Three young Arakanese women, lured by well-paid factory jobs, barely escape after finding themselves nearly sold as brides to Chinese men.
Fishing villages in the Irrawaddy Delta share a mangrove-covered island with a community of endangered saltwater crocodiles.
Fringe politician Nay Myo Wai faces charges under Burma’s Telecommunications Law for allegedly defaming the president, army chief and state counselor on social media.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s new push for a peace conference with ethnic armed organizations is expected to include groups still “clashing” with the Burma Army.
Disunity among ethnic armed groups may result in irreconcilable demands, frustrating Suu Kyi’s plans for a ‘21st Century Panglong Conference.’
Two weeks after a Shan leader declared the National League for Democracy unreliable, Shan and Arakanese parties team up to create an ethnic bloc.
A Pyin Oo Lwin court drops the remaining charges against the abbot of the Yay Pu Monastery after the lawsuit against him was withdrawn.
Police file charges against labor rights protestors for disturbing public tranquility, disobeying police and participating in an unlawful assembly.
Burma Army airstrikes are reported in Kachin and Shan states, forcing villagers to flee as the government forces’ fighting with two ethnic armed groups intensifies.
Two Burmese mountaineers summit Mount Everest, becoming the first climbers from the country to reach the peak of the world’s tallest mountain.
A grassroots movement started in rural India in the 1980s overturned a decades-old policy of government secrecy. Burma could learn a lot from this process.
The Rangoon mayor has dismissed Yangon City Development Committee members after less than 18 months in office, and amended the election by-law.
Locals living on land in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone hope a new government committee on land confiscation will help freeze the project’s expansion.
Despite high hopes for lifting sanctions, several top Burmese businessmen are disappointed after remaining on the US Specially Designated Nationals list.
The testimony of several senior army officers implicated in the double rape-murder of two Kachin teachers has not proceeded as planned, sources say.