Food stocks in Putao, a town cut off by the Kachin conflict, are running dangerously low and protesting residents now demand food and security.
More than 2,000 protesters gather near the Letpadaung copper mine to demand legal action against those responsible for the violent suppression of protests in November.
A popular travel website chose Burma for its “Top 10 Places off the beaten path.” Some stunning photos of Burma’s Bagan temples are shown here.
As Burma rises to its highest level ever in a worldwide media-freedom survey, two other Southeast Asian countries suffer serious setbacks.
Burma’s government abolishes a ban on public gatherings of more than five people first promulgated on the day a military junta seized power in 1988.
The wife of the majority shareholder of newspaper The Myanmar Times has filed a lawsuit against Australian director Ross Dunkley for allegedly hitting her son-in-law.
In a rare statement, Burma’s Ministry of Defense has lashed out at international organizations, embassies and media, saying they “fabricated news” about the Kachin conflict.
At least one person is killed in an altercation between Muslim villagers and Burmese soldiers in western Burma’s Arakan State.
Officials from Burma’s Customs Department meet reporters to explain why they receive a share of the money they collect through fines and other penalties.
As a reforming Burma prepares for rapid economic growth, Burmese emigrants in Singapore are realizing that there might be an opportunity to return home.
Surreal in its empty, yet neat and grand appearance, Naypyidaw is unlike the rest of Burma.
Burma’s opposition leader and South Korea’s new president have achieved prominence in countries where men dominate decision-making, buoyed in part by their fathers’ legacies.
Former military leader Than Shwe still follows Burma’s politics with interest but he no longer seeks any influence, says a USDP leader who visits him.
The National League for Democracy donates $15,000 to support schools for Burmese migrant children living in neighboring Thailand.
Burma’s Foreign Affairs Ministry rebukes a critical US Embassy statement on the Kachin conflict, saying that it “strongly objects and rejects” the Embassy’s remarks.
China denies a report that says it has been providing weapons to the United Wa State Army, Burma’s largest militia group.
The World Bank announces a long-awaited deal to allow Burma to clear part of its huge decades-old foreign debt, opening the door for new lending.
A key outpost protecting the headquarters of the Kachin Independence Army has fallen to government troops, according to a spokesman for the ethnic armed group.
The horrors of war don’t end on the front lines—and for many who survive, they will leave a devastating legacy that lasts a lifetime.
A senior US diplomat tells refugees at the Mae La camp on the Thai-Burmese border that the US has discontinued its resettlement program.