Win Pe Myint’s current exhibition at the Myanmar Ink Art Gallery in Rangoon includes landscapes from his travels in Upper Burma.
Amid calls for a “federal army” from Burma’s ethnic armed groups, the country’s commander-in chief claims the current military is already a federally constituted institution.
The Obama administration faces bipartisan opposition to plans for limited US engagement with Burma’s military due to concerns over human rights and North Korea ties.
Rangoon University, once among Asia’s most prestigious institutions of learning, crumbled during decades of military rule, but on Thursday it reopens to undergrads.
Burma’s largest area of mangrove forests has declined by 64.2 percent since 1978, according to new research, which forecasts a gloomy future for the vital forests.
Before the government conducts a major census next year, ethnic minorities are collecting their own data, saying they are wary of trusting statistics from Naypyidaw.
State media reports that some of the nearly 8,000 people displaced during violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Mandalay Division in March will be resettled.
Plans to give citizens of Burma’s commercial capital access to the river are included in a vision for development in the fast-growing city.
Burma will host an international women’s forum, with Aung San Suu Kyi expected to attend with IMF managing director Christine Lagarde and other prominent leaders.
Lawyers note a substantial lessening of interference from the government but say significant challenges remain to their independence under Burma’s quasi-civilian government.
Transparency International ranks Burma 157 out of 177 countries in its annual survey of corruption perceptions, an improvement on last year.
Burma’s Department of Civil Aviation says there are no plans to allow a foreign helicopter company to manufacture choppers in Rangoon, refuting a recent report.
The small ethnic Shan minority in Burma’s former capital gather at a Buddhist temple to mark New Year.
The government has increased spending on health and wants help from overseas to restore what was once one of the region’s best health care systems.
An adviser to the Myanmar Peace Center says the Christmas and New Year’s holidays will likely delay a government meeting with an ethnic ceasefire team.
The government pledged to discharge all child soldiers by Dec. 1, but some soldiers under 18 remain on duty, some only recruited in recent months.
Activists from several civil society organizations in Burma accuse President Thein Sein of failing to grant them the political space they need to affect change.
The committee in charge of drafting a land-use plan for Burma’s former capital will hold a public hearing to discuss its proposals on Tuesday.
Speaking on World AIDS Day in Australia, the Burmese democracy icon calls for compassion for people living with the deadly disease.
Burma’s government will act against Buddhist protesters who allegedly carried a banner insulting Islam during a demonstration against a delegation of global Islamic leaders.