For some the event inspires national pride, but for others Chinese influence is visible in the opening ceremony in Naypyidaw.
Members of the late King Thibaw’s royal family seek to renovate the Mandalay-based monarch’s former palace, and will request the president’s approval to do so.
A protest camp in eastern Rangoon has been packed up for now, but demonstrators against a military land seizure say they will fight on.
The ethnic armed group says it is watching the Burmese tycoon to determine whether his investments in north Burma are benefiting the local people.
The final deadline for eligible applicants for UN group resettlement to third countries for Burmese refugees on the Thai-Burma border will be sometime in January.
Environmentalists plan to test whether a factory used to process copper in northwest Burma could be leading to respiratory illnesses and crop failures.
The extravaganza, complete with parades, fireworks, dancers and a sound-and-light show, was held to loud cheers and bursts of applause in a packed 30,000-seat stadium.
Only 44 political prisoners remain in Burmese jails after the latest amnesty, according to an advocacy group.
Protesters in Rangoon’s Thingangyun Township continue to demonstrate over land they say was forcibly confiscated by the military decades ago.
Judge revives a 2007 complaint against the long-time protester, who is already in detention over the burning of a Chinese flag.
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.
Burma’s most famous place of learning has been reopened to undergraduates, after it was dismantled by a military regime intolerant of opposition.
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.