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.
Local Buddhist leader warns of possible coup if violence continues to spread to other regions, ripping apart previously peaceful villages.
Burmese social activist Nay Myo Zin was sentenced to three months in prison on charges of defaming the Irrawaddy Division police force.
Journalists are making inroads in negotiations with the government over a controversial bill that critics warn could otherwise reverse fragile gains in Burma’s press freedom.
As the Burmese military fights against ethnic rebels in Shan State, the relationship between Beijing and Naypyidaw is being put to the test.
Burma is among the world’s worst violators of religious freedom, as Christian and Muslim minorities, and some Buddhist monks face persecution, a US commission says.
A Muslim village was destroyed by a Buddhist mob on Wednesday near Rangoon as Burma’s latest violence claimed its first victim.
Senior monk in Okkan fears violence may be instigated by hardliners to provoke a coup which would “destroy democracy” in Burma.
Mosques and some Muslim-owned properties were destroyed on Tuesday in a town near Rangoon in the latest round of communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims.
Hundreds of protesters dare the police to jail them rather than continuing the hunt for eight activists who oppose a copper mine in northwest Burma.
The purchase of the gunships is part of Wa moves to make the Wa region more like an independent state, able to project military force.
In central Burma, justice and security is elusive for thousands of Muslims who lost their homes in a deadly rampage by Buddhist mobs in March.
A government report on sectarian violence recommends strengthening security forces in Arakan State and using a controversial 1982 law to assess the Rohingyas’ citizenship rights.
Leaders of Arakan State’s Rohingya minority say the findings of an inquiry into last year’s violence in the state are “biased and incomplete.”
Hundreds march in demonstration against the controversial copper mine project, five months after a brutal crackdown on protesters near the mine left dozens injured.
Ethnic minority media wants to participate in Burma’s quasi-governmental Press Council to draft a new media law when the Burmese parliament returns from recess.
A year after the enactment of Burma’s labor organization and freedom of association laws, workers’ rights activists say more must be done in practice.