A negligent homicide charge against Bauk Ja, a well-known ethnic Kachin land rights activist turned politician, is withdrawn by prosecutors in Kachin State.
The Burmese government is acknowledging just a fraction of more than 6,000 land-grab complaints filed with a parliamentary committee, lawmakers say.
A former child soldier under the protection the International Labor Organization has been sentenced to one year in prison for deserting his unit.
Controversial statements that the commander-in-chief reportedly made in November have shaken the confidence of ethnic leaders at a conference in Karen State.
Amid ongoing challenges to interfaith relations in Burma, leaders from a handful of faiths come together to discuss “the religious roots of social harmony.”
Ethnic armed groups debate the use of the word ‘revolution’ to describe them in an upcoming nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Burmese activists attempt to compile the first comprehensive list of political prisoners who were jailed from the military coup through the end of last year.
The Printers and Publishers Registration Bill has received criticism from journalists, who argue that it gives too much power to the Ministry of Information.
International Airlines have rushed to operate flights into and out of Burma as the country opens up.
The Burma government insists that there is no truth to reports that many were killed during a crackdown in Du Char Yar Tan village last week.
Karen National Union leader speaks of the importance of working toward a nationwide ceasefire with the government ahead of talks in Hpa-an.
The electricity supply board pledges to boost the power supply for local residents but says industrial zones will likely need to keep their generators.
Two organizers are charged after about 500 farmers from all over Burma protest without the authorities’ permission in the center of the city.
The Sino-Burmese border town of Mong La—a haven for casino operators, brothel owners and ivory merchants—is still beyond the reach of Burma’s central government.
Wild elephants are increasingly encroaching on the lands—and threatening the livelihoods—of farmers in the Irrawaddy Delta, local residents say.
Despite calls to keep internal affairs out of regional talks, Asean’s largest member says Burmese strife has effects beyond the country’s borders.
Environmentalists say bamboo should be given special consideration for commercial plantation in Burma, which ranks among the world’s top producers of the plant.
A study by the government, the UN World Food Program and Save the Children examined food security and nutrition in an area with limited rainfall.
Six graves have been found near a camp for internally displaced persons following a raid by government troops on a nearby village three months ago.
China softens its stance toward opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi amid a democratic transition in Burma that could see her one day elected president.