A week of fighting between Kachin rebels and the Burmese Army displaces more than 5,000 in Kachin and Shan states, an aid group there says.
Win Tin, one of the country’s most famous democracy activists, passes away at the age of 84 after suffering from multiple organ failure.
Veteran politician and journalist Win Tin has died, without ever receiving an apology for his wrongful imprisonment and ill-treatment for 19 years.
Fighting between government troops and ethnic rebels in Burma’s northeastern state of Kachin has left at least 22 people dead this month, state-run media reports.
The US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs meets Burma’s president and other top officials over the situation in Arakan State.
Police in Burma are implementing precautionary security measures and boosting the presence of law enforcement officers to ensure the safety of Thingyan revelers.
Heavy fighting between government forces and troops from the Kachin Independence Army displaces more than 300 local residents in eastern Kachin State.
Locals hired as trainees by the Chinese firm developing the controversial copper-mining project in central Burma stage a demonstration.
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.