Business leaders expect a successful peace settlement to increase foreign investment, open up border areas and tempt back migrant workers from abroad.
After being promoted, Lt-Gen Mya Tun Oo becomes the third most powerful official in Burma’s armed forces.
Bagan’s Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library works with Unesco to train volunteers to collect data and clean debris from pagodas damaged in a recent earthquake.
Inclusivity in the 21st Century Panglong Conference is about all stakeholders, writes Yanghee Lee.
Former UN chief Kofi Annan’s appointment as chair of the new Arakan State Advisory Committee is in response to international pressure, the government says.
The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army and the Arakan Army are barred from the Union Peace Conference.
Myanmar National TV apologizes after old news about a Burmese military fighter jet crash two years ago was broadcast on a news bulletin on Sunday evening.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
Domestic terminal nears completion; 4G rollout complete; Concerns over inflation; Burmese coffee enters US; China boosts foreign aid.
Arakan National Party lawmakers say the issuance of full citizenship to a Buthidaung Township woman was carried out against existing regulations.
National reconciliation requires recognizing the diverse, autonomous pasts of ethnic minority groups, which the current official history does not allow for.
Damage to almost 200 historic pagodas and temples in Bagan after the earthquake is not dampening tourist interest, with tour operators even reporting a bump.
A Sittwe court denies a bail request from prominent activist Khine Myo Htun, who was arrested last month and faces charges after accusing the Burma Army of committing war crimes.
The Asian Highway project is leading to increased militarization and the risk of armed conflict, say three ethnic Karen organizations.