Some analysts wonder why reformist President Thein Sein has yet to meet with leaders of perhaps Burma’s most prominent activists, the 88 Generation Students group.
A Muslim man is sentenced to life in prison, while six others receive lighter prison terms, after religious unrest in central Burma.
The Karen National Union expects to meet with a government peace delegation in June, when it aims to reach a “code of conduct” agreement.
President Thein Sein’s US visit went off as expected, with an emphasis on trade and investment, and some discussion of Burma’s ethnic and religious violence.
Stalled peace talks between the rebel Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and government negotiators will resume in northern Burma next week.
An ethnic rebel group tries to fight amphetamine use in Burma’s southeast, but locals say the drug trade is growing and threatening traditional culture.
President Barack Obama tells Burma’s president during a White House visit that he appreciates the leader’s efforts to lead the Southeast Asian country’s democratic reformation.
President Barack Obama urges Burma’s president to halt violence against a Muslim minority but praises economic and political reforms in the formerly pariah nation.
Maungdaw District authorities have imposed further restrictions on Rohingya Muslims last week, by introducing a formal order to limit child birth and marriage.
Burma’s ethnic leaders urge US President Barack Obama to stress the issue of national reconciliation during his White House meeting with Burmese counterpart Thein Sein.
As Thein Sein visits the White House, links once unimaginable are debated—including potential partnerships between the Pentagon and a Burmese military of ill repute.
A major international rights group warns that online censorship and government surveillance of mobile phone users remain a serious problem in Burma.
Environmental activists and celebrities planning to clean up Rangoon’s litter-strewn streets and public spaces are prevented from doing so by the city’s Municipal Committee.
The United States’ Burma sanctions list is outdated, despite recommendations from the US Embassy in Rangoon to blacklist hundreds of top officials and business cronies.
Barack Obama walks a fine line between fostering a US ally and defending human rights as Burma President Thein Sein visits the White House.
Bangladeshi authorities are planning to send back 31 bodies of Burmese citizens found dead on the beach of Bangladesh’s Teknaf Township, which borders Burma.
At the height of his power, Lun Maung was the former regime’s auditor general. But he has found contentment waiting tables at a roadside diner.
Prominent activists from the 88 Generation Students group ask that China renegotiate all of its Burma investment contracts in a more transparent way.
Many evacuated Rohingya and Buddhist Arakanese began returning to their camps on Friday, after Cyclone Mahasen had missed Burma a day earlier.
A Shan State council urges the removal of restrictions on association so that ethnic groups in the area can better carry out a political dialogue.