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By   Suu Kyi Strikes Agreements With Thailand On Labor and Borders

After reaching agreements that could improve conditions for Burmese migrants in Thailand, Suu Kyi stressed the need for jobs for returning refugees.

By   Kachin Warlord Loses Parliamentary Seat in Post-Election Tribunal

The election commission has decided in favor of cases filed against a Kachin militia leader alleging intimidation and violence during the campaign period.

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In a village in Pegu Division, an altercation between a Muslim and a Buddhist triggers a riot that destroys a Muslim’s house, a mosque and

By   NCA Signatories Discuss Peace Agenda in Chiang Mai

Leaders from eight non-state ethnic armed groups who signed last year’s nationwide ceasefire agreement meet in Chiang Mai to review their peace agenda.

By   Malaysia Rescues 29 Trafficked Filipino Women From Bars

Malaysian police rescued the trafficked women from two bars in Sarawak State, as the country attempts to improve its record on curbing human trafficking.

By   Malaysia Detains 7 Suspected IS Members Plotting Attacks

Malaysian police have detained seven men suspected of being an Islamic State militant cell that was plotting attacks, authorities say.

By   Police Fail to Arrest Popular Thai Monk After Tense Showdown

Thai police raid a Buddhist temple complex to arrest a popular abbot accused of accepting embezzled money but are thwarted by his followers.

By   Obama, Dalai Lama Anger China with White House Meeting

China has condemned US President Barack Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama, accusing the latter of trying to split the region from the rest of

By   The Irrawaddy Business Roundup (June 25, 2016)

Burma among top investment destinations; Hong Kong traders see manufacturing growth; Myanmar Brewery to sell Kirin Ichiban; JetStar adds Singapore flights.

By   Dateline: ‘There Will Not Be Public Spaces Left if Action is Not Taken’

The Irrawaddy speaks with divisional lawmaker Nay Phone Latt and Irrawaddy senior reporter Kyaw Phyo Tha about the city’s lack of public space.

By   Govt Allows 14 Items for Re-Export

In a government-led effort to boost exports three-fold this year, Burma’s Ministry of Commerce has allowed the re-export of 14 previously restricted items.

By   Tourism Industry Observer: ‘The Government’s Tourism Statistics Are Misleading’

The Irrawaddy interviews Sabei Aung, chairwoman of Nature Dream Travel and Tours about her take on the current state of the travel industry.

By   Dateline: ‘There Will Not Be Public Spaces Left if Action is Not Taken’

The Irrawaddy speaks with divisional lawmaker Nay Phone Latt and Irrawaddy senior reporter Kyaw Phyo Tha about the city’s lack of public space.

By   Tourism Industry Observer: ‘The Government’s Tourism Statistics Are Misleading’

The Irrawaddy interviews Sabei Aung, chairwoman of Nature Dream Travel and Tours about her take on the current state of the travel industry.

By   Migrant Rights Advocate: ‘If the Thai Government Uses Violence, We Won’t Tolerate it”

Irrawaddy reporter Nyein Nyein talks to migrant rights advocate Htoo Chit at a market where Aung San Suu Kyi will meet migrant workers on Thursday.

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The Irrawaddy talks with ethnic affairs reporters Lawi Weng and Saw Yan Naing about challenges facing the new government in the ongoing peace process.

By   From Aung San’s Driver to Centenarian, a Long and Winding Road Reaches Its End

In this story published in 2015, the man who drove Aung San during the historic Panglong Conference reflects on his life in politics, prison and

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Fighting between a Karen ethnic armed group and the Burma Army ended in 2012. Now a once desolate conflict zone is set for a comeback.

By   The School Builder

A Canadian Zen Buddhist monk who came to Burma to teach meditation discovers that his life must go in a different direction.

By   After 30 Years in Thailand, Glimmers of Hope for Burmese Refugees

While camps in Thailand offer refugees education, health care and social services arguably better than they could receive at home, repatriation preparations are ongoing.

By   Burmese Climbers Summit Everest

Two Burmese mountaineers summit Mount Everest, becoming the first climbers from the country to reach the peak of the world’s tallest mountain.  

By   Bangkok Temple Now a Venerated Site for Leicester City Fans

Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City’s Thai fans.

By   Burmese Trio Readies for History-Making Everest Bid

A trio of climbers hopes to become the first Burmese nationals to summit the world’s tallest peak, a climb expected to take over two months.

By   Karen Refugee Eyeing Premier League With Sheffield United

An ethnic Karen refugee who was born at a camp on the Thai border earns a professional contract with the English football club Sheffield United.