After evening prayers at Shwedagon Pagoda, some descend from the temple and settle into chairs, where an array of free newspaper offerings awaits their perusal.
An ethnic rebel group tries to fight amphetamine use in Burma’s southeast, but locals say the drug trade is growing and threatening traditional culture.
Khin Nyunt, accused of some of the worst rights violations carried out by the former military junta, is tapping into his creative side.
Arakan State authorities and the UN say they are evacuating tens of thousands of refugees in order to shelter them from an approaching tropical storm.
Presidential advisor Tin Htut Oo told activists that the government would halt the rampant land-grabbing in ethnic areas by establishing “rule of law” in Burma.
Police in Mon State have detained eight minors and three adults since mid-April and tortured them during interrogation, an ethnic Mon group claims.
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.
Senior monk in Okkan fears violence may be instigated by hardliners to provoke a coup which would “destroy democracy” in Burma.
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.
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.
Journalists gathered at the conference held in the Mon State capital of Moulmein to promote democracy and foster dialogue between ethnic minorities and mainstream media.
In a long-running fight to keep hotel developers away from two colonial justice buildings, activists in Burma’s biggest city threaten to sue the government.
The Australian newspaper publisher’s lawyer says he was blocked from leaving the country despite having the proper exit visa.
The government and Kachin rebels cancelled a ceasefire meeting Friday. Kachin NGOs allege the cancellation occurred because China objected to the presence of Western observers.
No major anti-Muslim attacks have been reported in central Burma since Friday and the unrest seems to have subsided after nine days of violence.
Danish band Michael Learns to Rock will play in Rangoon on Saturday night, becoming the second international pop act to perform in Burma since December.
The opposition leader attended the ceremony which remembers the day her father took up arms against the Japanese Empire.
Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Friday said that Burma’s reforms will help establish rule of law in the country.
Burma announces plans to speed up the application process for new passports, but former political prisoners still face hurdles.
Two Kachin men arrested last year and allegedly tortured for spying for the KIA are now facing charges of plotting to blow up a bridge.