Villagers say they were underpaid for their land when the project began.
Proposal comes a week after collapse of second attempt to return thousands of refugees to Myanmar.
HRW says Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi should never have been arrested.
The meeting in Shan state’s Kengtung comes amid intensified fighting in major conflict areas.
Defense plans to appeal to Thailand’s king to prevent execution.
Rev. Hkalam Samson had appealed to Trump to take action against religious persecution in Myanmar.
Local police are investigating the incident to make sure the mine was operating according to law.
Meanwhile, a mortar shell blast kills one civilian, injures another amid fighting in northeastern Shan state.
The Northern Alliance warns civilians to stay off roads in conflict zones.
They say no plans for compensation have been explained to them, as the date for start on the work draws near.
Government military fighter jets launch air attacks, helicopters hit targets near the Laymyo River.
Rapes by army were done to "intimidate, terrorise and punish the civilian population and as a tactic of war,” says the UN report.
‘Nobody turned up’ at collection point for refugees in neighboring Bangladesh.
China urges ethnic armies to stop fighting as conflict threatens stability in border areas.
The Rohingya refugees ‘have every reason to fear for their safety if they return,’ says Human Rights Watch.
The killings in Lashio township follow a recent flare-up of violence in the long-running Shan state wars.
Bridge restored after fierce fighting in Shan state had disrupted a trade route to China.
The government says the Aug. 15 assaults killed nine troops, three policemen, and three civilians.
Most crosses the border untaxed, with little left for sale now in local markets, sources say.
Rohingya leaders express astonishment and worry over repatriation, saying they were not consulted.
Rebels fire heavy guns at a military academy in retaliation for government army campaigns.
Relatives, local politicians fear the detainees face threat of torture by the feared government military.
Many residents, poor to begin with, have lost everything, and more rainfall is forecast for Mon state.
State legislator Hla Thein Aung has been turned away twice while trying to enter the conflict area.
Six of the individuals were deported from Singapore for fund-raising activities.
The warring armies disagree over the number of soldiers killed and injured.
Officials say the trade has been wiped out, but visits to local markets in Mongla proves otherwise.
The displaced Shan and Palaung residents of Tangyan township seek shelter in Buddhist monasteries.
The bodies of the two stabbed men are found in a river in Kyauktaw township.
The visitors manhandle jade and wooden carvings and do not follow hotel rules, they say.