The military regime stands accused of having used forced labour, suppressing ethnic minorities and killings and torture by its troops and police.
Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, who made a highly publicized trip to North Korea in January, is expected to travel to Burma later this month.
At the National League for Democracy’s first congress, Aung San Suu Kyi urged members to choose leaders who could best serve Burma and its people.
Despite a recent increase in government spending on healthcare, medical treatment for most ordinary Burmese remains woefully inadequate.
Constitutional reform is central to establishing rule of law in Burma, but it is unlikely to happen before the 2015 elections, a new report says.
Kachin activists say that despite President Thein Sein’s claims that hostilities have ended in Burma’s north, the country’s army continues its push against rebels.
The NLD begins its first congress aiming to push forward positions that will become increasingly important in the run-up to a 2015 election.
The US Agency for International Development is stepping up its efforts in Burma, amid criticism of the country’s government for ongoing abuses.
Sectarian violence in Arakan State risks spreading and endangering democratic reforms in Burma, according to UN rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana.
A NLD member, who was disinvited from the upcoming NLD congress, has lashed out at its leadership, accusing them of “acting like a military junta.”
The conflict in Kachin is just one piece on the chess board. If played correctly it could be used to promote overall Chinese strategic aims.
Burmese parliamentarians support a government plan to sign a key international arbitration agreement for settling international disputes. The move can help attract foreign investment.
Less basic aid to Burma’s refugees in Thailand means money sent from abroad has never been more vital.
Despite the ongoing offensive against Laiza, its people maintain a stoic resistance to the throes of war.
Burma’s President Thein Sein received support for his reforms during his first visit to the EU, but was urged to make peace with ethnic rebels.
A parliamentary report said Burma’s military has forcibly seized at least 250,000 acres of farmland. Near Rangoon meanwhile, farmers are beginning to reclaim confiscated lands.
Three women living near the controversial Letpadaung copper mine move to file a lawsuit against the president for his role in a crackdown on protesters.
For more than a decade, Myint Soe cooked for Burma’s most famous political prisoner. Now he’s a bestselling author with many memories to share.
Hopes that the ceasefire agreement in Karen State would yield a peace dividend are running up against a host of problems.
President Thein Sein called for an end to EU sanctions against Burma and welcomed investors to his nation during a two-day visit to Austria.