The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) refuses to leave an area near the Hat Gyi hydropower dam site, defying an order by the government army.
As temperatures rise, drought has taken hold in much of central Burma, with residents in several villages saying they fear for their health and livelihoods.
High expectations for a regional anti-narcotics program could be hard to meet if conflicts with ethnic armed groups are not addressed.
The district court of Meikhtila files murder charges against six Muslims for allegedly killing a monk in the central Burma town in March.
Police in Mon State have detained eight minors and three adults since mid-April and tortured them during interrogation, an ethnic Mon group claims.
Burma President Thein Sein vows his government will do everything it can to protect the rights of minority Muslims living in the predominantly Buddhist nation.
Indonesia’s counterterrorism unit Densus 88 releases five people initially suspected of taking part in a bombing plot on the Burma Embassy in Jakarta.
If the government doesn’t step up its conservation program, environmentalists say climate change could derail poverty alleviation efforts and other elements of the country’s reform.
Canadian traveler and food writer Naomi Duguid is hooked on Myanmar’s cuisine
A small town in the United States has been transformed in some ways by a wave of about 400 refugees from Chin State.
In northwest Burma, the British author’s former residence will be restored for visitors after a long period of disrepair under the former military regime.
Muslims are taking no chances after mob violence in March killed 44 people, mostly Muslims, and touched off a wave of unrest in central Burma.
Burma’s Embassy in Indonesia escaped a terrorist attack while radical Indonesian Islamists now call for jihad against Burma, but Burmese Muslims “totally reject” the actions.
President Thein Sein will still play a leadership role within the ruling party despite having resigned the party chairmanship this week, a party leader says.
Hundreds of civilians have fled from their homes as fighting continues between the rebel Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and a government-backed Karen Border Guard Force.
Following anti-Muslim violence in Okkan, unidentified persons allegedly attempt to instigate unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in Mandalay, but security forces prevent any ensuing clashes.
Indonesia’s anti-terror squad seizes homemade bombs and arrests two suspected militants allegedly planning to attack the Burma Embassy to protest that country’s treatment of Muslims.
Recent anti-Muslim religious nationalism in Sri Lanka and Burma, ostensibly in defense of the Theravada Buddhist faith held by the majority, has opened fresh wounds.
The Obama administration extends by one year targeted US sanctions against Burma, a move aimed at preventing backsliding on democratic reforms.
The village will be built near Mandalay, reflecting the ancient Siamese kingdom of Ayutthaya in a joint project Burma and neighboring Thailand.