Burmese president announces a major cabinet reshuffle in a move analysts see as advancing the once-pariah nation’s reformist agenda.
Around 500 more Kachin war refugees are forced home from southeastern China after the local authorities in Yunnan Province tore down their temporary shelters.
Two United Nations staff members are sentences to prison terms for their alleged involvement in a spate of bloody communal violence in Burma’s western Arakan State.
Shan State Army-South lets the Thai Army destroy 17 houses at the rebel’s headquarters in Loi Tai Laeng after a dispute regarding border encroachment.
A third round of peace talks between the Burmese government and Karen National Union are postponed after Naypyidaw representatives claim they are too busy to attend.
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Public officials appointed by President Thein Sein submit details of their financial assets and interests but the information is unlikely to be made public.
Police in Rangoon’s Kyauktada Township deny journalists permission to hold a protest, as reporters show solidarity with two journals facing lawsuits.
Rights activists say they continue to be refused permission to travel abroad despite the Burmese government claiming to being undergoing political reform.
Burma’s wettest rainy season in decades has left large swathes of the Irrawaddy Delta—and other parts of the country—under water.
Human Rights Watch urges China to stop the forced return of thousands of ethnic Kachin refugees to war-torn northern Burma.
A day after talks with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, President Thein Sein meets with the speakers of both houses of Parliament.
Courts in northern Arakan State have sentenced around 60 ethnic Arakanese to six months in prison for violating curfews imposed after June riots.
Farmers in the Irrawaddy Delta are used to annual flooding yet have still struggled to keep their families safe and fed during this year’s monster monsoon.
Kachin refugees living in temporary shelters in southwestern China’s Yunnan Province start to return home due to growing pressure from the Chinese authorities.
A week-long human rights training program to empower local people in Magwe Division is closed down by the local authorities for operating without permission.
Tensions rise among protestors at Letpadaung copper mine, in Sagaing Division, after their demands to be adequately compensated for confiscated land were rejected by local authorities.
Severe flooding in northern Shan State’s largest city has claimed at least one life and left hundreds homeless.
Shan rebels say that tensions with government troops are growing despite the current truce as they are being forced to withdraw from economically strategic bases.
A new military road is agreed along the Burma-Laos border section of the Mekong River to enhance security in the pirate-ridden Golden Triangle.