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Eleven Arakanese nationalists, including a chairman of the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party , who were detained in connection with the ethno-religious violence that broke out in October, have been released on bail.
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As fund-raisers go, it's hardly extravagant - a donation of $10 a plate for dinner at Rangoon Restaurant in Chinatown.
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.
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.
A man sells condoms on Feb. 18 in Yangon, Myanmar. Even as a national debate rages over contraception insurance, tens of thousands of low-income women and teenagers across the United States have lost access to subsidized birth control as states slash and restructure family-planning funds.
If you wish to know how it feels to be disowned by the country of your birth and the birth of your forefathers in the most literal sense one can be disowned; the right people to ask would be the Rohingya of Mynmar, once Burma.
Hundreds of ethnic Shan people celebrated their New Year in Rangoon on Monday evening, in an event involving traditional dances and songs at a Shan Buddhist temple in Mayangone Township.
Myanmar seeks new Dawei SEZ partners By Kyaw Lwin Oo Myanmar is allowing international investors to bid for a mammoth project to develop a special economic zone in its southernmost region following the withdrawal of the sole developer, a Thai company, which had been unable to secure partners for the venture, an official said on Monday.
Lamenting high domestic interest rates and Burma's relative inexperience in the competitive global marketplace, small and medium enterprises in Burma are wary as 2015 approaches, when implementation of the regional Asean Economic Community is expected to drop barriers to trade in Southeast Asia.
The Burma government's reforms since a quasi-civilian government took charge in 2011 appear to be improving its poor reputation for corruption, with global watchdog Transparency International on Tuesday boosting the country's ranking in its annual survey.
The short flight from Bangkok to Yangon on Sunday took the usual 55 minutes and transported passengers from Thailand's thriving metropolis to the more surreal world of Myanmar 's former capital.
Yangon General Hospital was once the jewel in the crown of one of Southeast Asia's best healthcare systems.
Adventure, Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Mountains, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Rivers and Lakes, Temples and Churches, Wildlife Appreciation, Yangon, Rangoon, Trip Ideas, Food + Drink, Solo This article was written by Melissa Reichwage, an avid traveler and international development and health ... (more)