Burma’s Information Ministry urges Interim Press Council to take action against The Sun Rays journal, claiming that the controversial publication is responsible for “unethical” writing.
The mainly ethnic Pa-O inhabitants of Noung Htao village, in Hsi Hseng Township, survive on a meager income from farming.
A horse given to Suu Kyi takes part in the equestrian competition, with support in the crowd from the opposition leader herself.
A planned second round of meetings of Burma’s ethnic armed groups to discuss a government-proposed nationwide ceasefire has been postponed to January.
For some the event inspires national pride, but for others Chinese influence is visible in the opening ceremony in Naypyidaw.
Members of the late King Thibaw’s royal family seek to renovate the Mandalay-based monarch’s former palace, and will request the president’s approval to do so.
A protest camp in eastern Rangoon has been packed up for now, but demonstrators against a military land seizure say they will fight on.
The ethnic armed group says it is watching the Burmese tycoon to determine whether his investments in north Burma are benefiting the local people.
The final deadline for eligible applicants for UN group resettlement to third countries for Burmese refugees on the Thai-Burma border will be sometime in January.
Environmentalists plan to test whether a factory used to process copper in northwest Burma could be leading to respiratory illnesses and crop failures.
The extravaganza, complete with parades, fireworks, dancers and a sound-and-light show, was held to loud cheers and bursts of applause in a packed 30,000-seat stadium.
Only 44 political prisoners remain in Burmese jails after the latest amnesty, according to an advocacy group.
May Sabe Phyu says she can’t sit around and wait for others to change Burma, where women are marginalized and civil war still simmers.
Protesters in Rangoon’s Thingangyun Township continue to demonstrate over land they say was forcibly confiscated by the military decades ago.
Judge revives a 2007 complaint against the long-time protester, who is already in detention over the burning of a Chinese flag.
Burma’s government wants to upgrade the country’s main railway line from Rangoon to Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, almost 1,000 miles north.
Eight years after Naypyidaw was proclaimed the new government seat, it has become something more than a “ghost capital hacked out of the jungle.”
In Burma, where numerology and astrology hold considerable sway, some belief that the SEA Games opening was scheduled to take place on an auspicious date.
A new project hopes to provide independent and high-quality training to the country’s reporters, who have only been free of censorship since 2012.
Activists in Burma say that although the country’s human rights situation is better now than it was under decades of oppressive military rule, abuses persist.