Burma’s government wants to upgrade the country’s main railway line from Rangoon to Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, almost 1,000 miles north.
Eight years after Naypyidaw was proclaimed the new government seat, it has become something more than a “ghost capital hacked out of the jungle.”
In Burma, where numerology and astrology hold considerable sway, some belief that the SEA Games opening was scheduled to take place on an auspicious date.
A new project hopes to provide independent and high-quality training to the country’s reporters, who have only been free of censorship since 2012.
Activists in Burma say that although the country’s human rights situation is better now than it was under decades of oppressive military rule, abuses persist.
Registrations for a required matriculation exam increase as efforts to integrate children of migrant workers into the country’s higher education system bear fruit.
Tensions were high in Thingangyun Township, eastern Rangoon, on Monday as dozens of land protestors defied a government warning to leave the area by sundown.
Thailand will help the UN and the US with investigations into the findings of a report that Thai officials moved Rohingya refugees into human-trafficking rings.
Amid plans to restore a crumbling home thought to be the former residence of George Orwell, locals are questioning the true provenance of the house.
The opposition leader says women have a valuable role to play in the transition toward democracy but have been denied equal opportunities in Burma.
Reporters complain more bureaucratic hurdles are being put in place in the name of security as they attempt to cover the landmark Southeast Asian Games.
Japanese NGO Mekong Watch claims that compensation offered to farmers forced to leave the first phase of the Thilawa SEZ is violating Japanese government guidelines.
Burma’s first women’s forum began on Friday, bringing together leading women from various sectors and regions to discuss women’s roles in Burma’s changing society.
The opposition leader says the late South African leader was “a great human being who raised the standard of humanity.”
Burma’s president seeks more investment and development assistance from the Philippines, saying his country needs help to catch up with the rest of Southeast Asia.
An activist who set a Chinese flag alight at a protest against the Letpadaung copper mine has been detained by police in Burma’s biggest city.
Amid calls for a “federal army” from Burma’s ethnic armed groups, the country’s commander-in chief claims the current military is already a federally constituted institution.
The Obama administration faces bipartisan opposition to plans for limited US engagement with Burma’s military due to concerns over human rights and North Korea ties.
Rangoon University, once among Asia’s most prestigious institutions of learning, crumbled during decades of military rule, but on Thursday it reopens to undergrads.
Burma’s largest area of mangrove forests has declined by 64.2 percent since 1978, according to new research, which forecasts a gloomy future for the vital forests.