Burma’s government is pressuring foreign officials to avoid the word Rohingya in reference to Arakan State’s Muslim minority, and the tactic appears to be working.
The government has said it will allow Médecins Sans Frontières to return to Arakan State, but that commitment has not been followed through.
A system of autonomy is one the main demands of ethnic armed groups in talks to bring an end to decades of civil war.
Burma’s president gets lowly marks in the eyes of the public, finds a survey of more than 6,500 people conducted by a local advocacy group.
A township court in Rangoon rejects their application for bail as premature, as they continue to fight allegations of state sedition.
Villagers in Mandalay Division will take legal action against police for firing into a crowd during a confrontation on Thursday that injured three local residents.
The NLD and 88 Generation leaders present Parliament with a petition calling for constitutional reform that was signed by 5 million people across Burma.
Burma’s largest opposition party distances itself from a statement released by dozens of political parties calling for a nationwide ceasefire “as soon as possible.”
US Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted Burma’s transition from military rule during a speech on American policy in the Asia-Pacific region.
More than 16,000 people who were displaced after severe flooding hit Pegu Division and Mon State last week have returned home, officials say.
Dozens of police officers are surrounded by angry local residents at a village school after three people were shot while attempting to reclaim confiscated lands.
Burma’s total population is likely less than the widely accepted estimate of 60 million people, an official from the country’s Central Census Commission says.
About 200 civilians in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township have reportedly been displaced by fresh clashes between the Burma Army and Kachin rebels in recent days.
Burma’s Ministry of Immigration and Population launches a trial period for an online tourism visa application system due to be fully implemented next month.
About 1,000 farmers in Sagaing Division’s Kantbalu Township stage a protest to demand back confiscated land and ask for the release of 65 imprisoned villagers.
A consultant to the Norway-backed Myanmar Peace Support Initiative says it‘s unclear how peace talks would be affected by a change of leadership in Burma.
A salvage team works to retrieve an ancient bell said to have sunk to the bottom of the Rangoon River more than 400 years ago.
Sixty-six of the country’s 67 registered political parties send representatives to meet with the government’s peace negotiation team at the Myanmar Peace Center.
For the first time since political reforms began, the ethnic Karen community in Rangoon held a public ceremony to mark Karen Martyrs’ Day.
A spokeswoman says that the secretary of state was not breaking any rules by staying at Zaw Zaw’s Lake Garden Hotel in Naypyidaw.