A national police battalion has been deployed to Arakan State after the government’s notorious Nasaka border guard force was abolished three days ago.
President Thein Sein, the first leader of Burma to visit Britain in decades, promised to release all his country’s political prisoners by the year’s end.
Work on a replacement for Burma’s controversial and draconian Electronic Transactions Law has begun, according to information technology sector insiders in the former military-ruled country.
Security experts say it is possible that some militant Rohingyas have contacted Indonesian hardline Muslim groups, but they dismiss reports of a Rohingya insurgency.
A campaign calls on the public to play a siren on their phones on Martyrs’ Day and it asks the government to resume the tradition.
An alliance of major ethnic armed groups proposes that democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi participate in their next talks with the government’s peace delegation.
Critics say lawmakers from the National League for Democracy are falling short of promises made to the public during the election campaign last year.
“Brave New Burma” reveals a country whose citizens sometimes display remarkable courage, but whose “new” order may not be so different from the old.
The Thai government pays farmers almost double prevailing prices in Burma, and farmers in neighboring countries take advantage, sending their grain across the border.
Burma’s government signs an agreement with Wa ethnic rebels to build mutual trust in an effort to defuse recent tensions between the two sides.
President Thein Sein, the first leader of Burma to visit Britain in more than a quarter century, will hold talks with Prime Minister David Cameron.
For the first time since the winners of a telecommunications license tender were announced last month, the two successful bidders have disclosed planned calling rates.
Government-imposed restrictions on Muslim communities in Arakan State are preventing tens of thousands of people from accessing medical services, health care providers say.
A former sailor makes it his life’s mission to revive interest in a neglected traditional art form.
A petition calling attention to potential “genocide” against Rohingya Muslims inches toward one million signatories as President Thein Sein prepares to visit Europe.
Impoverished residents of Rangoon and many other townships across the country are increasingly the victims of predatory lending practices by unauthorized loan sharks.
Two Buddhists and two Muslim men were sentenced to five years in prison for their roles in inter-communal violence in Meikhtila in March.
After decades of being a byword for brutality, Myanmar’s Tatmadaw is trying to redefine its role under the leadership of a new commander-in-chief.
A draft law proposed by Buddhist monks that would restrict interreligious marriage threatens to divide the Buddhist community in Burma, a prominent democracy activist says.
Burma’s president signs a law giving the central bank more autonomy from the Finance Ministry, opening the way for development of the fledgling banking sector.