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Myanmar’s Tatmadaw engages in fresh clashes with ethnic fighters in Shan State

Following clashes in August involving the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) and Myanmar’s military, or Tatmadaw, hostilities between the parties once again erupted on October 6. For several hours, some 300 government soldiers from the Eastern Command in Taunggyi clashed with ethnic … Continue reading

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Sustainable ceasefire uncertain in Myanmar’s Shan State as government monitors rebels amid report of fighting, lingering mistrust

On June 10, the ethnically Han Chinese Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), led by Peng Jiasheng, called for a unilateral ceasefire with the Tatmadaw, Myanmar‘s military and an end to the nearly four-month conflict in the restive Kokang Region of Shan State. … Continue reading

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Suspected militants stab nine in China’s Guangzhou on March 6

During the morning rush hour of March 6, at least two assailants stabbed and wounded nine people outside a train station in the southern city of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. Security forces shot and killed one of the attackers, and arrested the … Continue reading

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Fighting intensifies between Burmese army, TNLA and DKBA

Reports indicate that clashes between the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) escalated following several skirmishes in recent days. The TNLA said its fighters destroyed opium fields … Continue reading

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India and Pakistan again trade shelling in disputed Jammu and Kashmir region

With tensions running high in Pakistan following the recent Peshawar killings, and India on high-alert for jihadist attacks emanating from Pakistan, Indian and Pakistan forces have again traded cross-border fire in the restive and disputed Jammu and Kashmir regions for … Continue reading

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Violence erupts in eastern India as ethnic Bodo militants reportedly kill close to 70 people in coordinated raids

Another wave of bloodshed has rocked India’s restive northeast. Coordinated attacks by suspected ethnic Bodo militants from the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) left at least 55 people dead, including many children, in India’s northeastern Assam State on December … Continue reading

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Syria’s Civil War Rages, as Alawites Press on

Syria’s military is escalating its offensive on the country’s Sunni rebels; however the violence in Syria is not likely to end in the near future, even if the Assad regime is ousted. To that point, Damascus has been unable to … Continue reading

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