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.
The EU is expected to lift all sanctions on Burma next week, except for an arms embargo, in recognition of the “remarkable process of reform.”
The opposition leader says Buddhist-Muslim clashes threaten progress toward democracy and urges Burma’s government to provide greater security for dialogue.
Burma’s top peace negotiator for ethnic conflicts meets with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and British Foreign Secretary William Hague in London.
The opposition leader makes rare comments on sectarian violence but says she is “not a magician” and cannot immediately solve long-running ethnic disputes.
President Thein Sein says in his New Year’s address that Burma needs to learn from its history of violence to overcome the challenge of democratization.
Two weeks after a wave of anti-Muslim violence engulfed Meikhtila, more than 12,000 mostly Muslim residents of the city shelter in camps for the displaced.
The owners of a gold shop in central Burma have been sentenced to more than a decade in prison after a dispute at their shop sparked a wave of anti-Muslim riots.
Rohingya organizations have condemned the burning of a picture of Gen. Aung San at a recent rally in front of the Burmese Embassy in Bangkok.
Rangoon’s Hindus gathered last week for the annual ‘fire-walking ceremony’ to honor the Goddess Kali. Devotees braved heat and pains to show their faith.
The grandson of former dictator Than Shwe is back in the news for allegedly assaulting a traffic officer last month.
In a show of solidarity for those still detained, former political prisoner Win Tin refuses to give back the blue shirt issued to all inmates.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi breaks her silence on the recent inter-communal violence, telling Muslim leaders that promoting “rule of law” will end it.
Burma is collaborating with foreign companies to upgrade how it keeps track of its citizens by replacing paper-and-ink national identity cards with scannable “smart” cards.
An Upper House lawmaker says he will push the government to investigate the former junta’s sale of gas stations to cronies at below market prices.
Three gold miners jailed for protesting are facing legal action again, just as they near completion of their six-month prison terms.