Some activists claim that Burmese migrant workers accused of Ranong murder are being scapegoated in a way that smacks of the controversial Koh Tao case.
More than US$35 million worth of drugs is seized in Shan State, but two alleged drug traffickers, one of whom was already a fugitive, remain on the lam.
The Swedish government is offering women in Burma its support in furthering gender equality and protecting them from violence over the next four years.
A survivor of the Depayin Massacre in 2003 describes how regime-linked thugs attacked a convoy in rural Sagaing Division that included Aung San Suu Kyi.
Movie about Inge Sargent, an Austrian who became a Shan princess, is screened in Thailand, shedding light on human rights abuses past and present.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s state counselor and foreign minister, will visit Thailand next month, following last week’s visit to Thailand by the Burma Army chief.
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.
A Chinese detergent maker apologizes for a TV ad that many in China and around the world call racist, but also blames the media for causing public outcry.
US military maneuvers across the South China Sea represent the “new normal” in US-Pacific relations despite rising tension with China and Moscow.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is known for his tirades against China, but within the country he disparages, fandom is growing.
Investors advised of new government scrutiny; Rangoon-Mandalay rail upgrade coming; tin “still booming” in Wa region; Thai firm eyes Chevron stake; and Bhutan gets new flight rights.
Last year’s floods and other extreme weather events have prompted many farmers in Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta to leave some of their land fallow.
This week’s panel discusses political prisoners, security sector reform, and ongoing human rights abuses in Burma’s conflict-wracked ethnic borderlands.
The Irrawaddy keeps you up to date on the week that was in the national legislature.