Government peace negotiator Aung Min will meet with ethnic leaders in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for several days of talks on drafting a nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Tribal ways – dress, festivals, even languages – passed down countless generations are vanishing as Burma opens its doors wider to the outside world.
Domestic helpers can move abroad to Hong Kong, the second place after Singapore where the Burma government has allowed them to apply for work abroad.
Burma’s anti-human trafficking police unit, based in Naypyidaw, says a total of 244 trafficking victims were rescued up to November this year.
The Restoration Council of Shan State says the Burma government has not demonstrated a serious commitment to fighting the drug trade in Shan State.
A three-month prison term imposed on an Eleven Media reporter draws criticism from local and international press freedom groups who said it is too harsh.
After years of decay, the former home of Burma’s famed diplomat is being converted into a museum.
Long-time ethnic Pa-O leader Khun Sein Shwe recalls taking up arms against the Burma government and discusses his worries about the peace process.
Anti-tobacco campaigners call for stricter enforcement of a law limiting where smokers can light up, industry advertising and the form sales of tobacco can take.
Companies say they will donate as many as 95 luxury cars to chauffer regional and world leaders around during meetings in 2014.
Thousands gather in Kachin State to protest against the forcible recruitment of ethnic Taileng people into the Kachin Independence Army.
In efforts to end decades of ethnic conflict in Burma, car import permits appear to be among the factors driving the peace process forward.
Men already jailed under Unlawful Associations Under get five-year sentences for trying to bomb a government building in Myitkyina.
The Ta’ang rebel army in east Burma says drug production is padding the pockets of government-controlled militias and devastating local communities.
Authorities have accused an ethnic Kokang armed group of planning a bomb blast that killed five people on Tuesday evening in northern Shan State.
Hydropower projects in Burma have proven unpopular and are opposed by environmental groups due to concerns over downstream impacts.
Nearly one week into the strike, families worry for the condition of three activists who stopped eating to protest months of detention without a verdict.
Rangoon Archbishop wants Pope Francis to visit marking 500 years since Catholicism first appeared in the country.
The ethnic Karen perpetrator of Burma’s first hijacking says he hopes an upcoming movie about the daring aerial commandeering will accurately reflect his motivations.
Win Tin, a co-founder of Burma’s opposition National League for Democracy, has diverted thousands of dollars to causes he supports.