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.
Burma will go ahead with an election in November despite challenges in areas that have suffered ethnic conflict, the country’s election commission chairman says.
Reports of domestic workers being burned, beaten and raped have sparked outrage in Asia, which has the largest share of the world’s domestic workers.
A rebel spokesman says recent clashes have been an almost daily occurrence in northern Burma, where government forces are encroaching on Kachin Independence Army territory.
Aung Myo Oo, sous chef at Rangoon’s Gekko Japanese bar and restaurant, has some advice for aspiring cooks: Learn your trade and master the basics.
Nearly five years after their forced relocation from the site of the suspended Myitsone dam, residents of are still legally prohibited from returning.
A student leader currently standing trial for her involvement the Letpadan student protests has expressed thanks for a letter of support penned by former US President George W. Bush.
The United Wa State Army won’t attend an ethnic summit next month in Karen State, where ethnic leaders will discuss signing a nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Why are there protests against coal-fired power projects when most of Burma’s rural population is off the grid, living in darkness?
Burma will repatriate 200 Bangladeshi nationals rescued from the sea off the Arakan coast last week, after talks with officials from Bangladesh’s Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Malaysian police forensic teams begin digging up the remains of dozens of suspected trafficking victims from shallow graves at a jungle camp near Thai border.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party’s dubious history doesn’t seem to faze the ruling party as it prepares for an historic election this year.
Southeast Asian nations bolster their navies amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, raising the risk that any confrontation in the waterway could spiral.
Asia is home to 41 percent of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide, most of them women who work excessively long days and earn far below the minimum wage.
A Filipina maid in Hong Kong publisheS stark photographs of burned and beaten domestic workers to highlight what she says is “modern slavery.”
For Naw Eh Wah and her handmade jewelry shop Amazing Grace, a kind of affirmative action dictates the hiring process.
63-year-old Myint Aung had set himself on fire last week to protest the confiscation of his land by the military.
After giving its approval for local banks to issue quasi-credit cards, the Central Bank of Myanmar sets a maximum withdrawal limit of 5 million kyats.