A new report documents torture suffered by Burma’s political prisoners under the military regime and the challenges they face when rejoining society.
A KBZ subsidiary is to launch new, high-speed satellite communications services in Burma, targeting banks and then telecoms operators.
Anxieties over a particularly harsh dry season in Burma are tempered by hopes that the new government will be more responsive to the needs of its citizens.
Two civilians working on banana farms claim they were beaten by Burma Army soldiers near the Kachin Independence Army headquarters in Kachin State.
Rights groups call for an independent investigation into the shooting of a Rohingya Muslim who was involved in a mass breakout from a Thai detention center.
Thousands of people in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka need aid including clean drinking water, dry food rations and medicines after a cyclone hammered the region.
The Rangoon divisional government is poised to drastically slash the number of bus lines, many of which overlap and contribute to mounting congestion in the city.
A young poet gets six months in jail for defaming former President Thein Sein, making him one of the first political activists sentenced under Burma’s new government.
More than a dozen gem prospectors die when piles of mining waste collapse in Hpakant Township’s jade mining area, where dangerous landslides are increasingly common.
As the new government vows to tackle legacy disputes over land confiscations, old grievances resurface at a rubber plantation operated by one of Burma’s largest conglomerates.
A doctor who promotes health care joins a political science educator, a storytelling group and a band of charity buskers as recipients of the diaspora-run award.
The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week.
India’s worst drought in decades is hurting women and Dalits disproportionately, with impacts ranging from malnutrition to early marriage to prostitution.
A dormitory fire in Thailand kills 18 girls, many of whom were roused by a dorm-mate but went back to sleep, thinking it was a prank.