Burma’s Union legislature indefinitely bans reporters from observing sessions after a series of embarrassing images goes viral on social media.
Parliament’s Upper House passes an amended bill covering interfaith marriages, with lawmakers voting to reduce prison sentences that were proposed by the legislature’s lower chamber.
Around 300 people joined a protest in Rangoon on Wednesday to call for an end to international pressure on Burma over the Bay of Bengal migrant crisis.
Representatives of Burma’s leading opposition party say it will not boycott a highly anticipated general election scheduled for later this year.
Burma’s election commission launches an Information Center in Rangoon and a new website where citizens can check whether they are listed as eligible to vote.
The 10-day festival, which features more than 50 films from around the world, will run from May 29 to June 7 at the Nay Pyi Taw Theater in downtown Rangoon.
The future of a new species of crocodile newt is being threatened by development, water pollution and poaching, according to conservationists and researchers.
China outlines a strategy to boost its naval reach and holds a groundbreaking ceremony for two lighthouses in disputed waters of the South China Sea.