Chinese state-owned firms involved in controversial mega projects held a media event to assuage concerns among the Burmese public over the impact of their investments.
A centuries-old sculptors’ enclave is a major tourist draw, but some worry that it may be a declining facet of the ancient city’s cultural heritage.
Ethnic Wa leaders and the government’s peace negotiators are likely to meet next week in Shan State amid escalating tensions between the two sides.
The armed rebel group of more than 1,500 troops in Shan State tries to follow through on a drug-eradication policy it adopted last year.
Burmese businessmen say tycoon Tay Za met Burma’s military chief Min Aung Hlaing in Russia, while he was cementing military ties and inspecting war planes.
Next month, Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann will become Union Parliament speaker, a powerful position representing Burma’s two legislative chambers.
Two Indian border traders are temporarily detained on the Indo-Burma border by members of an Indian insurgency who attempted to rob them.
Parliament’s Lower House approves a controversial Printers and Publishers Registration bill drafted by the country’s Ministry of Information and criticized as restricting press freedom.
Authorities in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, have begun a crackdown on Burmese migrant workers and have detained more than 200 since last week.
At a mosque in Burma’s biggest city, an interfaith group offers Buddhist monks a meal and a chance to talk with Muslim leaders.
Tensions mount between government troops and Wa rebels from Burma’s largest ethnic armed group, with both sides said to be ‘preparing for war.’
An investigation into a high-profile blogger has cast a shadow over Burma’s Ministry of Information, with revelations of a secret program aimed at discrediting dissidents.
Military representatives in Parliament are scolded by a legislative leader after they failed to contribute to debate over a telecommunications bill currently under deliberation.
Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann questions President Thein Sein’s handling of the peace negotiations and calls for direct involvement of Parliament in the talks.
With many of Burma’s older cars being scrapped and replaced with more complex machinery, a generation of undertrained mechanics is fading.
Burma’s President Thein Sein is unable to control the armed forces, the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) says following talks with the government.
Exploration for oil and gas off Burma’s coast will not immediately solve the country’s energy crisis and could embroil investors in escalating sectarian violence.
The United States imposes sanctions a Burmese general who it says violated a UN Security Council ban on buying military goods from North Korea.
Burma’s health care providers do not yet have the capacity to follow new global HIV guidelines recommending earlier treatment of the disease.
Many UN agencies are moving offices as their lease at two luxury hotels where they have been located in recent years is due to end.