Hope for the coming peace process and faith in the new democratically-elected government are encouraging Burmese refugees in Thailand to return home.
A 28-year-old transgender man is the face of the fight for job equality in China, where sexual and gender minorities are emerging from virtual invisibility.
North Korea has backed presumptive US Republican nominee Donald Trump, with a propaganda website praising him as “a prescient presidential candidate.”
Philippines President-elect Rodrigo Duterte says his country would not rely on long-term security ally the United States in dealing with China.
Despite over 200 amnesties since Burma’s new government took power, Kachin political prisoner Lahpai Gam remains behind bars some four years after his arrest.
An Irrawaddy photographer is blocked from taking photos of a construction site to be reviewed by the city due to its proximity to govt buildings.
Aung San Suu Kyi will chair a committee tasked with bringing peace, stability and development to impoverished and restive Arakan State.
Rangoon’s chief minister says the city will continue to face blackouts as attempts are made to address weak power cables and growing electricity demands.
After voter rolls were reported to be erroneous in last year’s election, the government plans to mobilize all levels of government to compile accurate lists.
Thailand has requested the Burma Army’s help in encouraging the United Wa State Army to withdraw troops allegedly based on Thai territory.
Export and import licenses will be available online next week, as the Ministry of Commerce eases the licensing process in an effort to bolster exports.
In Mandalay, thousands of squatters without ID cards are left out of the previous government’s housing plan, but the new administration gives little hope.
North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast early on Tuesday, but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean officials say.
Wildlife authorities in Thailand raid a Buddhist temple where tigers are kept, vowing to seize more in response to pressure over wildlife trafficking.