A research team of the Thai dam developer EGAT consulted Thai villages that would be affected by the controversial 1,200-megawatt project.
The International Monetary Fund says Burma’s economy is on track to top 6 percent growth this year as its “ambitious reform program is bearing fruit.”
After evening prayers at Shwedagon Pagoda, some descend from the temple and settle into chairs, where an array of free newspaper offerings awaits their perusal.
Last year’s Arakan State violence brought tourism in Sittwe to a halt, but the subsequent influx of aid workers has proven a boon for hotels.
An outlawed student armed group fighting the government’s army in ethnic border areas meets with government officials, hoping to set the stage for a ceasefire.
In a significant move, a prominent US senator plans to let key sanctions legislation against Burma lapse because of the country’s progress toward democracy.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Burma’s government has made progress in reducing the recruitment of child soldiers but still needs to stamp out the practice.
The National League for Democracy says Chinese investors in the Myitsone hydropower dam called for a restart of the project during a meeting in Beijing.
Some analysts wonder why reformist President Thein Sein has yet to meet with leaders of perhaps Burma’s most prominent activists, the 88 Generation Students group.
A Muslim man is sentenced to life in prison, while six others receive lighter prison terms, after religious unrest in central Burma.
The Karen National Union expects to meet with a government peace delegation in June, when it aims to reach a “code of conduct” agreement.
President Thein Sein’s US visit went off as expected, with an emphasis on trade and investment, and some discussion of Burma’s ethnic and religious violence.
Stalled peace talks between the rebel Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and government negotiators will resume in northern Burma next week.
An ethnic rebel group tries to fight amphetamine use in Burma’s southeast, but locals say the drug trade is growing and threatening traditional culture.
President Barack Obama tells Burma’s president during a White House visit that he appreciates the leader’s efforts to lead the Southeast Asian country’s democratic reformation.
President Barack Obama urges Burma’s president to halt violence against a Muslim minority but praises economic and political reforms in the formerly pariah nation.
Maungdaw District authorities have imposed further restrictions on Rohingya Muslims last week, by introducing a formal order to limit child birth and marriage.
Burma’s ethnic leaders urge US President Barack Obama to stress the issue of national reconciliation during his White House meeting with Burmese counterpart Thein Sein.
As Thein Sein visits the White House, links once unimaginable are debated—including potential partnerships between the Pentagon and a Burmese military of ill repute.