The Burma Army uses two helicopters to attack the base of a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) battalion in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township, according to KIA sources.
Burma’s main opposition party elects new leaders, replacing ex-President U Thein Sein as chairman with U Than Htay, a retired general and former minister.
The Central Bank publishes an inflation rate of 12.14 percent, surpassing the predictions of the World Bank and leading to fears of an upward spiral.
The Arakan Natural Resources and Environmental Network (ANREN) says its members will march to demand decentralization of natural resources by the Union government.
Ethnic Shan advocacy organizations express opposition to the construction of hydropower dam projects on the Salween River in Shan State.
Rangoon Division police distribute photos of three men wanted for questioning in the murder to other police stations across Burma.
A court in Rangoon indicts a man under the telecommunications law for insulting the military chief and former president on social media.
Plenty of live music and art exhibitions to take your pick from this week in Rangoon—as chosen by The Irrawaddy.
Military representatives of the National Reconciliation and Peace Center object to a proposal put forward in a meeting with an ethnic armed group delegation.
The National Human Rights Commission criticizes overcrowding and inadequate staffing and provisions of water and medicine at the Sagaing Division prison.
Twelve high-rise construction projects under suspension for months are given the green light to resume, after developers petitioned the government.
A vortex of vested interests runs up against the state counselor’s consolidation of decision-making power, in an increasingly complex peace process.
The Wathann Film Festival—the first of its kind in Burma—will return to Rangoon’s Waziya Cinema from September 7-11.
The government remains undecided on whether to grant official approval to unsanctioned hotels built in Bagan’s famed archaeological zone.