An official with the Kachin Independence Organization says villagers would flee if columns of government troops enter villages in ethnic Kachin areas.
The state legislature passes a bill to allow the teaching of ethnic languages in government schools for the first time in more than 50 years.
About 160 villagers who were evicted from their homes near Rangoon resettled in rebel-held territory in Karen State in recent days, despite objections from authorities.
The All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF) is in the spotlight in a book launching in Thailand on Thursday and in Rangoon later this month.
Burma’s cultural capital is gearing up to celebrate Thingyan next week, but some local residents fear that longstanding festival traditions are quickly losing popularity.
An investigation launched by the Burmese government finds that an aid worker did not mishandle a Buddhist flag before a mob attacked offices and houses.
Families forced off their land by the Thilawa SEZ project in Rangoon Division again urge the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to address their grievances.
The chief of Burma’s national election commission defends the military’s political role and pledges to ban campaign methods used by the NLD in 2012.
Despite an announcement that a single draft had been agreed upon in principle, key issues remain and the sides will meet once again in May.
In the second meeting announced this year, North Korean officials met with counterparts in the Burmese Ministry of Foreign Affairs last week in Naypyidaw.
Clashes occur between the Shan State Army South and the United Wa State Army, stemming from a dispute over gold mining activities in Shan State.
Despite the handshaking in Rangoon, Kachin armed forces on the frontline still have ample reason to remain vigilant in northern Burma.
Burma’s national census agency says that as of Sunday, 85 percent of the country’s estimated population had participated in the census, which ends on Thursday.
Construction on a section of the Asean Highway Network from Kawkareik to Myawaddy is expected to be completed this year, Karen State’s chief minister says.
Special Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana warns water shortages could reach critical levels, while medical aid has been cut off to all of Arakan State.
Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing traveled to the military’s Northeastern Command in Lashio to meet with Wa and Shan rebel leaders.
A Burmese court sentences a journalist to one year in prison for trespassing at an education office and disrupting the duties of a civil servant.
A new approach to draft a single nationwide ceasefire text drawn from the government and ethnic rebels’ proposals were complicated by the army’s demands.
A poll by a US government-backed pro-democracy institute finds that members of the Burmese public largely believe their country is “heading in the right direction.”
Many of the 43 conservation areas officially recognized by the government are left open to logging, poaching and damaging fishing techniques.