Environmentalists say the country’s rainy season is now 40 days shorter than 35 years ago, and that rural communities will be hit worst by climate change.
A final report investigating the alleged killings of dozens of Rohingyas in northern Arakan State reiterates the government’s position that no such violence occurred.
Burma’s Parliament on Monday passed the Union Taxation Law, which allows lawmakers to amend the government’s annual tax plans.
The ultraviolet index approaches dangerously high levels as Burma begins the summer season, with meteorologists warning people to stay indoors.
New restrictions on foreign journalists in Burma have “nothing to do” with international news stories about violence against stateless Rohingya Muslims, the presidential spokesman says.
The government deploys an emergency team with ambulances, but concerns grow over a gap in care for people who previously depended on Médecins Sans Frontieres.
The European Council on Tourism and Trade hands Burma the 2014 “World Best Tourist Destination Award,” one of the highest accolades in the global industry.
In a short meeting in Naypyidaw, the two are thought to have discussed the opposition leader’s proposal for four-party talks involving the military.
The Department for International Development maintains its annual aid package of $100 million, and pledges to continue offering assistance for IDPs in conflict areas.
The government, the military and armed ethnic groups agreed to form a joint committee that plans to draft the text for a nationwide ceasefire accord.
Three years since a quasi-civilian leadership assumed power in Burma, doubts are raised about the government’s reformist credentials and its commitment to a democratic transition.
A public proposal, backed by the 969 movement, has called for a law that will include restrictions on marriage between people of different faiths.
A translation of Sudha Shah’s acclaimed book will soon offer Burmese readers a chance to learn about King Thibaw and his family after their exile.
The Irrawaddy magazine’s founding editor-in-chief Aung Zaw is honored with the 2013 Shorenstein Journalism Award from Stanford University’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
A report measuring global adherence to the rule of law finds Burma near the back of the pack, ranked 89th out of 99 nations studied.
The Lower House passes amendments to Burma’s Peaceful Assembly Law, dropping a provision allowing authorities to deny would-be protestors permission to carry out a demonstration.
The Kachin Independence Organization says it will not conduct the census in its areas, where about 80,000 people live, including thousands living in temporary camps.
The influential pro-democracy group teams up with ethnic leaders to advocate for amendments to the 2008 charter, which was drafted by the previous military regime.
Parliament approves a development fund bill that will allot 100 million kyats (US$102,000) to each of Burma’s 330 townships annually, despite President Thein Sein’s objection.
Arakanese MPs complain to the government over the fact that the upcoming census will allow stateless Rohingya to register their ethnic identity as they wish.