A protest march by about 60 people from Mandalay to Letpadaung is cancelled after authorities agree to meet demands.
‘Unofficial’ sales of priceless jade to China mean Burma gets only a fraction of the revenues of a multibillion-dollar mining industry in Kachin State.
The democracy icon calls for greater collaboration between civil society groups and the military, as well as changes to the country’s controversial Constitution.
Fortune-tellers around the world tap into a natural desire to know what’s in store next, and the Burmese seem to be particularly curious.
With 42 paintings by more than a dozen Burmese artists, a contemporary exhibition at Lokanat Gallery in Rangoon offers a variety of artistic styles.
The old villa on U Wisara Road is a restaurant and a museum, filled with memorabilia of famous former residents, such as Gen Aung San.
For the first time in more than 50 years, Burma crowns the country’s representative to the Miss Universe pageant at Rangoon’s National Theater.
Ethnic Mon on the Burmese-Thai border celebrate a millennium-old ritual to mark important scriptures carrying the teachings of the Buddha arriving in Burma.
A short statement announced on the radio on Sept 18, 1988, signaled the start of a dark chapter of despotic rule in Burma.
With censorship in Burma relaxed, Aung Khaing, 68, is able to show the world his paintings for the first time.
A Buddhist abbot is pleading for government assistance to make sure ancient Buddha carvings beside the Irrawaddy River are not lost.
Some of Burma’s top underground and alternative music acts play a high-impact show in the country’s commercial hub.
While other artists go to painstaking lengths to find their subjects, Win Khaing simply invites women to his home and asks them to bathe themselves.
Burmese actress and model Soe Nanda Kyaw talks about her career, fashion and family.
The ruined ancient city of Sri Ksetra is being readied for a visit from Unesco next month to see whether the site will be recognized on the World Heritage list.
In Rangoon, a Burmese painter celebrates 65 years of life, 53 years of painting and three artistic grandchildren.
A celebrated Burmese painter slashes the prices for his paintings in a bid to raise funds for child welfare projects in Rangoon and Mandalay Division.
The Myanmar Christian Fellowship of the Blind runs a school in Rangoon that teaches vital life skills for the visually impaired.
Efforts are under way to modernize Burma’s commercial capital, but waste management lags behind and towers of trash continue to mount.
With a record number of tourists expected in Burma this year, souvenir sellers and tour operators in an ancient capital are eager for better business.