Kachin State

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi after addressing students at  Yangon University: said nothing  on content of  report on genocide. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty

The world was waiting for her to speak. But the day after a damning United Nations report concluded that genocide had occurred in Myanmar under her wa(...)

Women soldiers of Kachin Independence Army, one of the ethnic armed groups,    in a military camp near Laiza, Kachin State, northern Myanmar. Photograph: Seng Mai/EPA

Myanmar’s eight-month-old government faced a fresh crisis on Monday, after four ethnic armed groups attacked security forces in the north of the count(...)

Freelance miners in Burma make a living by digging for raw jade stones in piles of waste rubble dumped by mechanical diggers. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly 100 bodies have been pulled from a landslide near a jade mine in Burma northern Kachin State and an estimated 100 people are still missing, a (...)

The All Burma Students Democratic Front  has signed the ceasefire. Photograph: AFP

The Government of Burma, also known as Myanmar, and eight armed ethnic groups signed a ceasefire agreement on Thursday, the culmination of more than t(...)

A €1.9 billion pipeline that will ship oil and gas from Burma to energy-hungry China began operations last week in southwest China, a crucial element (...)