Leaders of an ethnic armed group alliance make first visit in decades to Rangoon to build trust in the peace process.
With more than a third of the country’s workforce unemployed, the government has a big job on its hands.
In Arakan State, three-quarters of the victims of sectarian violence have been Muslims, but it is they who have suffered most at the hands of security forces.
Burma’s Information Minister Aung Kyi says it could be late 2015 before state broadcaster Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) becomes a public service outlet.
The daily commute to school for children living in the shadow of Mandalay Division’s Mt. Popa takes them across a dam reservoir.
Donations, to go toward educational resources for children in conflict zones, have so far come from Qatari firm Ooredoo and Burma’s former spy chief Khin Nyunt.
The Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra and a French string quartet join forces to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Franco-Burmese diplomatic relations.
Burmese and Chinese police cooperate to close down a Chinese bride matching agency that illegally attempted to arrange marriages between Burmese women and Chinese men.
Questions on how to structure a military that incorporates Burma’s ethnic rebel armies are raised during a meeting between political leaders and an ethnic alliance.
A joint force of anti-narcotics police and army troops captures weapons and nearly US $250,000 worth of heroin and other drugs in northern Shan State.
A human rights organization said some Burmese former political prisoners in Thailand should be resettled in third countries, as they do not want to return.
Burma rejects calls by the UN General Assembly to grant the stateless Muslims citizenship, saying it does not recognize the existence of a “Rohingya minority.”
Burma and Russia are seeking to cooperate on military technology and strengthen relations between the two nations’ armed forces.
The low cost and convenience of food sold at the many small stalls around Burma’s commercial capital is an overwhelming draw.
Around half of the 2,000 civilians displaced by the latest outbreak of fighting in Kachin State are still hiding in the jungle.
Courts in Burma have now convicted 57 people for holding protests since the law was brought in less than two years ago.
Parliament has approved a proposal that allots US $33 million to Burma’s 664 lawmakers so that they can fund development projects in their constituencies.
Police said they arrested three men last week who were preparing to bomb religious buildings in Rangoon. Reportedly, the targets in the city were mosques.
Civil society groups are holding a ceremony at Rangoon’s People’s Park on Sunday to launch 16 days of campaigning for women’s rights.
Burmese contestant Htar Htet Htet has been named “Miss Popular” at the first-ever Miss Grand International beauty contest in Bangkok, Thailand.