Men from all over the country flock to Kachin’s jade mines in the Himalayan foothills to dig for that single stone that will make them a fortune. But far from benefiting the country, the jade deposits are driving deadly conflicts.
Residents were shocked after two large pieces of metal dropped from the sky in a jade mine in Kachin state. Authorities are looking into the matter.
As many as 50 people are feared dead after another landslide at gold and jade mines in Myanmar. The region had been hit by a similar event in November.
NGO Global Witness says jade worth $30bn dollars were mined in Myanmar in 2014. But they're mainly owned by the country's generals along with Chinese businesses
What makes Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims one of the most persecuted communities in the world? What is the conflict between the majority Buddhists and the minority Rohingya all about, and what should be done to resolve it?
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