Despite recent democratic reforms, questions remain whether Burma’s government can rein in its wild hinterland and tackle the burgeoning opium trade
Thirty-two asylum seekers rescued by the Sri Lankan navy say they went without food for 21 days and were forced to throw dozens of dead overboard after their wooden vessel failed at sea
In the wake of bloody sectarian violence last year, more and more Rohingyas are betting what little they still have on a dangerous journey at sea
Both the government and the opposition are adjusting to the new media ecosystem
Despite talk of a cease-fire, the Burmese army is inching steadily toward Laiza, the rebel headquarters of the Kachin Independence Army
TIME profiles the President of Burma — and looks at the challenges that face him and the world’s newest economic frontier
For years the most important political and economic partner of the Burmese regime, China has a new rival for Burma’s friendship and vast resources—the United States.
President Obama’s landmark stop in Burma has been met by skepticism by some in Washington, but was greeted with rapturous applause in Rangoon
Aung San Suu Kyi, who studied in India in the 1960s, returned on a much-anticipated, week-long visit to deliver a lecture on the birthday of one of her political idols: India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Following a half century of military rule, care for HIV/AIDS patients in Burma lags behind other countries. Half of the estimated 240,000 people living with the disease in Burma are going without treatment and 18,000 are dying …
Over the past few days, violence between the Arakanese (or Rakhine) and Rohingya communities erupted again in the country’s far west, leaving at least 56 dead, according to an Arakan state official’s estimate.
The dual visit to New York City of Burma’s President Thein Sein and its leading diplomatic icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, comes at a historic moment for a country emerging out of years of isolation