[QODLink]
Asia-pacific

Myanmar to hold ceasefire talks with rebels

Seventeen armed groups hold internal dialogue ahead of nationwide ceasefire talks with the government.

Last Modified: 03 Nov 2013 01:43
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Ethnic rebels in Myanmar have agreed to start nationwide ceasefire talks with the government.

Seventeen armed groups have been meeting for the past four days, in a bid to reach consensus ahead of the talks.

Getting any truce to hold will not be easy, as Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports.

50

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Swathes of the British electorate continue to show discontent with all things European, including immigration.
Astronomers have captured images of primordial galaxies that helped light up the cosmos after the Big Bang.
Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
Featured
No one convicted after 58 people gunned down in cold blood in 2009 in the country's worst political mass killing.
While hosting the World Internet Conference, China tries Tiananmen activist for leaking 'state secrets' to US website.
Once staunchly anti-immigrant, some observers say the conservative US state could lead the way in documenting migrants.
NGOs say women without formal documentation are being imprisoned after giving birth in Malaysia.
Public stripping and assault of woman and rival protests thereafter highlight Kenya's gender-relations divide.