The UN appears poised to keep Burma on its list of least-developed countries for the future, dampening official efforts to shed the title by 2015.
Ethnic Naga leaders will attempt to absorb two more townships, currently under the jurisdiction of Sagaing Division, into the minority group’s self-administered zone.
The National League for Democracy gears up for “a whole year” of celebrations to commemorate Burmese independence hero Gen. Aung San’s centenary birthday.
Burma’s election commission says the US-based International Republican Institute violated rules during election campaign training in Irrawaddy Division that was only attended by NLD members.
A controversial legislative package known as the “protection of race and religion laws” will be up for debate during Burma’s next parliamentary session.
Thousands of young women from villages and towns across Burma are pouring into Rangoon garment factories for their first ever taste of financial independence.
Artists and performers with disabilities from across all 10 Asean countries will showcase their talents in Rangoon over the weekend.
Burma Army chief Min Aung Hlaing meets with leaders of the Karen National Union and reportedly reaffirms his support for the stalled nationwide ceasefire process.
Six students may face charges for leading a demonstration against a new education law in central Burma on Saturday, according to one protest leader.
The largely dormant Strand Road rail line will be used for a new commuter train service beginning this month, according to Myanmar Railways.
The Rohingya Solidarity Organisation, a Muslim militant group believed to now be defunct, is perceived as an existential threat by many Burmese officials.
One day after a presidential spokesman labeled a constitutional roundtable ‘impractical’, lawmakers have criticized the government’s reluctance to hold discussions on reform.
Burma’s Interim Press Council meets with journalists to decide the main topics to be discussed at a first-ever workshop between media members and military officers.
The International Committee of the Red Cross announces a record US$30 million budget for work in Burma over the coming year.
More than 10 million kyats worth of money and jewelry was stolen from Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda on Wednesday, according to custodians.
Amnesty International has criticised a controversial copper mine project in Sagaing Division, highlighting the practice of forced resettlements and the failure to address environmental concerns.
A summit of political leaders proposed by Burma’s parliament to debate constitutional change is “impractical” and unlikely to happen, the president’s spokesman.
Student activists in Mandalay say authorities are neglecting the desires of students and teachers despite a sustained campaign of protests against the National Education Law.
Ethnic MPs appoint Aye Maung to represent them at proposed six-member talks on constitutional reform but other attendees, including Thein Sein, are yet to commit.
The opposition leader invites military lawmakers to dinner in a bid to build ties ahead of a proposed summit on changing the Constitution.