The student army known as the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front will focus on achieving a ceasefire with Naypyidaw in its talks with the government.
Activists call on Burma to reform a 60-year-old law in order to end harassment of sex workers and provide them with better health care access.
A problem with the on-land fiber optic cable near the city of Pyapon was to blame for recent severely slowed Internet connections in Burma.
Burma’s Union Parliament approved an anti-corruption bill on Friday, almost a year after the bill was first proposed and reviewed by the legislature.
Heavy rains are causing flooding along the Salween River in southern Burma’s Karen State and more than 7,000 people have evacuated to higher ground.
Authorities in Naypyidaw have yet to open a case against a general who allegedly threatened a group of farmers at gunpoint early this month.
Burma’s Press Council will try to bypass the government and submit its press bill directly to Parliament, following uneasy negotiations with the Ministry of Information.
A rebel group representing the minority ethnic Palaung in northern Shan State says it will hold peace talks with the government this week.
Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Indonesia’s biggest telecommunication company, has won a tender to manage Burma’s international networks.
Burma’s ethnic armed groups, NGOs and opposition members gather in Thailand to discuss how to promote their political demands during peace talks with Naypyidaw.
Burma held its first ever peace festival this weekend and several thousand people enjoyed two nights of dance and songs in Rangoon.
Despite long-held objections to the project, the Shwe pipeline connecting Arakan State to Kunming in southern China begins piping natural gas across the border.
The level of oppression has eased markedly since President Thein Sein took office, but Burma’s government has not ceased spying on its own people.
Fishermen rescue nearly 70 Rohingya asylum seekers stranded in a boat off the coast of Indonesia—the third found in the Indian Ocean this year.
Contrary to many people in their advanced age, the 87-year-old Burmese artist Thet Nyunt is still rigorously pursuing his lifelong profession.
The controversial project will start in two months, following the signing of a new contract that gives the government a large share of the profits.
Burmese President Thein Sein’s administration on Thursday reshuffled its cabinet in a move that appears relatively minor compared with a shakeup made last year.
The KNU met with NGOs to discuss how displaced Karen villagers could reclaim their farmlands once the ethnic rebels reach a peace agreement with Naypyidaw.
Clashes start again between government troops and allied ethnic armed groups this week in northern Shan State, almost a month after the gunfire last stopped.
Police arrested two suspects in relation with a bomb blast that occurred in Mandalay on Sunday near a building where nationalist monk Wirathu was preaching.