Regional integration offers greater opportunities to narcotics producers in Burma, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says, as Asia’s demand for methamphetamines accelerates.
A quest to unearth dozens of British Spitfire aircraft thought to be buried in Burma looks likely to come to an unsuccessful end in October.
The Burmese Embassy in Thailand revises procedures to help migrants acquire necessary documentation for applications, as the Thai junta cracks down on illegal migrants.
Pa-O National Organization leader says farmers are taxed by local authorities but still face raids and having their crops destroyed in a “muddled” government approach.
Ethnic leaders meet with the opposition leader to discuss the peace process, and they urge the government to give her a greater role in negotiations.
The UN-backed census did not record anyone self-identifying as the Rohingya Muslim minority, while other problems on the question of ethnicity were noted.
Council members say this is the first time they have met regularly with the minister since the council formed in 2012.
More than 3 million people are expected to visit the country this year, but a 2015 target of 5 million visitors might be a stretch.
One civilian is shot dead and another hospitalized with a gunshot wound following a clash between government troops and Palaung rebels in northern Shan State.
The government and ethnic leaders still need to hammer out disagreements over four paragraphs before setting a date for the signing of a nationwide accord.
A total of 22 people were injured when a boiler exploded at a dyeing factory in the Thai capital, and two Burmese are in intensive care.
Burma’s government is pressuring foreign officials to avoid the word Rohingya in reference to Arakan State’s Muslim minority, and the tactic appears to be working.
The government has said it will allow Médecins Sans Frontières to return to Arakan State, but that commitment has not been followed through.
A system of autonomy is one the main demands of ethnic armed groups in talks to bring an end to decades of civil war.
Burma’s president gets lowly marks in the eyes of the public, finds a survey of more than 6,500 people conducted by a local advocacy group.
A township court in Rangoon rejects their application for bail as premature, as they continue to fight allegations of state sedition.
Villagers in Mandalay Division will take legal action against police for firing into a crowd during a confrontation on Thursday that injured three local residents.
The NLD and 88 Generation leaders present Parliament with a petition calling for constitutional reform that was signed by 5 million people across Burma.
Burma’s largest opposition party distances itself from a statement released by dozens of political parties calling for a nationwide ceasefire “as soon as possible.”
US Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted Burma’s transition from military rule during a speech on American policy in the Asia-Pacific region.