Burma’s President Thein Sein will visit the White House next week, the first such trip by a Burma head of state in almost 47 years.
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.
Dozens have been arrested for their alleged role in sectarian violence last month, and some will go on trial within days.
Burma bucks a global trend with the launch of a slew of privately owned daily newspapers on Monday—the first to hit the newsstands in decades.
Burma’s government warned Monday that religious violence could threaten democratic reforms after anti-Muslim mobs rampaged through three more towns in the country’s predominantly Buddhist heartland.
Suu Kyi’s opposition National League for Democracy party has long said that the constitution is undemocratic because of powers given to the army.
Lawmakers in Burma say Parliament may agree this week to establish a commission that would consider amending the country’s 2008 pro-military Constitution.
A controversial draft media law that was sent to Parliament recently won’t be considered before June, and only after consultation with members of the media.
In another sign of political reform and reconciliation in Burma, the National League for Democracy is set to hold its first-ever congress this week.
A video gaming company that funded a high-profile hunt for dozens of World War II-era British fighters in Burma calls off its search.
Activists in Burma demand punishment for officials who were responsible for the use of incendiary weapons against peaceful protesters at a copper mine.
Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi offers to help negotiate an end to conflicts between the government and ethnic minority groups.
Burma’s government reaches an agreement with ethnic Kachin rebels to work to end a bloody conflict in the country’s far north.
Kachin rebels said clashes in northern Burma continued despite a government promise to cease fire, casting doubt over hopes that the bloody conflict there could end soon.
The International Committee of the Red Cross says it will resume visits to Burma’s prisons next week after a hiatus of more than seven years.
A team searching for World War II-era British fighter aircraft find a wooden crate believed to contain one of the planes, full of muddy water.
Kachin rebels in northern Burma accuse government troops of launching artillery attacks against their Laiza headquarters on Sunday, but no damage or casualties were reported.
A flight packed with Christmas tourists crash-landed on a road in central Burma on Tuesday, killing three people and injuring 11, officials said.
US President Barack Obama uses both “Myanmar” and “Burma” during his historic visit in an apparent attempt to appease both the government and democracy activists.
Burma’s leader has ordered a new prisoner amnesty ahead of a historic visit to the country by President Barack Obama on Monday.