More than 100 Muslims who fled religious violence in Arakan State’s Thandwe Township last week are said to be hiding out in Rangoon.
After the Asean Gavel is handed to Burma President Thein Sein, the country now faces the challenge of hosting over 1,000 meetings next year.
A Karen refugee who disappeared two days ago was found dead on Wednesday morning at the Mae Lae refugee camp in Thailand.
State-run radio reports that USDP Chairman Shwe Mann told Thai Prime Minister that Burma is practicing democracy involving all parties and ethnic groups.
Two Buddhist men were sentenced to five years imprisonment for their role in the inter-communal violence that rocked Rangoon Division’s Okkan town in April.
The Kachin Independence Organization signs another preliminary peace deal with the Burma government pledging to reduce fighting, while stopping short of a full ceasefire.
Food supplies are lacking at camps for displaced persons near the Sino-Burmese border, prompting humanitarian concerns amid clashes there between government troops and ethnic rebels.
Burma’s government removes more than 1,000 doctors from a blacklist that stripped them of their medical licenses and prevented many who lived abroad from returning home.
As part of plans to improve waste management in Rangoon, two companies are competing to turn the city’s waste into something it desperately needs—energy.
A Burmese film director will make a movie about student Win Maw Oo, who died during the 1988 uprising, if the Constitution is amended.
NLD spokesperson Nyan Win is sentenced to a $1 fine or one month imprisonment for publicly alleging that vote cheating occurred during last year’s by-elections.
A Burmese youth political activist group holds a public “birthday party” in Rangoon.
A battalion of Mon ethnic rebels say tensions have risen in Thanbyuzayat Township after Burma Army officials demanded they vacate a base.
At the Asean and related summits in Brunei-Darussalam, there was little mention of ongoing sectarian violence in Burma, which will chair the bloc in 2014.
A historic women’s forum wrapped up in Rangoon over the weekend, with activists calling for greater legal protections for women as well as amendments to the country’s Constitution.
Leading pro-democracy activist Ko Ko Gyi says a careful transformation of the way that Burma’s cronies do business is important for the country’s socio-economic development.
The Border Consortium (TBC) is focusing on preparations for the return of more than 120,000 refugees to Burma amid reductions in cross-border funding.
The Shan State Army-North says government troops have launched more than a dozen attacks this month, including an artillery attack on Monday.
It is not clear why Tay Za, a well-known tycoon on the US sanctions list, brought a pygmy man from Kachin State to Rangoon.
Meteorology Department says Rangoon’s late monsoon season rains will ease but Tenasserim Division in the south is set to see more downpours.