Residents of Tenessarim Division’s Kawthaung town complain that air pollution caused by a coal plant constructed last year is affecting the health of dozens of people.
Humanitarian agencies operating say intimidation from Buddhists has hampered efforts to deliver aid, with hostilities increasing after a Buddhist woman died last week.
An Arakan court sentenced 68 Rohingyas to lengthy prison terms for their roles in last year’s inter-communal violence. Local Muslims claim the trials were unfair.
Activists in Rangoon plan to again take to the streets with candles to protest a proposed electricity rate hike of as much as 100 percent.
Burma may release scores of political prisoners this month to fulfill a promise to free prisoners of conscience by the end of this year.
Burma suspended the project in 2011 but a Chinese firm wants to push it forward and continues to keep staff members at the site.
One of the suspected militants who plotted to attack the Burma Embassy in Jakarta goes faces terrorism charges that could result in a death sentence.
An American photographer depicts the plight of Rohingya Muslims, who were forced to flee their homes in Arakan State after deadly sectarian violence last summer.
Ethnic armed groups and government negotiators agree to work toward a national ceasefire agreement, but their viewpoints still differ widely.
At least 150 protesters ask for permission to visit a historic Buddhist pagoda that was allegedly damaged by a blast at the copper mine project.
The publisher of a travelogue detailing four Burmese nationals’ Mount Everest trek hopes to make their tale the first e-book published in the Burmese script.
The family of a 14-year-old boy says Irrawaddy Division police tortured him so badly that he has been unable to walk since his release.
After a boat with 70 Rohingya Muslims capsized off the Arakan coast, only eight people were rescued.
An Arakanese woman is killed in an attack reportedly carried out in retaliation for the discovery a Muslim man’s dead body in Arakan State.
The head of a US-funded pro-democracy group says Burma is unlikely to revert to its authoritarian past, but that setbacks to its democratization are inevitable.
A consumer protection agency will examine peanut oils in markets next month to root out the brands that are substandard and potentially harmful to health.
Negotiations between the leaders of Burma’s ethnic armed groups and the government’s negotiating team begin in the Kachin State capital.
Police have arrested a man suspected of involvement in the poaching of several wild elephants in the forests of Pegu Mountain Range.
People at a temporary camp in north Burma want to go home, but despite ceasefire talks, heavy doubts linger over prospects for peace.
Around 50 members of a Muslim minority are feared drowned after trying to flee Arakan State in a boat that sank on Sunday.