Six days of talks produce agreement on 14 basic principles, but tough security issues remain.
Hostilities intensify between the RCSS/SSA and Myanmar forces in the war-torn region.
She urges militias that have signed the government’s cease-fire accord to discussion outside of formal conference settings.
Militias based along the China-Myanmar border have yet to decide whether they will sign the government’s nationwide cease-fire pact.
Talks have been delayed by renewed fighting in Shan and Kachin states, while Rakhine strife is not on the agenda.
Karen NGOs say dams hurt ethnic villagers who are forced to give up land on which their lives and livelihoods depend.
The charges come a day after authorities level some 50 newly built homes near a Muslim settlement that burned down by the army.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo plead not guilty and say they did nothing to harm the state’s interests.
Demonstrators say the government should be focusing instead on foimproving relations with the country's ethnic minority groups and forging peace.
The country is slowly shutting down the facilities to comply with recommendations made by a previous advisory commission.
Hong Liang says Beijing backs Myanmar’s efforts to bring warring ethnic groups to the negotiation table.
Ko Ko Gyi, a leader of Myanmar’s 88 Generation student democracy movement, discusses efforts to register the Four Eights People’s Party.
Secretary General Antonio Guterres and World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim visit refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Representatives are warned not to say anything at the conference that would embarrass the armed forces.
Lawyers for the defense and prosecution present final arguments in the pretrial phase of the case.
The ICRC leader has to tread carefully in what he calls a ‘very complex’ situation on the ground.
The two countries fail to make progress in meeting 'minimum standards' to combat the trade, the State Department says.
A journalist advocacy group urges Senior General Min Aung Hlaing to improve relations between the military and reporters.
Process using biometric data could take five to six months, UNHCR says.
Government spokesman Zaw Htay says the commentary was ‘totally incorrect.’
Amnesty International says military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and 12 others should face justice for their roles in Rakhine atrocities.
But they say the move may not be enough to satisfy international calls for justice for the persecuted ethnic minority group.
Seven are targeted for their roles in a crackdown on the Muslim minority group in Rakhine state.
Myanmar is ignoring the request and denies atrocities seen by much of the outside world as ethnic cleansing.
The four were reported missing on June 18 and had not been in contact with their parents.
Police will conduct an investigation in the Indawgyi-Hpakant area where the children were spotted.
She tells a U.N. special envoy that the stories have driven religious and ethnically diverse communities further apart in Rakhine state.
Lawmakers question General Myint Nwe about holdings taken from farmers and villagers.
U.N. and World Bank chiefs will visit refugee camps on July 1, foreign ministry official says.
Aung Ko Htway now faces charges for allegedly desecrating the country’s seal.