Indonesia’s counterterrorism unit Densus 88 releases five people initially suspected of taking part in a bombing plot on the Burma Embassy in Jakarta.
If the government doesn’t step up its conservation program, environmentalists say climate change could derail poverty alleviation efforts and other elements of the country’s reform.
Canadian traveler and food writer Naomi Duguid is hooked on Myanmar’s cuisine
A small town in the United States has been transformed in some ways by a wave of about 400 refugees from Chin State.
In northwest Burma, the British author’s former residence will be restored for visitors after a long period of disrepair under the former military regime.
Muslims are taking no chances after mob violence in March killed 44 people, mostly Muslims, and touched off a wave of unrest in central Burma.
Burma’s Embassy in Indonesia escaped a terrorist attack while radical Indonesian Islamists now call for jihad against Burma, but Burmese Muslims “totally reject” the actions.
President Thein Sein will still play a leadership role within the ruling party despite having resigned the party chairmanship this week, a party leader says.
Hundreds of civilians have fled from their homes as fighting continues between the rebel Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and a government-backed Karen Border Guard Force.
Following anti-Muslim violence in Okkan, unidentified persons allegedly attempt to instigate unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in Mandalay, but security forces prevent any ensuing clashes.
Indonesia’s anti-terror squad seizes homemade bombs and arrests two suspected militants allegedly planning to attack the Burma Embassy to protest that country’s treatment of Muslims.
Recent anti-Muslim religious nationalism in Sri Lanka and Burma, ostensibly in defense of the Theravada Buddhist faith held by the majority, has opened fresh wounds.
The Obama administration extends by one year targeted US sanctions against Burma, a move aimed at preventing backsliding on democratic reforms.
The village will be built near Mandalay, reflecting the ancient Siamese kingdom of Ayutthaya in a joint project Burma and neighboring Thailand.
Local Buddhist leader warns of possible coup if violence continues to spread to other regions, ripping apart previously peaceful villages.
Burmese social activist Nay Myo Zin was sentenced to three months in prison on charges of defaming the Irrawaddy Division police force.
Journalists are making inroads in negotiations with the government over a controversial bill that critics warn could otherwise reverse fragile gains in Burma’s press freedom.
As the Burmese military fights against ethnic rebels in Shan State, the relationship between Beijing and Naypyidaw is being put to the test.
Burma is among the world’s worst violators of religious freedom, as Christian and Muslim minorities, and some Buddhist monks face persecution, a US commission says.
A Muslim village was destroyed by a Buddhist mob on Wednesday near Rangoon as Burma’s latest violence claimed its first victim.