A Burmese govt delegation reaches out to three ethnic armed groups that are still fighting the Burma Army, hoping to include them in Panglong, sources say.
A local court has denied a bail request from ultra-national politician Nay Myo Wai, who remains in jail facing defamation charges.
The Burmese government’s deployment of a new, supposedly neutral, name for Rohingya Muslims has already drawn criticism from within Arakan State.
According to a new report by the UN refugee agency, Burma ranks number eight on a list of countries that produced the most refugees in 2015.
Art exhibitions, theater, LGBT club night and a food festival keep you busy in Rangoon this week.
The number of quarries in Mon State is quickly increasing and locals say authorities fail to regulate their environmental impact on farmlands.
The Mon State government will replace the cultural symbol at the entrance to its capital, which was removed nine years ago by the former junta.
Burma’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi heads for Thailand, raising expectations of better labor rights protections for the Burmese migrants working there.
More than a month after Rangoon halted construction on buildings that had not received the necessary approval, the division is forming inspection teams.
Burmese documentary films about gender inequality, disability and jade mining are honored in an annual human rights-themed film festival in Rangoon.
The powerful United Wa State Army and the Nationalities Democratic Alliance Army will take part in preparations for the ‘21st Panglong Conference.’
Tens of thousands of poor men from across Burma seek their fortune at Hpakant’s jade mines, only to see their lives ruined by drug addiction.
It is the government’s responsibility to recognize wrongdoings that have happened before in the effort to bring national reconciliation.
In the midst of tensions over an annual local ‘donation drive’ by the Mon armed group, the Burma Army has conducted a raid in an otherwise stable area.
French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault acknowledges the role of the Burma Army in democratization process and offers support to peace efforts.