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.
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.
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.
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.
Concrete traffic blocks—blamed for worsening congestion and causing accidents—are to be removed across Burma’s largest city, reversing a policy of Rangoon’s previous mayor.
Despite pledges from the Arakan State government to allocate more money toward the state’s IDPs, some see it as coming up short.
Burma’s new government will launch a campaign aimed at reducing betel nut consumption, starting with a sales ban around hospitals, schools and government buildings.
A Shan State MP sought to submit a proposal to Parliament that would help displaced children receive an education, but her efforts were denied.
A bill to amend Burma’s colonial-era law requiring citizens to inform local officials when guests spend the night in their homes is up for debate.