At least 15 political prisoners are released from detention by Burma’s President Thein Sein ahead of a landmark meeting with US President Barack Obama.
Hopes and expectations are high ahead of what will be only the second-ever state visit by a Burmese president to the United States.
Tropical Cyclone Mahasen missed Arakan State on Thursday, bringing relief to tens of thousands of internally displaced Rohingyas living in camps near the coast.
A study examining transparency in the global natural resources sector finds Burma holds the worst record for disclosure and accountability out of 58 nations examined.
Burma’s ruling party said it would support amendments to the constitution proposed by the opposition National League for Democracy, within limits.
President Barack Obama is set to welcome Burma President Thein Sein to the White House on Monday, but a looming cyclone could derail the visit.
A potential humanitarian disaster is looming in Arakan State after thousands of Rohingyas turned down a government evacuation plan ahead of an approaching tropical storm.
One day before the expected landfall of a cyclone, Burma’s government threatens to take serious action against anyone who refuses to move to higher ground.
Khin Nyunt, accused of some of the worst rights violations carried out by the former military junta, is tapping into his creative side.
Nearly a year after communal violence in Arakan State left thousands homeless, whole neighborhoods remain purged of Muslims, who now languish in camps.
As Burmese authorities evacuate people in anticipation of Thursday’s storm, some say they are being moved into harm’s way.
Ethnic Wa rebels reportedly purchase an engineless helicopter and Fokker aircraft from Thailand, with plans to place the military hardware in a public national park.
Towering 30 meters high and stretching 180 meters in length, the Two Paddy Birds Pagoda has become a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State.
A boat carrying about 100 Rohingya Muslims capsizes off western Burma with many feared drowned at the start of an evacuation ahead of Cyclone Mahasen.
Burma’s President Thein Sein will visit the White House next week, the first such trip by a Burma head of state in almost 47 years.
Arakan State authorities and the UN say they are evacuating tens of thousands of refugees in order to shelter them from an approaching tropical storm.
Rescuers continue finding victims after heavy rains and landslides this month caused a mine to collapse in Shan State, with the death toll surpassing 30.
India is divided over whether to reopen the Stilwell Road for trade with China, as potential commercial benefits are weighed against national security concerns.
Burma’s government warns that a cyclone could threaten the country’s western coast this week, raising fears for tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya.
Security concerns will likely delay the first shipments of gas and oil from the Burma coast to China through a new pipeline.