A new bill being drafted in India aims to curb the rise in human trafficking by raising the penalty for offenders and providing for victims’ rehabilitation.
Thailand is urging businesses to hire more older people to soften the impact of the aging workforce and to limit the rising cost of its pension scheme.
China’s first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery.
Lisu National Development Party lawmaker Lar Mar Lay discusses his party’s priorities as he enters the Lower House.
Despite last week’s sea change in the Union Parliament, it is unclear if Burma’s LGBTQ citizens will find long-sought support in the new government.
Burma’s foreign direct investment (FDI) flow is expected to be sluggish this year as the country undergoes a period of political transition, experts say.
Tin Ei, a lawyer and MP from Thanbyuzayat Township, is the first female speaker of one of Burma’s 14 regional parliaments.
While an evaluation committee has finished its selection process, it has yet to announce the successful tender to lead a traffic control project in Rangoon.
The Irrawaddy revisits a February 2015 interview with Scot Marciel who was unanimously endorsed as ambassador to Burma by the US Senate on Tuesday.
A court in Mandalay’s Maha Aung Myay Township denied bail Wednesday to detained former monk U Gambira, a prominent figure in the 2007 Saffron Revolution.
The outgoing president gives 32 out of 33 President’s Excellent Performance awards to members of his inner circle in Naypyidaw.
The Union Parliament has approved a joint bill committee—consisting of members from both parliamentary houses—to scrutinize bills before a Union-level vote.
An air force plane crashes near Naypyidaw, with one reported survivor.
A heritage conservation group has been honored with an award for their efforts to preserve century-old buildings in Rangoon, Burma’s former capital.