A former woman political prisoner recalls her experience in Insein Prison after men in heavy boots locked her up in the1990s.
Ten Arakanese activists serving three months imprisonment for protesting against the Shwe oil and gas pipeline have had their sentences shortened by one month.
Violence against Burma’s Muslim minority is feeding wider anti-Muslim feelings that pose a serious threat to the country’s economic and political reforms, a UN envoy says.
Burma President Thein Sein will not be seeking a second term at the next election in 2015, the leader of his party says.
The general in charge of Burma’s junta until two years ago is reportedly keeping a close eye on political developments.
Ahead of a meeting with Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi over the weekend, Italy’s foreign minister has called on Burma to consider constitutional amendments by 2015.
Burma is on track to reduce its burden from TB in accordance with the Millennium Development Goals, but a large proportion of cases go undetected.
Kachin relief workers said Burma Army units violently raided an ethnic Kachin village, reportedly looting belongings, injuring four and causing hundreds of villagers to flee.
Burma’s Union Parliament speaker says the Constitution should be amended to create an opportunity for democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to become president.
Nang Khin Zay Yar is given an award for her humanitarian efforts since she become a well-known beauty queen in Burma.
“Respect paying,” a long-standing practice with Buddhist underpinnings, undermines anticorruption efforts as government officials accept gift baskets from their junior charges—and reward them accordingly.
What happens when the world opens up to you? For Burma’s movie industry, it got harder to earn a living being evil.
A small theater puts on traditional Burmese marionette operas, keeping an art form alive.
After a fourth attempt at overhauling the country’s Electronic Transactions Law falls flat, another draft replacement law is being put together.
Rangoon offers a chance for Burma’s art fans to take in a work from the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, one of Beijing’s most provocative critics.
Residents call on city authorities to find a more humane way of dealing with the dogs that roam the streets of Burma’s commercial capital.
The government is gearing up for a nationwide ceasefire conference next month, but were recent deals with individual ethnic groups really a step forward?
President Office Minister Aung Min shared the government’s draft nationwide ceasefire accord with Kareni rebels to convince them to join next month’s national ceasefire conference.
Well-known businessman Khin Shwe says he plans to recover the Great Bell of Dhammazedi from the Rangoon River, no matter what the cost.
Two pageant winners face criticism and defend their decision to volunteer for a society that provides free funeral services to more than 120,000 people in Burma.