Local relief workers in Kyauktaw say they were barred from visiting some 450 villagers displaced by fighting between the Arakan Army and government troops.
A government anti-smuggling team says it made record seizures in the last fiscal year, confiscating various goods valued at more than $19.7 million.
Southeast Asian lawmakers urge their leaders to discuss Burma’s Rohingya Muslim crisis at the Asean summit in Malaysia this weekend.
The Committee to Protect Journalists ranks Burma as the ninth most censored country in the world in an annual media freedom index.
A local newspaper apologizes after posting a picture of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi online that caused a religious furor among Burma’s netizens.
Fishermen making port calls in Rangoon offer a gritty portrait of life at sea, where they spend most of their year on a meager salary.
Burma’s ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party has begun zeroing in on candidates in the lead-up to landmark elections later this year.
Burma’s government is reintroducing the post of permanent secretary, bringing back the old position for the highest civil servant in a ministry.
Police reportedly open a criminal probe into the fatal shooting of a farmer at the Letpadaung mine, indicating that authorities consider the case a murder.
Colleagues, activists and admirers remember Win Tin, one of Burma’s most famous champions of democracy, by marking the first anniversary of his death in Rangoon.
Myint Zaw was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for his successful efforts to stop the Myitsone Dam from being built on the Irrawaddy River.
Central Burma’s Meikhtila remains on edge after a tense standoff following news that a young Buddhist woman had eloped with her Muslim partner.
Fighting flares in the ethnic strongholds of Shan, Kachin and Arakan states, undermining recent claims that Burma’s peace process has turned a corner.
Twelve ethnic armed groups will convene in Wa rebel area soon, but a decision on endorsing the nationwide ceasefire will be made at another meeting.
A US blacklisted lawmaker leads a delegation of Burmese bankers to Germany this week for a study of financial institutions.
A nationwide referendum on amending Burma’s controversial Constitution is unlikely to happen in May as a senior parliamentary leader previously suggested, an ethnic politician says.
Police said a total of 16 people died and 356 others were injured because of traffic accidents and crimes that occurred during Thingyan celebrations.
The Dr. Saw Mya Aung Foundation will provide 50 amputees in Burma with prosthetic hands that can seize and hold objects.
A 43-year-old married Burmese physician is sentenced to 18 months in prison for fondling a teenager’s breasts in the United Kingdom, British media report.
Reform talks involving Burma’s biggest political players conclude with the government calling the meeting “a success” and an ethnic leader saying more discussions would come.