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1 hr ago | Christian Science Monitor
A reformist government and an easing of sanctions mean that Myanmar , a former pariah state in Western eyes, is increasingly open for business.
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5 hrs ago | Daily Times
9 hrs ago | BBC News
An Irishman, Laurence Carroll has a strong claim to be the first Westerner to become a Buddhist monk, and became famous in Burma in the early 20th Century for denouncing the spread of Christianity there.
13 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
If you're tired of downtown's hustle and bustle, and the endless traffic jams, and want to see the other side of Burma's rapidly growing commercial capital, just jump in a boat.
ICJ's Asia-Pacific Director Sam Zarifi and HGP Than Than Aye seen at an event to release an ICJ report on December 3 Corruptions and bribery remain embedded in Myanmar's judiciary system and the government and authorities continue to interfere in politically sensitive cases, the International Commission of Jurists said in a report released on ... (more)
The New York Times released a timely op-ed this week warning that investment in Burma could aid the military, whose power the reform drive is ostensibly aimed at diluting.
Tens of thousands of Burmese Baptists are celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the arrival of an American missionary who is credited with translating the first Burmese-language Bible and bringing Baptist Christianity to the country.
Normally, Burmese artist Win Pe Myint is known for his still-life oil paintings.
A Burmese activist who burned a Chinese flag during a protest outside the Chinese Embassy in Rangoon last week has been detained by the police.
There aren't many places left in the world that are both truly off the beaten path and extraordinary.
Local authorities are preparing to resettle hundreds of Muslims displaced by inter-communal violence in March between local Buddhists and the Muslims in Meikhtila Township, Mandalay Division, according a state-run newspaper.
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Before the Burma government conducts a major census next year, ethnic minority groups are collecting their own data, saying they are wary of trusting population statistics from government leaders who in the past allegedly inflated the percentage of ethnic majority Burman people in the country.
You may only know the mysterious country of Myanmar from Rudyard Kipling's famed poem, "The Road to Mandalay," but many river cruise companies would love to introduce you firsthand to this fascinating place - the Land of the Golden Pagodas - in Southeast Asia.
In order to get a sight of their city's river, residents of Burma's commercial capital currently cram into a few jetties where they can take morning exercise or evening walks.
Illegal logging incurs US$200 million worth of losses every year according to the Myanmar Timber Merchants Association.