UN envoy says the recent visit of the Turkish Foreign Minister to violence-hit Arakan State shows the Burmese government sincerely wants to solve the crisis.
Institutes of Technology will reopen in Burma’s two biggest cities of Rangoon and Mandalay after being closed by the junta government 24 years ago.
Gen Nyan Htun, the commander-in-chief of Burma’s navy, is seen as the favored candidate for the post of vice-president.
Myanmar Journalists Association representatives refuse to take part in the new 20-member Myanmar Core Press Council until changes are made to its powers and obligations.
Prominent Muslim American groups launch Burma Task Force USA to raise the profile of the Rohingya issue and speak out against alleged atrocities and abuses.
China’s biggest manhunt this year ends in the death by gunshot of serial killer Zhou Kehua who is rumored to have acquired his lethal skills in Burma.
Despite plans to abolish Foreign Exchange Certificates, many businesses in Burma still require them as payment for a range of goods and services.
The remains of Allied airmen still lost in the mountains of Kachin State serve as a reminder of the historical roots of the Kachin struggle.
Aung San Suu Kyi meets with the president for their first talks since the Nobel Peace Prize laureate became a member of parliament.
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Facing criticism for stalling on promises to abolish its draconian censorship board, Burma’s government announces the formation of an interim press council.
Burma’s Lower House of Parliament votes down a motion that would require all members of the union, state and regional government to declare their assets.
Members of Burma’s Parliament call on the central government to share income from the exploitation of natural resources with states and divisions.
Turkey Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visits the Arakan State capital Sittwe to assess the needs of those displaced by communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims.
Three more townships in northern Arakan State have imposed curfews following fresh clashes between Buddhists and Muslims.
A group of homeless families including around 15 children were reportedly arrested in Prome and dumped in the Arakan Yoma mountain range 35 miles away.
Government negotiators and the Kachin Independence Organization say they are ready to talk, but first must find a suitable place to meet.
The United States remains “deeply concerned” over increasing sectarian tensions in western Burma but refuses to back allegations of “ethnic cleansing” made by Islamic nations.
The Burmese government is avoiding real political dialogue despite claiming that it wants to build peace with ethnic armed groups, claims the Karen National Union.
Former student activists and their families are finally allowed to remember those who died in the crushed 1988 democracy uprising but say victims’ demands remain unfulfilled.