In the aftermath of a constitutional reform battle, Burma’s ethnic armed groups predict the decision could drive a deeper wedge into the country’s peace efforts.
Some 20 people remain trapped on Friday after a landslide at the site of a jade mine near Hpakant killed four small-scale miners.
Burma frees a Bangladeshi paramilitary soldier whose capture this month had become a diplomatic sore point between the two countries.
Two US lawmakers released a joint-statement on Thursday criticizing the military bloc within Burma’s Union Parliament for voting down proposed amendments to the country’s Constitution.
Burma’s Union Parliament votes against major changes to the nation’s Constitution, keeping a military stronghold on the legislature firmly in place.
Burma Army troops increase their presence in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township amid renewed fighting in the jade-rich northern town.
The Moken, one of Southeast Asia’s last remaining hunter-gatherer populations, face increasing threats to livelihoods and access to services, a leading rights group warns.
Burma’s military has purchased 36 aircraft over the last four years and a recent report predicts defense spending will increase by nearly one-third by 2020.
A military parliamentarian rules out an Aung San Suu Kyi presidency as lawmakers convene for a second day of deliberations on proposed constitutional amendments.
Discussions in Rangoon have failed to find common ground between workers’ representatives and employers, as the government prepares to implement an official minimum wage.
A mobile phone application linking passengers with taxi drivers launches in Rangoon’s Hlaing Tharyar Township, billed as the latest initiative to help reduce traffic congestion.
Cynicism, suspicion and deadlock have occasionally boiled over in the course of Myanmar’s arduous ceasefire talks, and so they have once again.
Bangladesh says it turned down a proposal from Burma to return a captured officer if Dhaka accepts some 600 trafficked migrants as Bangladeshi nationals.
A court in eastern Burma says a journalist killed in military custody died of a gunshot wound, delivering no remarks about who was to blame.
Lawmakers take up a constitutional amendment bill, with deliberations scheduled to continue through Thursday, when a vote on changes to the contentious charter is expected.
Government peace negotiators invite ethnic leaders for terse talks, reiterating that they do not want to alter the current draft of a nationwide ceasefire agreement.
The Federation of ASEAN Travel Associations calls for visa-free travel for tourists among the 10-nation bloc, as well as from China, Japan and South Korea.
The Buddhist nationalist organization will trade in their bullhorns for broadcast towers after a Thai religious delegation pledged funding to build the group two radio stations.