Facebook bans four Myanmar rebel groups

Facebook has blacklisted four more of Myanmar's ethnic rebel groups, the platform announced Tuesday as it struggles to control rampant hate speech, misinformation and incitement on its platform.

6 February 2019

Rakhine terrorised as new conflict erupts

As bullets smashed into the walls, the residents of Alecheung village were jolted from their sleep and fled leaving everything behind – civilian victims of a crackdown by Myanmar's army on ethnic Rakhine militants in an area already concussed by violenc

26 January 2019

Rise of Arakan Army spells trouble for Myanmar

In northern Rakhine state, the refugee crisis is not the only worry on the minds of the Myanmar government. On 4 January, also Independence Day in Myanmar, Arakan Army militants killed 13 people and wounded nine others in Rakhine.

16 January 2019

Myanmar: Meth capital of the world

A report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) this week pointing out that Myanmar’s Shan State is one of the world’s largest producers of crystal methamphetamine is hardly surprising.

12 January 2019

Army to launch 'crackdown' on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar has called on its military to "launch operations" against ethnic Rakhine rebels behind a deadly attack on four police stations last week, a government spokesman said Monday, as a surge of violence forces thousands more from their homes.

8 January 2019

Independent state, chained press

The military in Myanmar, also known as the Tatmadaw, recently threatened legal action against media organisations found to have reported unverified stories involving security issues and armed conflicts.

4 January 2019

Military accuses rebels of breaching ceasefire

Myanmar's army accused rebels on Friday of attacking and killing "some" of its soldiers, the first skirmish acknowledged by the military in the wake of its unprecedented ceasefire with ethnic armed groups.

29 December 2018

The Kachin conflict: No end in sight

The Rohingya crisis receives most of the global media’s attention currently due to the scale and magnitude of the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding there and rightly so. However, there is another deadly ongoing conflict in Myanmar.

23 December 2018