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Myanmar Signs Cease-fire With Some Rebel Groups

Myanmar on Thursday signed a cease-fire agreement with eight armed groups, but other significant rebels fighting the government refused to sign the pact. “The National Cease-fire Agreement is a historic gift from us to generations of the future,” declared President Thein Sein at the signing ceremony in the capital, Naypyidaw. “Tens of thousands of troops from both sides have lost their lives in the conflicts,” the president noted. “Hundreds of thousands of people living in conflict...

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