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Tension boils over in Arakan state

Attempts to bring stability to Burma's restive Arakan state could be disintegrating after police opened fire on Rohingya Muslims last week, as tensions in...

Police crackdown on ‘plough protestors’ near Latpadaung

At least one person was shot and five individuals arrested during a police crackdown on local villagers protesting near the controversial Latpadaung copper mine

Govt rejects report alleging use of ‘white phosphorous’ in crackdown

The Burmese government has questioned the findings of a new report, which alleged that riot police used white phosphorous in a brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters last year, and accused its authors of attempting to “influence” the official investigation

After the crackdown

by Reuters Protestors took to the streets in Rangoon and Mandalay following a brutal crackdown on Buddhist monks last week. Riot police fired water cannon...

Thein Sein’s office says crackdown protects ‘rule of law’

The government today defended its bloody crackdown on hundreds of peaceful activists near a Chinese-backed copper mine, as in accordance with "democratic principles" and the "rule of law"

The winds of change have bypassed Burma

Social media has become a powerful tool in the upheavals underway in North Africa, but Burma remains a tightly-controlled blackspot

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