U.S. investment in Burma remains modest, but Thai Gas Explorer PTTEP will invest $3.3 billion, while Burma’s ‘shrunken’ population will deter international consumer business investment.
A Shan lawmaker says local communities have grown worried after a government minister backs plan for a 7,000-megawatt hydropower dam in in southern Shan State.
The killing of a rebel Karen soldier in Myawaddy prompts an increased security presence in the Burmese border town as tensions rise.
Information Minister Ye Htut says junta-era newspapers will not be privatized, making Burma one of the few countries where the government continues to fund newspapers.
An exhibition in Rangoon showcases portraits of popular lords and ladies of a Burmese folk religion that centers around spirits known as nats.
Kyaukphyu port on Burma’s western coast could play a key role in a Beijing-led economic corridor plan linking neighbors India, Bangladesh and China.
Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen imprisoned in North Korea on espionage charges, exhibited strange behavior while in South Korea and pretended to be an Englishman.