UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report on Burma raises serious concerns about ethnic and religious tensions that have led to violence against Rohingya Muslims.
Heavy clashes between the Burma Army and Palaung, Kachin and Kokang ethnic rebels in northern Shan State’s Kutkhai Township kill 17 government soldiers, rebels claim.
Critics question why President Thein Sein says that an elusive nationwide ceasefire is necessary for the success of the 2015 general elections in Burma.
The Chin State government orders a local unregistered newspaper to shut down, with its chief editor criticizing the decision as politically motivated.
Magwe Divisional Court cuts the sentence of five journalists from the Unity Journal from 10 to 7 years’ imprisonment, following an appeal by the defendants.
The supreme patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church attends a ceremony to honor the heritage status of Burma’s oldest Christian place of worship.
The US Embassy in Rangoon issues a warning to its citizens traveling in eastern Burma after clashes between the military and ethnic minority rebels.
Aung Zaw, the founding editor-in-chief of The Irrawaddy, is among four international journalists honored with the Committee to Protect Journalist’s 2014 International Press Freedom Awards.
Sectarian violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims has thrown up “an unfortunate and unexpected challenge” in Burma’s transition to democracy, the nation’s foreign minister says.
Women’s groups say existing laws to protect women, which date back to the British occupation in the 19th century, are outdated, unclear and poorly enforced.
Burma’s nationalist Buddhist monk U Wirathu signs an agreement with Sri Lankan nationalist monks to protect Buddhism.
Rescuers say a Thai helicopter that went missing in the searching for two mountaineers in northern Burma still has not been found, refuting news reports.
A Myanmar Teachers’ Federation representative said independent education organizations will continue their opposition to a controversial, new National Education Law that Parliament passed on Friday.
Culture Ministry officials will meet with Unesco and international archaeological experts to discuss how to complete the World Heritage nomination of the Bagan temple complex.
The last villager living in the Phase I area of the Thilawa special economic zone faces trespassing charges after refusing to vacate his home.
Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin says Burma is working to end inter-communal violence and should be removed from the UN Human Rights Council’s agenda.
As the Burmese Army reinforces its troops in areas of recent conflict with Karen rebels, fresh fighting breaks out in Mon State.
There’s still no sign of the rescue helicopter that lost contact with ground control on Saturday during a search for mountain climbers in northern Burma.
Nationalist Buddhist monk U Wirathu, known for his anti-Muslim stance, says his movement will join hands with a like-minded Sri Lankan group to protect Buddhists.
A rescue helicopter from Thailand loses contact with ground control during a search for two climbers who scaled Southeast Asia’s highest peak a month ago.