Protestors are calling for China’s Wanbao Mining Copper Ltd. Company to stop operations after restarting them on Thursday.
Myaing Kyee Ngu plans to build more pagodas on the grounds of an Anglican church in Karen state.
Initial reports say 14 people have been injured in the accidental blaze believed to have been started by an unattended kitchen stove.
Civil society groups have demanded that the government form a commission to inspect mines that have violated industry regulations.
Hundreds of monks and others marched in Yangon over use of term for western Myanmar’s Muslim nationals.
Religious leaders urge calm in country racked by inter-faith tensions.
The state counselor says she will lead efforts to include armed ethnic groups who have not signed a nationwide cease-fire pact.
The discussions will be the first such peace initiative conducted by the new government.
Parliamentary deputies have pledged to help locals who lost land to the building of the capital Naypyidaw and the Letpadaung copper mine project.
Military-backed former ruling party says Shwe Mann and followers were pushed out for 'not obeying party rules.'
She says the new government will foster better relations with other countries.
Spokesman rejects Bangladeshi border guard assertion that deportations were not obstructed by Myanmar.
About 300 residents of Buthidaung township are seeking shelter in nearby Sithaung village.
Government administrators are working with law enforcement officials to wipe the detainees' slates clean in a matter of days.
U.N. and U.S. express concern over vulnerability of communities in the Rakhine state.
Additional government troops have moved into Rakhine state as tensions continue with armed ethnic rebels.
The new government structure will give the country’s ethnic groups greater autonomy and help forge peace, she says.