The government has increased spending on health and wants help from overseas to restore what was once one of the region’s best health care systems.
An adviser to the Myanmar Peace Center says the Christmas and New Year’s holidays will likely delay a government meeting with an ethnic ceasefire team.
The government pledged to discharge all child soldiers by Dec. 1, but some soldiers under 18 remain on duty, some only recruited in recent months.
Activists from several civil society organizations in Burma accuse President Thein Sein of failing to grant them the political space they need to affect change.
The committee in charge of drafting a land-use plan for Burma’s former capital will hold a public hearing to discuss its proposals on Tuesday.
Speaking on World AIDS Day in Australia, the Burmese democracy icon calls for compassion for people living with the deadly disease.
Burma’s government will act against Buddhist protesters who allegedly carried a banner insulting Islam during a demonstration against a delegation of global Islamic leaders.
Activists say the law criminalizing gay sex should be changed and same-sex marriage allowed, despite the conservative views held by many Burmese.
The ex-chief of Burma’s feared military intelligence unit says political activists imprisoned under the former regime were criminals who broke laws.
Swedish journalist and long-time Burma watcher Bertil Lintner says the demands of the government and ethnic leaders are not compatible.
Maha Bandoola Garden in downtown Rangoon has recently been renovated to provide a tranquil, shady oasis for visitors during the upcoming Southeast Asian Games.
A new report warns that well-connected firms are rapidly expanding plantation farming in forested, ethnic minority areas, leading to large-scale clearing of old-growth forest.
U Wirathu, the monk who heads the “969” anti-Muslim movement, believes democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi would not be a good president for Burma.
Representatives from 17 non-Burman ethnic armed groups are demanding that Burma’s future military establishment consist of a federal army.
On a recent visit to the ethnic Pa-O majority Aungban Township, farmers were hard at work in the fields.
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott as she travels the country seeking backing for changes to Burma’s Constitution.
Concern is growing over the fate of Burma’s remote northernmost region as Tay Za, one of the country’s wealthiest men, sets his sights on projects there.
Plans to reopen the University of Yangon’s undergraduate law program for the first time since 1996 could bring Burma closer to restoring rule of law.
The All Burma Students’ Democratic Front says that it has taken a vehicle-import permit from the government for its future works.
Aye Aye Win has won multiple international awards as the Associated Press’ reporter in Rangoon, covering a countries many ups and downs.