The United Nations Refugee Agency says 615 people were reported to have died trying to flee western Burma by boat in 2013.
Draft laws in Burma regulating religious conversions and marriages have “no place in the 21st century” and should be withdrawn, a US government agency says.
Burmese activists and politicians raise concerns over the high monthly rental fees that Unicef and WHO are paying for their offices.
Construction on a new bridge to connect downtown Rangoon with Thaketa Township will begin next year, according to the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
A permanent residency system for foreign nationals will be implemented by October of this year, Burma’s immigration chief says.
A former 88 Generation leader and the chief executive of the controversial Sun Rays journal have been blocked from returning to Burma.
The state government invited teachers with university degrees to come forward as the Mon language returns to state-school classrooms after more than 50 years.
Burma’s second annual “Human Rights, Human Dignity” international film festival starts over the weekend, with free screenings of 67 documentaries, shorts and animations.
Five Burmese nationals who allegedly trafficked their countrymen into neighboring Thailand are arrested in a joint operation by Thai authorities and Burmese advocacy groups.
The State Sangha and an abbot dispute the ownership of Rangoon’s Maha Thanti Thukha monastery, which has now been sealed off by authorities.
A military aircraft came down near a village in central Burma, with two pilots ejecting before the crash, according to a witness.
Plans for Mon State’s first coal-fired power plant bog down amid local opposition, despite the fact that the area is off the national electricity grid.
Many ethnic Kayan villages in eastern Burma lack teachers for their schools, but Kayan activists are training hundreds of teachers in order to help out.
Burma endorses an international declaration of commitment to end sexual violence in conflict and sends an official delegation to a summit with the same goal.
Kin Maung Yin, one of Burma’s leading contemporary artists, lost a battle with throat cancer on Tuesday and passed away at the age of 76.
Human rights groups that are against quartet of proposed laws aimed at “protecting race and religion” will meet with Parliament’s Rule of Law Committee.
Two brothers are still missing after disappearing over one and a half years ago from a camp for displaced people in Kachin State.
The US Agency for International Development will help the Burmese government improve safety on the Rangoon-Mandalay highway, which has seen several fatal traffic accidents recently.
The US ambassador to Burma has raised concerns over reports that women who publicly opposed a controversially interfaith marriage law have been threatened with violence.
The Ta’ang National Liberation Army say they ambushed and killed a Burma Army battalion commander and two soldiers in northern Shan State last week.