One day before the expected landfall of a cyclone, Burma’s government threatens to take serious action against anyone who refuses to move to higher ground.
Khin Nyunt, accused of some of the worst rights violations carried out by the former military junta, is tapping into his creative side.
Nearly a year after communal violence in Arakan State left thousands homeless, whole neighborhoods remain purged of Muslims, who now languish in camps.
As Burmese authorities evacuate people in anticipation of Thursday’s storm, some say they are being moved into harm’s way.
Ethnic Wa rebels reportedly purchase an engineless helicopter and Fokker aircraft from Thailand, with plans to place the military hardware in a public national park.
Towering 30 meters high and stretching 180 meters in length, the Two Paddy Birds Pagoda has become a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State.
A boat carrying about 100 Rohingya Muslims capsizes off western Burma with many feared drowned at the start of an evacuation ahead of Cyclone Mahasen.
Burma’s President Thein Sein will visit the White House next week, the first such trip by a Burma head of state in almost 47 years.
Arakan State authorities and the UN say they are evacuating tens of thousands of refugees in order to shelter them from an approaching tropical storm.
Rescuers continue finding victims after heavy rains and landslides this month caused a mine to collapse in Shan State, with the death toll surpassing 30.
India is divided over whether to reopen the Stilwell Road for trade with China, as potential commercial benefits are weighed against national security concerns.
Burma’s government warns that a cyclone could threaten the country’s western coast this week, raising fears for tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya.
Security concerns will likely delay the first shipments of gas and oil from the Burma coast to China through a new pipeline.
For thousands of Burmese refugees in Thailand, “repatriation” is going to a country they have never known, where their parents suffered under a military regime.
Presidential advisor Tin Htut Oo told activists that the government would halt the rampant land-grabbing in ethnic areas by establishing “rule of law” in Burma.
Chinese companies on Friday defended the controversial Shwe Gas pipeline they are developing in Burma, but they did little to address concerns over its impact.
The Pansodan Art Gallery in Rangoon offers visitors an eclectic collection of local artists’ works and rare historical artifacts.
A tropical storm expected to hit Arakan State next week raises concerns of possible disaster for tens of thousands of displaced people.
Burma will amend its constitution following multi-party talks in Rangoon, but no word yet on whether The Lady will be allowed to run for office.
The Burmese government says it will provide 3 billion kyat (US$3.3 million) in financial support to monastic schools across the country.