A major drug bust in Lashio, Shan State, results in 46 arrests, bringing hope to citizens recently terrorized by assailants armed with machetes and swords.
Repatriation of refugees along the Thai-Burma border was discussed recently during a meeting of stakeholders, but there remains no firm timetable on a large-scale return.
Parliament green-lights discussion on the future of a plot of Health Ministry-owned land in Rangoon after a lawmaker objected to its use by the private sector.
In the wake of World Press Freedom Day, celebrated on Tuesday, The Irrawaddy revisits a history of Burmese media stretching back to the 1800s.
Burma’s military, known as the Tatmadaw, condemns a Burmese broadcaster for calling an ethnic armed organization the “Rakhine Tatmadaw,” in reference to the Arakan Army.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has appealed to India’s prime minister to ensure children are not trafficked in the face of the worst drought in decades.
A tough-talking mayor running for president of the Philippines has kept his double-digit lead five days before elections, despite allegations of corruption.
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.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says at a press conference that Japan pledges full-tilt support for development and peace efforts in Burma.
Burma’s new information minister unveils plans to liberalize media laws and encourage government transparency at an event commemorating World Press Freedom Day.
On World Press Freedom Day, we laud great progress but note that true freedom of the press has yet to be achieved in Burma.
Nationalist instigator Nay Myo Wai faces a lawsuit after allegedly attacking Aung San Suu Kyi, President Htin Kyaw and Burma’s commander-in-chief on Facebook.
A fire near Arakan State’s Sittwe Township leaves hundreds of Rohingya Muslims homeless after sweeping through parts of the Baw Du Ba IDP camp.
Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing attacks those who “may destroy the unity and weaken the strength of the army” in a wide-ranging speech to military officers.