After a preliminary peace agreement between Burma’s government and Kachin rebels, Minister Aung Min says internally displaced people should prepare to leave their camps.
Three days after anti-Muslim riots first broke out in Lashio, Shan State, more than 1,400 displaced people shelter at a Buddhist monastery there.
The government will release ethnic Kachin detainees who were arrested under the Unlawful Association Act, including Brang Shawn.
Victims and activists urge the government to reveal the truth about the Depayin massacre as they commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the slaughter.
Activists say the construction of 11 dams on the Mekong River would destroy the ability of communities in Burma to catch fish and grow rice.
Minister Kan Zaw dismisses opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s criticism of the pace of the government’s reforms, saying that the measures have international support.
Thailand has awarded one of its highest honors to Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of Burma’s armed forces.
Burma’s government and Kachin rebels sign a preliminary agreement that would reduce military tensions and lead to further progress towards reaching a ceasefire.
The streets are empty as scared residents hide indoors and businesses close down in the northeast Burma town where anti-Muslim riots broke out this week.
Buddhist mobs went on a rampage in Kyauk Gyi Township, Pegu Division, on Wednesday night, destroying a mosque and a madrassa, according to local police.
More than 140,000 Burmese refugees in Thailand face mounting pressure to leave their camps on the border and return to their homeland.
Hundreds of Kachin leaders met Vijay Nambiar the day after he attended peace negotiations for the first time between Kachin rebels and the government.
The All Burma Students’ Democratic Front is investigating the killings it carried out 20 years ago of 35 members accused of being government ‘spies’.
At least one person is dead and four injured as Lashio becomes the latest to fall prey to the country’s swelling tide of anti-Muslim unrest.
At least one person died and four were injured as fresh clashes between Buddhists and Muslims occurred in Lashio, Shan State, on Wednesday afternoon.
Kachin leaders tell the UN envoy that they are hopeful but still wary of the government after the latest round of peace talks.
Protesters from the Letpadaung copper mine area urge authorities to release three detainees and stop their manhunt for people accused of supporting displaced farmers there.
A group of boys leading horses mill about the beach in Mon State’s Setse, enlisting their steeds in service of beachgoers looking for a ride.
Oil fields abandoned by Burma’s state-owned gas company have turned into a lawless arena for local drillers and smugglers.
After decades of restricted access, the site where Aung San Suu Kyi’s late father was laid to rest will be open to the public.