The controversial Myanmar Peace Support Initiative will continue operating at least until September, according to a consultant for the project.
The border-crossing checkpoint in Mae Sot, Thailand, was temporarily closed on Friday morning, but reopened by 7:15 a.m., a district administrator for Myawaddy Township says.
Conflict-hit communities in both Burma and Sri Lanka will suffer under increasingly extreme weather that is the result of climate change.
The Burmese presidential spokesman declines to provide an immediate assessment after the Thai military takes control in Thailand, but defends restrictions on media there.
While individual data will be kept confidential, the Burmese government cannot control how the aggregate results are used, says a spokesman from the UNFPA.
Most people are feeling the squeeze of rising prices, but Nyan Tun reportedly insists that 2,000 kyat, or just over $2, per day, is enough.
In a statement, the United Nations Children’s Fund admits that its office in Bahan Township is rented from the family of a former military official.
An ethnic representative says military leaders have accepted that peace negotiations will be based on achieving a “federal system” ensuring ethnic minorities “equality and democracy.”
Travelling through Burma next month, musicians, artists and activists will collect money for people living in temporary camps due to fighting in northern Burma.
The opening up of Burma’s economy has meant a surge in ownership of used cars that are boosting demand and imports of fuel.
The Three Millennium Development Goal Fund pledges new funding to Burma’s Health Ministry to improve disease control and treatment outreach.
No one was injured when a Singapore Airlines flight skidded on the runway of Yangon International Airport on Wednesday morning.
A $100 million World Bank-backed project will benefit more than 8 million Burmese schoolchildren and will extend financial assistance to some 100,000 underprivileged students.
Construction has already begun on a new walkway intended to help commuters arriving at the Pansodan Ferry Terminal to cross Strand Road.
The founder a Burmese political party dies in Rangoon, after battling an illness he developed as a political prisoner under the former regime.
Parliamentarians in a committee reviewing Burma’s Constitution have agreed to recommend changing a key clause that could pave the way for more wide-reaching charter reform.
President inspects the road connecting Rangoon, Naypyidaw and Mandalay and orders upgrade to the poorly built road.
Former Norwegian Ambassador to Burma Katja Nordgaard will join Telenor, a Norwegian firm that she helped to win a license to develop Burma’s telecom sector.
The UN agency’s Burma representative says the arrangement to secure a new base in the up market Golden Valley neighborhood was a “good deal.”
The SNLD says the government failed to respond to a complaint, lodged a week ago, about the arrest and alleged beating of a party member.