 3:27 pm
Myanmar Regime Extends Counterterrorism Law to Block Resistance Funding

Data will be collected by the regime in an attempt to throttle revolutionary groups and stamp out criticism.

17 Mar 2023 2:34 pm
Myanmar ethnic rebel alliance asks China to help defuse post-coup crisis

FPNCC, which controls tens of thousands of fighters, announces it would welcome and support Beijings involvement to end domestic conflicts.

17 Mar 2023 1:50 pm
Scores of Myanmar Junta Forces Killed in Six Days of Resistance Attacks

The Irrawaddys latest roundup includes incidents in Mandalay, Sagaing, Magwe and Tanintharyi regions and southern Shan State.

17 Mar 2023 10:08 am
Myanmar Junta Deputy Visits Kayah State Amid Heavy Fighting

The strategically important state has hosted a strong resistance movement since the 2021 coup.

16 Mar 2023 5:24 pm
Indonesia Working Behind the Scenes for Myanmar Peace

President Joko Widodo hints that ASEANs chair is now implementing plan to engage with all stakeholders in the country.

16 Mar 2023 5:05 pm
NLD Members Request Meeting With Detained Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Any meeting with Suu Kyi is likely to concern whether the National League for Democracy should register under the juntas new law for political parties.

16 Mar 2023 4:40 pm
Myanmar Junta Deploys More Troops for Offensive in Kayah State

A force of 2,000 regime soldiers backed by airstrikes is bombarding civilians and armed defenders of the eastern state, according to Karenni resistance forces.

16 Mar 2023 3:20 pm
Myanmars Domestic Tourists Return but Foreigners Stay Away

Popular beach resorts report surge in local travelers ahead of the Thingyan New Year holiday, but many areas of the country remain off-limits to tourists.

16 Mar 2023 2:30 pm
Myanmar Junta Delegation Meets Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

The immigration officials are in Cox's Bazar for a week interviewing applicants for a pilot repatriation project.

16 Mar 2023 2:28 pm
Beijing Looks to Get Economic Projects Up and Running in Myanmar

China has a major economic and geostrategic interest in resuming the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor and other regional cooperation projects.

16 Mar 2023 2:23 pm