US Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted Burma’s transition from military rule during a speech on American policy in the Asia-Pacific region.
More than 16,000 people who were displaced after severe flooding hit Pegu Division and Mon State last week have returned home, officials say.
Dozens of police officers are surrounded by angry local residents at a village school after three people were shot while attempting to reclaim confiscated lands.
Burma’s total population is likely less than the widely accepted estimate of 60 million people, an official from the country’s Central Census Commission says.
About 200 civilians in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township have reportedly been displaced by fresh clashes between the Burma Army and Kachin rebels in recent days.
Burma’s Ministry of Immigration and Population launches a trial period for an online tourism visa application system due to be fully implemented next month.
About 1,000 farmers in Sagaing Division’s Kantbalu Township stage a protest to demand back confiscated land and ask for the release of 65 imprisoned villagers.
A consultant to the Norway-backed Myanmar Peace Support Initiative says it‘s unclear how peace talks would be affected by a change of leadership in Burma.
A salvage team works to retrieve an ancient bell said to have sunk to the bottom of the Rangoon River more than 400 years ago.
Sixty-six of the country’s 67 registered political parties send representatives to meet with the government’s peace negotiation team at the Myanmar Peace Center.
For the first time since political reforms began, the ethnic Karen community in Rangoon held a public ceremony to mark Karen Martyrs’ Day.
A spokeswoman says that the secretary of state was not breaking any rules by staying at Zaw Zaw’s Lake Garden Hotel in Naypyidaw.
Hsan Hsint was forced from his position and arrested in June, and stands accused of misusing public funds and sedition.
The government has disclosed scant details about its prosecution of those responsible for riots that shook Mandalay, and suspicions persist that the violence was orchestrated.
A United Wa State Party spokesman denies long-standing accusations of involvement in opium and methamphetamine trade, saying the group’s autonomous region is “drug-free.”
New Zealand’s prime minister says his country will continue to accept refugees despite some political reforms in Burma since 2011.
Burma’s second city erupted in violence between Buddhists and Muslims in early July, resulting in the deaths of two people.
The secretary of state met with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a two-day visit to the country this weekend.
Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry presses Burma’s political leaders on human rights concerns and urges President Thein Sein to step up constitutional reforms.
Malnutrition is an increasing concern in camps for the displaced Muslim minority, who have seen crucial medical aid services blocked by Burma’s government.