Long a trademark accessory to scenes of pagoda-studded Bagan, horse-drawn carts are increasingly being replaced in popularity by electric bicycles in the eyes of tourists.
Villagers around the copper mining project in Sagaing Division have staged a sit-in protest against land seizures for the third day running.
A Mandalay court sentences 11 Muslims implicated in the killing of a Buddhist man in a bout of inter-religious violence that hit Mandalay in July.
Eyebrows were raised when Rangoon’s Election Commission introduced new campaign rules, but the effects were not fully felt until after the polls were over.
Police arrest three activists who led a demonstration outside the Chinese Embassy in Rangoon against last week’s shooting death of 56-year-old anti-mine protestor Khin Win.
Burma is second only to Colombia and Afghanistan in landmine-related casualty rates, according to a new report from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it’s too early to tell whether her party will contest national elections slated for late next year.
Residents in the Chin State capital Hakha face a water shortage amid a partial suspension of the township’s water supply that has lasted three months.
Arakan locals say a Vietnamese-backed marble quarry at Mt. Naypu is operating against the will of the community and is damaging the local environment.
The UN General Assembly urges Burma to provide “full citizenship” to its Rohingya Muslim minority and allow them to move freely throughout the country.
Htay Aung, Aye Min, Khin Hlaing and Khin Maung Tint will assume four coveted seats on Rangoon’s highest municipal governing body.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi blames the administration of President Thein Sein for a recent fatal shooting at the Letpadaung mine in central Burma.
Rangoon residents vote to elect their municipal government for the first time in decades, though early reports indicate low turnout by an ill-informed electorate.
A lawyer for two Burmese accused of murdering of two British tourists in Thailand says scared witnesses can be persuaded to testify and exonerate them.
Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls on the West not to reintroduce punitive sanctions even though democratic reforms are foundering.
A coalition of civil society groups involved in the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative condemn the government’s handling of the Letpadaung mine protests.
The trial begins for two Burmese migrant workers accused of killing two British tourists on a popular resort island in southern Thailand.
Ahead of landmark elections on Saturday, Rangoon’s mayor seeks to downplay the policy making role of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC).
The Burmese actor Min Oak Soe is charged with murder after a woman he employed was found beaten to death at his home in Rangoon.
The lawyer representing a New Zealand national charged with insulting religion details death threats made against him as the accused appears in court on Friday.