The government has confirmed an avian flu outbreak in a poultry farming area in upper Burma, with no reports of human infection so far.
The United Nation’s top human right official says Burma is “headed in the wrong direction” amid a crackdown on dissidents and minorities.
The chairman of Burma’s Union Election Commission warns an alliance of ethnic political parties not to butt heads with the government.
Heavy fighting between government forces and ethnic rebels in northern Shan State has spread beyond the Kokang Special Region, causing hundreds of civilians to flee.
The Food and Drug Administration has announced that scores of drinking water brands across the country will be banned from market shelves.
A count of Irrawaddy dolphins along the river that is their namesake tallies five fewer dolphins than a similar exercise did last year.
Hundreds of residents of Mogok, Mandalay Division, are protesting against a plan by the local gems traders association to construct buildings on a scenic lake.
The ethnic Chinese leader of a group of Burma rebels fighting with the government denies receiving any help from Chinese citizens or mercenaries.
Burma’s Parliament discusses curbing consumption of betel nut, a mild street-side stimulant known for leaving a blood-red trail on users’ teeth and on sidewalks.
Kachin Baptist Convention opposes efforts by police to interrogate two Kachin youths, fearing they could be wrongly accused of the recent murder of two teachers.
A group of female prisoners being transferred from Laukkai by a military convoy have been seriously wounded after an ambush near Long Htan village.
One of Burma’s leading women’s rights groups publishes groundbreaking qualitative research revealing troubling patterns of violence against women that had long gone unexamined.
Student leaders and education NGOs accuse Burma’s government of violating the conditions of a recently reached agreement on drafting a new education bill.
Twenty-three years after more than a dozen members of a well-known student militia were massacred in northern Burma, a survivor writes of his experience.
The head of the Restoration Council of Shan State says ethnic army representatives have delayed a nationwide peace agreement by demanding a comprehensive political settlement.
Concerned embassies have reportedly made representations to the Burmese government on behalf of foreign businesses affected by a long-running strike at the Shwepyithar Industrial Zone.
A one-year seismic hazard assessment will be conducted for Rangoon, Burma’s biggest city, which lies in a zone of the Earth prone to earthquakes.
Kokang ethnic rebels battling Burma forces in the country’s north deny several government accusations, including that they attacked a Red Cross-flagged truck carrying refugees.
Five people are injured during a second ambush on a Red Cross vehicle in less than a week in northeast Burma’s troubled Kokang region.
Canada’s since-rebranded Ivanhoe Mines may have violated sanctions in three jurisdictions through copper sales to blacklisted military-affiliated companies and transactions with a specially designated national.