Burma hails an EU decision lifting political and economic sanctions against the former pariah state, pledging to continue its reforms and march toward democracy.
The United States reviews trade relations with Burma in a move that could end import duties on thousands of goods from the Southeast Asian country.
Burma’s government on Tuesday granted amnesty to 93 prisoners, including 59 prisoners of conscience and former Myanmar Times shareholder Sonny Swe.
Indonesia’s president said he would raise the issue of anti-Muslim violence during his visit to Burma, but he failed to meet Muslim and Rohingya groups.
Seven Muslims suspected of killing a Buddhist monk in an up-country town in central Burma last month are on trial this week, according to police.
In a long-running fight to keep hotel developers away from two colonial justice buildings, activists in Burma’s biggest city threaten to sue the government.
The European Union drops its political and economic sanctions against Burma to support the country’s “remarkable process” of democratic reforms.
President Thein Sein will be granted an international peace award Monday, but officials, opposition members and experts disagree on whether or not he deserves it.
Following publication of a damning Human Rights Watch report, Naypyidaw says it won’t comment on the situation in Arakan State before releasing its own findings.
Human Rights Watch accuses Burmese authorities of committing “crimes against humanity” in western Burma last year, as the European Union prepares to lift economic sanctions.
Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy, prefers the current first-past-the-post system, but smaller parties want to introduce proportional representation.
The Australian newspaper publisher’s lawyer says he was blocked from leaving the country despite having the proper exit visa.
Drought returns to Inle Lake, affecting locals’ access to clean water and inhibiting transportation to tourist attractions surrounding the famed body of water.
Human rights conditions are deteriorating in China and Vietnam but improving in Burma as it continues on its bumpy path to democracy, the US says.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will make visits to Singapore, Burma and Brunei this week, according to a presidential staffer.
Despite launching a new human rights body at the most recent Asean summit in Phnom Penh, the group has stayed largely quiet on anti-Muslim violence.
For the fourth time, the Nobel laureate and democracy icon earns a place on the magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people.
For some in Shan State who have spent decades in isolation, one road is a potential path from their impoverished hinterland to a better future.
Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra paid a recent visit to Burma, where he met with the commander-in-chief of Burma’s armed forces.
The government rejects calls by the world’s top Islamic body for an international inquiry into recent anti-Muslim violence, saying the unrest is an internal affair.