New Zealand’s prime minister says his country will continue to accept refugees despite some political reforms in Burma since 2011.
Burma’s second city erupted in violence between Buddhists and Muslims in early July, resulting in the deaths of two people.
The secretary of state met with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a two-day visit to the country this weekend.
Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry presses Burma’s political leaders on human rights concerns and urges President Thein Sein to step up constitutional reforms.
Malnutrition is an increasing concern in camps for the displaced Muslim minority, who have seen crucial medical aid services blocked by Burma’s government.
Activists say the story of one Burmese girl’s brutal enslavement is not uncommon in Thailand, where domestic workers are exploited, abused and even killed.
Burma’s anti-human trafficking police report dozens of cases along the Sino-Burmese border, rescuing a total of 60 Burmese women from January through July.
Police in Pegu charge five people for holding a demonstration on Monday against a ruling party-backed proposal to change the way Burma elects its parliament.
Two Burmese films that won awards at a human rights film festival in Rangoon this year will screen at Malaysia’s Freedom Film Festival next month.
A ceremony in downtown Rangoon remembers those killed when security forces opened fire on people protesting against the one-party rule of Gen. Ne Win.
Hundreds of people, including Burmese jade dealers, have seen their fortunes vanish in a scam described as the biggest jade fraud case in China’s history.
The National League for Democracy and ethnic parties want to be able to campaign for 60 days rather than only 30 in upcoming elections.
The local government in Arakan State’s Myebon Township begins examining citizenship applications of residents self-identifying as “Bengalis” under a controversial pilot program for Rohingya Muslims.
The Yangon Heritage Trust will conduct a survey among residents of historic buildings in downtown Rangoon to determine how they could benefit from heritage conservation.
Burmese business tycoon Tay Za will donate US$1 million to help establish a journalism foundation in the county’s fledgling media market.
The US secretary of state arrives in Naypyidaw on Saturday amid calls for the Obama administration to take a tough stance with Burmese officials.
Heavy downpours cause severe flooding in Pegu and Mon states, where hundreds of residents were forced to flee their homes and roads were inundated.
Burma’s main opposition party and democracy activists urge Parliament to seriously consider the millions of signatories to a petition calling for constitutional change.
A Shan State minister orders gold-mining firms in Shan State’s Tachileik Township to suspend operations and compensate local farmers affected by waste produced by mining.
A former Burmese dissident with an American passport says he was deported by Magwe Division authorities because he violated his visa conditions by teaching English.