State Counselor calls for responsible investment from US companies in Burma, to convince citizens and the military that democracy is the best way forward.
As Burma’s commercial capital changes, its disabled community continues to face a hostile physical environment and stubborn social attitudes.
London-based NGO Global Witness urges the US government to support reform of Burma’s jade trade following an announcement that sanctions would be lifted.
More than 200 forestry police have been deployed across Burma to protect forestry department personnel in a continued crackdown on illegal logging.
The area in front of the downtown luxury hotel will be transformed from car parking into a two-lane roadway and sidewalk within one month.
A commission meeting attended by lawyers, civil society representatives and political party leaders from both Buddhist and Muslim communities takes place in Rangoon.
President Barack Obama says the US is lifting economic sanctions and restoring trade benefits to Burma as he meets with State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners urges State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to join the United Nations’ Convention against Torture.
US senator Bob Corker says he is “somewhat appalled” by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's reaction to her country's record on human trafficking.
The National League for Democracy-dominated Upper House voted down a proposal to expand ethnic minority language education in remote areas.
Civilians flee their homes amid reports of casualties as fighting persists in the Myaing Gyi Ngu and Mae Tha Waw areas of Karen State.
As United States President Obama announces the lifting of economic sanctions on Burma, several restrictions concerning the military remain in effect.
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism warns that it will take legal action against guesthouses that host foreign travelers without proper licenses.
Ethnic civil society groups urge the US government to keep targeted sanctions on the military until it complies with democratic and human rights norms.
US legislation is announced to support Burma’s economy while addressing human rights issues and need for constitutional reform and national reconciliation.