A study examining transparency in the global natural resources sector finds Burma holds the worst record for disclosure and accountability out of 58 nations examined.
A spokesperson for the UN secretary general says the world body is concerned by reports that Burma’s military took advantage of recent UN aid convoys.
The massive environmental destruction inflicted on the Hukaung Valley has very likely killed off all the existing tigers in the area, warn activists.
A new report calls on Burma’s government to immediately take steps to address the serious lack of housing, land and property rights across the county.
Veteran UN diplomat Charles Petrie faces scrutiny for heading both the Myanmar Peace Support Initiative and a UN review panel on Sri Lanka’s civil war.
An Oslo-led peace project continues to draw criticism, but says it will go ahead with its activities in most parts of conflict-ridden eastern Burma.
A year after Burmese soldiers allegedly abducted a Kachin farmer’s wife, her family are still waiting for answers—and don’t even know if she is alive.
With international aid groups unable to access the vast majority of refugees in the Kachin conflict, one local aid group is providing a vital lifeline.
In western Kachin State, thousands of people displaced by war only adds to the complications of an area racked by human misery.
The United Nations is unable to reach more than a third of the estimated 65,000 internally displaced people currently uprooted by fighting in Kachin State.
The remains of Allied airmen still lost in the mountains of Kachin State serve as a reminder of the historical roots of the Kachin struggle.
In a remote mountain location on the Sino-Kachin border, 1,000 refugees are cut off from access to UN aid.
While Burma’s new government has received praise for releasing a large number of political prisoners, a surge in the arrest of Kachin civilians has gone largely unreported.
A controversial Norwegian shipping tycoon sends a rig into Burmese waters to drill for French oil giant Total.
Is the removal of former Industry Minister Aung Thaung from his latest post as peace negotiator a sign of the waning fortunes of one of Burma’s most corrupt officials?