Ahead of the annual Thadingyut Festival, colorful local and Chinese made lanterns line Mandalay’s streets, including some new election-themed additions.
One third of all the young men in China will eventually be killed by tobacco unless a substantial proportion succeed in quitting smoking, say researchers.
Malaysian police have detained the lawyer of a politician who has been calling for US authorities to probe an international financial scandal involving Najib.
After fleeing Burma, around 600 Rohingya are stranded in limbo in Thai shelters and immigration detention centers, many suffering badly from their ordeal.
A top negotiator in Burma’s peace talks has accused neighboring China of derailing a nationwide ceasefire deal by pressing two armed groups not to sign.
Australia is courting a deal with the Philippines to transfer asylum seekers held in indefinite offshore detention, the country’s immigration minister said.
The government expects the number of tourists who come to Burma this year to reach 5 million, but will it happen?
An opposition candidate files an official complaint against Burma’s ruling party alleging violation of election law, the latest in a string of as-yet-unanswered grievances.
The Shan armed group confirmed on Thursday it would sign a much-debated peace deal, but called on the government to uphold the terms of the agreement.
Nearly 2,000 villagers in Karen State’s Hpapun District flee their homes following an alleged recruitment drive by the Karen National Union.
The four men believed to be responsible for murdering a young man and gang-raping his female partner in Naypyidaw last week have been arrested.
The family of a man allegedly killed in police custody is offered compensation in exchange for easing charges against one of the suspects.
The rights watchdog says the government’s arrests of activists and protesters have been orchestrated to keep ‘undesirable’ voices off the streets before the November poll.
The works of master watercolorist Mya Thaung, on view at Rangoon’s Lokanat Gallery, offer a brief but enchanting view of Burma’s cityscapes and rural pastures.