Burma’s National Human Rights Commission and Médecins Sans Frontières dispute the latter’s statement that it treated 22 people injured during recent violence in Arakan State.
Burma police have charged five journalists with “disclosing state secrets” after their newspaper carried a story about an alleged chemical weapons factory, state media reports.
Education officials from the United States travel to Rangoon to tout what they say are growing opportunities for Burmese students to enroll at American universities.
The former wife of Thailand’s ex-prime minister pays a visit to one of Burma’s most famous astrologers during a recent trip to the country.
Japan is providing US$22 million in grants to finance Asian Development Bank programs aimed at rural poverty reduction and improving HIV/Aids care in Burma.
The Irrawaddy Literary Festival gets a bumpy start, with a last-minute venue change after organizers were denied permission to hold the event at Kuthodaw Pagoda.
Journalists say the Burma government is imposing new visa restrictions that will make it difficult for them to remain based in the country full time.
The International Crisis Group calls on the Burma government and the United Nations to remove “needlessly antagonistic and divisive” questions from the census next month.
An ethnic Kachin leader says the Burma Army killed several rebels and seized an outpost near KIA headquarters during an attack on Union Day.
A film depicting Gen. Aung San will not be completed by 2015, missing a date targeted to allow for its premiere on his 100th birthday.
Authorities in two townships in Pegu Division have apprehended six farmers and are seeking the arrest of seven others in relation to ongoing land disputes.
About 1,300 people from the Muslim minority were deported from Thailand to Burma late last year, according to Thai police, who say they went voluntarily.
Thaw Zin, a student activist helping famers in Sagaing Division, was facing charges, but no reason has been given for his sudden, violent arrest.
President Thein Sein’s Union Day message says “a federal system” could help resolve Burma’s ethnic conflict, but fresh clashes in northern Burma overshadowed his message.
As a leadership election approaches, Lt-Gen Yawd Serk says he will stay on in the likely event that another candidate to lead the ethnic Shan rebel group does not emerge.
Amid arrests of reporters, international media advocacy groups say the failure to pass legislation protecting journalists risks undermining reforms.
A visit to Du Chee Yar Tan village, where dozens of Rohingyas were allegedly killed last month, reveals many remaining residents say their loved ones are missing.
A protest leader is charged under Article 18 of the Peaceful Assembly Law for holding a demonstration involving more than 1,000 people in Magwe Division.
Khin San Yi, formerly a deputy minister for planning, is nominated for the role of minister of education, while women remain underrepresented in the government.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s party and the leaders of Burma’s 1988 student uprising say they will work together to have the 2008 Constitution amended in time for the 2015 elections.