A petition campaign led by the RNDP has been launched in Arakan state calling for an equitable distribution of benefits from the region’s natural resources.
UN special rapporteur on human rights Tomas Quintana arrived in Arakan state on Monday days after clashes between local police and Rohingya Muslims left at least seven people injured
Filmmakers in Burma are slowly producing movies again, in a country once under strict military rule and government censorship. Since the quasi-civilian government started to introduce sweeping reforms, there has[...]
Norwegian company Telenor and Qatari-based company Ooreedo have been awarded highly anticipated telecommunications licenses in Burma. Both companies say they will invest billions of dollars to roll out mobile phone,[...]
A series of explosions at one of India’s oldest and most prestigious Buddhist temples in eastern India has left two monks injured. Nine blasts went off within half an hour[...]
BY ALI FOWLE Traditional medicine is thriving in Burma despite recent reforms in the country’s health care system. This year the health ministry increased spending on public health, bringing more[...]
Seven people share their thoughts on the proposed draft marriage law that would see restrictions on interfaith marriages. The law demands that any Muslim man, who wants to marry a[...]
Coca-Cola Co. opens a factory on the outskirts of Burma’s commercial capital to begin production in the country for the first time in more than 60 years.
Since President Thein Sein came to power in 2011, over nine hundred political prisoners have been released. But many who have been freed are struggling to fit back into society.[...]
Senator Mitch McConnel has backed a proposal to end sanctions against Burma – after a landmark visit by the Burmese President to the US.
A two-day conference kicked off in Rangoon on Monday with speakers discussing the development of the media and its role in Burma’s transitioning society.
Indonesia’s anti-terror squad kills seven suspected militants and arrests 13 during raids in four cities. Several are suspected to be involved in the Burmese embassy bomb plot last Thursday.