President Thein Sein has pledged to free 3,073 prisoners from the nation’s jails, including 58 foreigners, eight former Military Intelligence officers and two political prisoners.
All three occupants of a Thai helicopter enlisted in the hunt for two Burmese mountain climbers are alive, according to the foundation organizing search efforts.
A Burmese lawyer says two Burmese migrants accused of committing the killings on Koh Tao last month were tortured by Thai police during their interrogation
Seven suspected elephant poachers are detained by the military after being found with ivory and hides of the animal in Irrawaddy Division.
Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State, was rocked by three bomb blasts on Saturday evening, one of which injured two policemen.
Volunteers at a well-known pagoda festival on Inle Lake launch a campaign to clean up garbage and educate people on the negative impacts of littering.
Human Rights Watch and Burmese civil society organizations urge the World Bank to put human rights at the center of its new Burma country strategy.
Rescue officials acknowledge that hopes of finding two missing Burmese mountaineers are “slim” and that there is still no trace of a missing rescue helicopter.
Questions remain over the Thai police investigation into the murders on Koh Tao last month that led to the arrest of two Burmese migrant workers
Burmese migrant children living in the Thai border town of Mae Sot share their hopes for the future in a new documentary.
Burma’s amended Political Parties Registration Law removes the right of temporary citizenship cardholders to form political parties or serve as their members.
Heavy gun battles between government forces and the SSA-North reportedly kill five soldiers and two rebels in central Shan State, while scores are injured.
Authorities in the Shan State border town of Tachilek seized about 200 kilograms of heroin along with a number of firearms, and detained three suspects.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report on Burma raises serious concerns about ethnic and religious tensions that have led to violence against Rohingya Muslims.
Heavy clashes between the Burma Army and Palaung, Kachin and Kokang ethnic rebels in northern Shan State’s Kutkhai Township kill 17 government soldiers, rebels claim.
Critics question why President Thein Sein says that an elusive nationwide ceasefire is necessary for the success of the 2015 general elections in Burma.
The Chin State government orders a local unregistered newspaper to shut down, with its chief editor criticizing the decision as politically motivated.
Magwe Divisional Court cuts the sentence of five journalists from the Unity Journal from 10 to 7 years’ imprisonment, following an appeal by the defendants.
The supreme patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church attends a ceremony to honor the heritage status of Burma’s oldest Christian place of worship.
The US Embassy in Rangoon issues a warning to its citizens traveling in eastern Burma after clashes between the military and ethnic minority rebels.