Jun 4, 2014 — Myanmar's biggest city Yangon has a distinct old-world feel: blocks of colonial buildings, untouched during decades of poverty and isolation. Now, development could bring them crashing down.
May 28, 2014 — As Myanmar has opened up its political system, it has unleashed long-suppressed tensions. The Rohingya Muslims have been hard hit, with many driven from their homes and now confined to camps.
Apr 21, 2014 — The former newspaper editor, who co-founded the National League for Democracy with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, spent 19 years in prison until his release in 2008. He died Monday of organ failure.
Sep 19, 2013 — Child labor is not a minor social blight in the country, it's a pillar of the economy — and it looks a lot like child labor in the U.S. circa the Industrial Revolution. As Myanmar opens to the world, its child labor practices are likely to face greater scrutiny.
May 23, 2013 — Recent sectarian strife in Myanmar threatens the country's nascent democratic reforms. Not so long ago, Indonesia faced similar challenges. Now, it's a thriving democracy.
Apr 22, 2013 — In a statement issued in Luxembourg by the bloc's Foreign Affairs Council, the EU said the arms embargo on the country will remain in place. Human Rights Watch criticized the decision to lift sanctions.
Mar 26, 2013 — The latest violence began following an argument between a Muslim goldsmith and his Buddhist customers in a central city. Ethnic violence in the former Burma comes as the government introduces democratic reforms after decades of military rule.
Mar 16, 2013 — As a member of Parliament, she is now at times working alongside the government, a development that could cost her backing from her traditional supporters.
Nov 19, 2012 — For many years, what you call the Southeast Asian nation has mattered to many. Referring to it as "Burma" has been seen as a show of support for democracy activists. There have been major reforms there, though. And today as a "diplomatic courtesy," the president also used the name "Myanmar."
Nov 6, 2012 — Southeast Asia has been a hot spot for drug-resistant malaria in the past. Now researchers in Thailand worry that a superstrain resistant to the last, best malaria treatments could undermine progress made against the mosquito-borne disease.