A group of 52 Burmese citizens has returned to the country, five months after they were convicted of breaking Malaysia’s immigration laws in Kuala Lumpur.
Members of a committee formed last year to assess the cases of political prisoners have complained of a lack of government cooperation.
Drug-resistant malaria has been spreading in Burma, threatening to become the next big global health emergency if it marches on to India and Africa.
Ethnic armed groups agree to meet with Minister Aung Min next week to discuss the stalled ceasefire process and a recent, deadly Burma Army attack.
An informal but potentially symbolic agreement is putting government signage in the ethnic Mon language for the first time, prompting resistance from some quarters.
Mon State awards a company a contract to develop a museum and tourist facilities at the site of the World War II-era Death Railway.
A group of former world leaders and rights advocates has met with the Women’s League of Burma to discuss issues arising from continued ethnic conflict.
Conflict between government troops and armed rebels left at least seven Burmese soldiers dead and another 20 injured in eastern Burma, state media reports.
An Air KBZ flight to Kengtung was forced to return to Rangoon Airport on Sunday after hitting a flock of birds shortly after takeoff.
Gem traders in Mandalay gear up in opposition to a government plan to relocate Burma’s biggest jade and gem market.
Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi rejects as “just for show” a proposal recently put forward for 12-party talks on constitutional reform.
Human rights advocates and some lawmakers say the United States is sending the wrong signal by opening the door for broader engagement with Burma’s military.
Two soldiers from the Karen National Liberation Army have been killed after attempting to intervene in a robbery in Tenasserim Division.
Rangoon municipality wants to turn the city’s markets into multi-storey buildings, so that street vendors can be moved indoors and off the city’s busy pavements.
Rangoon court accepts charges against a New Zealander and two Burmese men accused of insulting religion for distributing a flyer showing a Buddha wearing headphones.
Two Burmese migrants accused of a high-profile double murder in Thailand appeal once again to Burma’s leading lady as they prepare for an expedited hearing.
The backpacker, a unique variety of traveler associated with intrepid, low-cost wandering, is fast becoming a cardinal feature of Burma’s tourist scene.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi dismisses a Rangoon Division parliament proposal for 12-party talks on constitutional reform; other opposition lawmakers also question its intentions.
A collision with a bird during final descent into Rangoon International Airport damaged the nosecone of an Airbus plane, with no injuries reported among passengers or crew.
Malaysian police arrest 20 people in a widening investigation into the murder of at least 18 Burmese nationals in the state of Penang since January