The visit is the first by senior international observers to northern Arakan State since the area came under military lockdown more than three weeks ago.
Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi started collecting litter in her constituency on Sunday as part of a nationwide campaign to make Burma trash-free.
Burma opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said she would rather lose the election than win through scandals as she campaigned in her constituency on the fringes of Burma’s commercial capital, Rangoon on Saturday.
The group was expected to travel across 14 states in Burma, and operate for around five to six weeks.
Six smugglers at the centre of a “pay and turn back” row between Indonesia and Australia were being questioned by Indonesian police on Tuesday.
Rohingya migrants at an IDP camp in Burma speak of their failed attempt to flee the country to escape poverty and persecution.
Asian leaders have gathered in China for a four-day summit aiming to set the economic agenda during what is sure to be a crucial year for Burma.
The first round-the-world solar powered flight landed in Mandalay, Burma, on Thursday night on the third-leg of its five-month journey of 35,000 kilometres.
The Archbishop of Rangoon, Charles Maung Bo, is officially a cardinal after his elevation at a ceremony at St Peter’s Basilica on the weekend.
A small, dusty town in central Burma became the focus of the country on Friday, as thousands descended on the Magwe town of Nat Mauk, the birthplace of Aung San.
China’s foreign ministry has confirmed that refugees fleeing fighting between the Burmese army and rebel troops have crossed into China this week.
Burmese government investigators say that witnesses who might be able to prove the innocence of two Burmese nationals accused of murdering a pair of British tourists in Thailand are too afraid of the Thai police to testify.
Youths light candles for cadets killed, pray for continuation of Burma’s peace process.