Human Rights Watch criticizes the UN for raising the possibility of Burma contributing UN peacekeepers, describing the nation’s military as among the world’s most abusive.
Nay Min is not among 1988’s canonized pro-democracy crusaders, but his role in informing the world about the events of that year was “pivotal.”
The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has expanded to Burmese airspace, according to Burma’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).
The 84-year-old former political prisoner is said to be in good health, but needs to undergo physiotherapy for a problem with his hip.
Government restrictions on the Rohingya limits their access to life-saving health care, a situation that has worsened after MSF was forced to leave Arakan State.
Environmentalists at a conference speak out against deforestation and pollution that has affected Burma’s main river and people who live alongside it.
A new survey suggests that many of Burma’s citizens “seem to think that in order to be Myanmar one has to also be Buddhist.”
Seventeen ethnic Chin workers have been detained since January after clashes with Chinese workers led to a warehouse being burned down in Arakan State.
Environmentalists say the country’s rainy season is now 40 days shorter than 35 years ago, and that rural communities will be hit worst by climate change.
A final report investigating the alleged killings of dozens of Rohingyas in northern Arakan State reiterates the government’s position that no such violence occurred.
Burma’s Parliament on Monday passed the Union Taxation Law, which allows lawmakers to amend the government’s annual tax plans.
The ultraviolet index approaches dangerously high levels as Burma begins the summer season, with meteorologists warning people to stay indoors.
New restrictions on foreign journalists in Burma have “nothing to do” with international news stories about violence against stateless Rohingya Muslims, the presidential spokesman says.
The government deploys an emergency team with ambulances, but concerns grow over a gap in care for people who previously depended on Médecins Sans Frontieres.
The European Council on Tourism and Trade hands Burma the 2014 “World Best Tourist Destination Award,” one of the highest accolades in the global industry.
In a short meeting in Naypyidaw, the two are thought to have discussed the opposition leader’s proposal for four-party talks involving the military.
The Department for International Development maintains its annual aid package of $100 million, and pledges to continue offering assistance for IDPs in conflict areas.
The government, the military and armed ethnic groups agreed to form a joint committee that plans to draft the text for a nationwide ceasefire accord.
Three years since a quasi-civilian leadership assumed power in Burma, doubts are raised about the government’s reformist credentials and its commitment to a democratic transition.
A public proposal, backed by the 969 movement, has called for a law that will include restrictions on marriage between people of different faiths.