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Burmese Government Officials Talk With Kachin Rebels in China

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Burmese government delegation has met with political representatives of Burma’s armed ethnic group Kachin for talks on how to end months of armed clashes in the northern state. During the meeting Wednesday in the Chinese town of Ruili, members of the Kachin Independence Organization tried to clear the way for further talks on greater […]

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Burmese Exile Group Appeals For Help For Kachin Refugees

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese exile group says thousands of people are in urgent need of international assistance in northern Burma, where ethnic Kachin rebels have been under attack by government forces since early last month. The Kachin Women’s Association Thailand said Wednesday that more than 16,000 refugees are sheltering in makeshift camps near the Chinese border. It […]

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