Hostage situation in Rakhine State

A hostage standoff between the Arakan Army (AA) and Tatmadaw ended with at least 14 dead, including an unknown number of captives. Arakan Army, an armed ethnic group in Rakhine State, captured a passenger ferry carrying 168 passengers, including doze
No agreement, but both sides upbeat at Kyaingtong talks

Negotiations with Northern Alliance do not produce ceasefire

On September 17, government peace negotiators conducted a highly anticipated meeting with members of the Northern Alliance in the town of Kengtung, Shan State. The session ended with no bilateral ceasefire agreement. However, Zaw Htay, director gener
Three Myanmar Rebel Groups Announce 1-Month Ceasefire in Northern Shan State

Northern Alliance armed groups announce ceasefire

Three of the armed ethnic militias in the Northern Alliance (NA) have announced a one-month, unilateral ceasefire in northern Shan State as negotiations with the Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) continue. The ceasefire was announced by The Ta’ang Nation
Myanmar to form new conflict negotiation arm

New conflict negotiation arm to be formed

The Myanmar government is planning a new organization to negotiate with ethnic armed groups. The new Peace Secretariat will hold dialogues with armed groups that are signatories to the 2015 Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, U Zaw Htay, director general
Ethnic Armed Groups to Meet China

Ethnic militias meet with Chinese envoy amid conflict

Members of the Federal Political Negotiation Consultative Committee (FPNCC) met with a Chinese envoy on Tuesday, amid disruptions in cross-border trade. FPNCC represents a group of seven ethnic armed groups, involved in the ongoing military conflict