Burma’s government is banning Time magazine’s July issue because of controversy over its cover. Local media expressed concerns over the decision to curb press freedom.

The first-ever museum dedicated to the late abbot U Ottama, a leading figure of Burma’s independence struggle, is planned for the capital of Arakan State.

The Burmese distributor of Time magazine Asia has said it will scrap sales of the magazine’s July issue because of the controversy over its cover.

Burmese gem traders complain about poor security after a necklace worth more than US$100,000 was reportedly stolen from a major gem emporium in Naypyidaw.

A senior Chinese diplomat says Beijing wants “sooner implementation” of the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in western Burma’s Arakan State.

As an elected parliamentarian, the Nobel laureate is unable to join the Nobel Women’s Initiative, which has called for an end to discrimination in Burma.

Nationalist monk U Wirathu will attend another Buddhist monks’ conference on Thursday to garner support for a controversial draft law that would restrict interfaith marriage.

Time’s cover, featuring a photo of nationalist monk U Wirathu as “The Face of Buddhist Terror,” has drawn criticism from Burma’s government and local media.

The military-backed USDP has its first meeting of central executives in Naypyidaw and pledges to stay the course on Burma’s transition from military rule.

Burmese workers at a seafood-processing plant in Thailand win concessions from their employer after holding a one-day strike on Sunday.

Burmese Buddhist Inscriptions Win Unesco Recognition

Unesco adds the city of Mandalay’s Maha Lawkamarazein, considered the largest book on Earth, to the organization’s Memory of the World Register (MWR).

Fresh hostilities between the government and ethnic Kachin rebels break out in the Mai Ja Yang region of Kachin State.

Painter Shwe Maung Thar draws inspiration from his surroundings: his studio sits amongst the ancient Buddhist pagodas and temples of the old Arakan capital Mrauk-U.

As Burma awards two telecommunications licenses to international companies, the process is being watched closely as a test case for reform in the country.

Government troops have clashed with ethnic Kachin rebels more than 20 times since signing an agreement last month to de-escalate fighting, a KIA spokesman says.

A Radically Different Dhamma

While traditional Buddhism urges its followers to seek peace of mind, a new brand of Buddhist nationalism strives to stir up anti-Muslim passions.

After Exile, an Artist Sees Burma’s New Colors

On a blacklist for nearly two decades under the former military regime, a leader in Burma’s modern art scene returns with his paintings—and caution.

Burma Faces Dengue Fever Outbreak: Officials

Burma is facing a dengue fever epidemic, officials warn, as the number of cases this year has already surpassed the total patient count of 2012.

Peace a Prerequisite for Repatriation of Burmese Refugees: Minister

With nearly 800,000 Burmese nationals internally displaced or seeking refuge outside the country’s borders, the government and UN take stock of a daunting humanitarian challenge.

Clashes in Shan State Kill 4 Govt Soldiers, Ethnic Militia Claims

An ethnic Palaung armed group claims that it has killed four Burma government soldiers during clashes in Kutkai Township in northern Shan State this week.