Divisions in the literary community are unearthed as poets and cartoonists announce plans to steer clear of a high-profile event in Mandalay next month.
Burma’s commander-in-chief claims the military has only ever acted defensively in the country’s ethnic conflicts, but warns that the military is “afraid of no one.”
A presidential adviser says Burma has reduced its foreign debt but still owes $5 billion to Paris Club countries and Japan.
Khan Academy, a YouTube channel and website used by millions of students worldwide, is taking steps to be more accessible for people in Burma.
Public company awaits approval on plan to spend more than US$10 million on projects in the virtually pristine group of islands in southern Burma.
The merger of Burma’s two largest ethnic Arakanese political parties is approved by the Election Commission, which has accepted registration of the Arakan National Party.
Hundreds of Rohingya university students in Arakan State have been prevented from continuing higher education pursuits, with authorities claiming their safety cannot be guaranteed.
Artillery shells apparently fired on own troops by mistake near a base in the jade mining area of Hpakant in Burma’s far north.
A series of controversial measures are on the docket as the ninth session of Parliament under the reformist government of President Thein Sein convenes.
Muslim political parties ask the government to recognize their religious kin in Burma’s Arakan State as Rohingya, a minority group that is currently denied citizenship.
Members of some of Burma’s ethnic minorities say that official categories to be used in an upcoming national census are inaccurate and unnecessarily divisive.
A Burmese tour company joins airlines in sending alerts to customers with flights booked from Bangkok the day protesters plan to shut down the capital.
Local civil society groups say more people are turning to opium poppy cultivation in the eastern Burma state due to difficulties in growing other crops.
The prominent activist calls on authorities to drop charges filed against her after she held prayers for Aung San Suu Kyi at a famous pagoda.
Burmese citizens can apply for passports at 15 locations nationwide, in a departure from the prior system which required them to travel to Rangoon.
President Thein Sein proposes to allocate less than 6 percent of the national budget to education and less than 4 percent to health.
As calls for constitutional reform grow louder, US Ambassador calls an article preventing Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president “a relic of the past.”
Fires that ravaged two camps along the Thai-Burma border have added to mounting pressure on the refugees to return home, amid talks on repatriating them.
Burmese beauty queen Khin Wint Wah continues to generate Internet buzz, deemed one of the “Most Beautiful Girls of 2013” by an international pageant watcher.
The number of people in Burma living with physical disabilities is rising, advocates for the disabled say, blaming traffic accidents and land mine explosions.