A journalist covering the recent fighting between the Burma Army and Karen rebels on Mon State was reportedly killed while in custody of government soldiers.
An influential Washington think tank criticizes Burma’s government for presiding over a “humanitarian catastrophe” and doing little to track down perpetrators of anti-Muslim violence.
A British labor rights activist visits two Burmese men accused of murder in southern Thailand as the migrants’ parents arrive to visit their children.
Top-ranking Karen leadership meets this week to discuss rejoining the nation’s main ethnic coalition and uniting Karen rebels under a single military alliance.
Information Minister Ye Htut says he will discuss the recent imprisonment of local journalists with President Thein Sein.
The Directorate of Investment and Companies Registration will announce the auction winners of two government-owned heritage buildings in Rangoon by the end of this year.
Thein Sein urges the EU to stop submitting reports on Burma’s human rights situation, as a UN report notes “possible signs of backsliding” on reforms.
A local journalist’s wife says he has been detained by the Burma Army several weeks ago when he visited Karen rebels fighting the army.
An unregistered minority-focused newspaper is ordered to shut down in northwestern Burma’s Chin State last week, the second such forced closure within a month.
Activists meet with Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission to submit new research on negative impacts of a stalled mega-project jointly developed by Burma and Thailand.
Burma’s first democratic elections in 25 years are scheduled to be held in late October or early November, the Union Election Commission announces.
Government troops agree to retreat from some areas near the upper Salween River, during an emergency meeting with ethnic Shan rebels.
A landmine explodes outside a school in Kachin State, injuring three people including two young students.
The entrance fee for tourists to the ancient temples of Bagan will increase to US$20 next year, a second price hike in two years.
Three Karen women’s groups urge various Karen rebel groups to unify militarily and politically in order to better represent the interests of the Karen people.
Drug-resistant malaria is a growing global threat, and eastern Myanmar is at the forefront of efforts to stop it dead in its tracks.
Fighting erupts again between the Burma Army and an allied force of ethnic armed groups in northern Shan State, according a rebel officer.
Former Religious Affairs Minister Hsan Hsint is sentenced to 13 years in prison after a Naypyidaw court finds him guilty of corruption and sedition.
A Rangoon court sentences three journalists and two media owners to two years in prison after their journal published a story that upset the government.
Shortly after commanders of different Karen rebel groups vowed military cooperation, cracks begin to appear within the leadership of the various groups.