Lawmakers give the green light to a high-interest loan to fund a cooperatives program, with opposition from the National League for Democracy.
A consumer rights group says that Burmese are only now becoming aware of the dangers of the chemicals contaminating much of the food they eat.
Heavy rains flood several streets in downtown Rangoon and other parts of Burma’s commercial capital, disrupting daily life for many of the city’s residents.
Drug-resistant tuberculosis is spreading rapidly, but only a fraction of the patients are receiving proper treatment for this dangerous form of TB, a medical charity warns.
Naypyidaw will inject Chinese funds into cooperative programs for the poor, but lawmakers say the old anti-poverty schemes have proven to be ineffective.
The police in southern Burma are searching for three Muslim men suspected of entering the country illegally from Thailand and plotting a bomb attack.
The village of Taung Pyone is thronged by worshippers from across the country who traveled to central Burma to pay homage to the ancient spirits.
A senior Buddhist monk tells more than 100 Mon youth that armed struggle is necessary to achieve greater freedom from the national government.
Burma says a UN envoy was well-protected during a visit to Meikhtila, disputing claims that police did nothing as a mob attacked his car.
Thai police say they seized more than a dozen elephants after busting a gang that allegedly provided the animals’ owners with false identification papers.
In a city where curries dominate most menus, Cherry Mann sets itself apart by serving very good Indian barbecue at a reasonable price.
A UN human rights envoy says he empathizes with the fear experienced by victims of communal violence in Burma after a mob attacked his convoy.
Floods in Arakan State’s Thandwe town have displaced about 600 people in recent days, while three residents drowned in the flood waters.
The Japanese-backed special economic zone will start next month, but farmers say the procedures for receiving compensation for lost land remain unclear.
A lawmaker proposes amendments to the draconian law and reportedly receives support from Union House Speaker Shwe Mann.
Well-known writer Dagon Taya, who died earlier this week, was laid to rest in his home town of Aungban, in Shan State, on Wednesday.
A schoolteacher in Naypyidaw is sacked for attending a commemoration of the 25-year anniversary of Burma’s 1988 pro-democracy uprising earlier this month.
As some international companies trumpet their arrival in Asia’s hottest frontier market, the tobacco industry has a different strategy: It’s slipping into Burma without fanfare.
Anti-terror police arrest five people, including a 32-year-old who was allegedly involved in the foiled May bomb plot on the Burma Embassy in Jakarta.
Burmese Buddhists in Chiang Mai, Thailand, officially install one of their countrymen as abbot of a local monastery formerly engulfed in a cross-border leadership dispute.