The goodwill evident during early post-election talks between Aung San Suu Kyi and the army has soured, as tensions rise over how to divide up


Forced labor has continued across Burma despite an agreement with the International Labour Organization to eliminate the practice by 2015.


Two products of popular Thai brand ‘Forever Young’ were found to contain a potentially harmful topical steroid, Burma’s health ministry announced Wednesday.


Rangoon Division authorities claim the Chin and Karen national day events were to be hosted by illegal organizations.


Outgoing President Thein Sein has at the last minute canceled plans to attend the US-ASEAN summit in California next week, his office said late on

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Telenor surges to 13.7 million subscribers; Indian conglomerate eyes Burma move; Japan’s Marubeni to set up fertilizer factory in Thilawa SEZ.


Days before Aung San Suu Kyi led her lawmakers into Parliament, Ei Than watched bulldozers sent by the military destroy her home on Rangoon’s outskirts.


While acknowledged as a boost for transparency in the resource sector, Burma’s first EITI report lacked serious scrutiny of the jade trade, observers said.

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Lisu National Development Party lawmaker Lar Mar Lay discusses his party’s priorities as he enters the Lower House.

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The NLD’s Tun Tun Hein, head of the Lower House’s Bill Committee, spoke with The Irrawaddy about his plans to propose laws within Parliament.

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The mixed martial arts rise of Aung La N Sang, known in the United States as “The Burmese Python,” took even his family by surprise.

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Burma edges past Vietnam in the semifinal match of the Southeast Asian Games football competition, winning 2-1 to earn a chance at the gold medal.

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