A Canadian Zen Buddhist monk who came to Burma to teach meditation discovers that his life must go in a different direction.
A headcount of those living in the Muslim quarter of Sittwe finds little to indicate, as was claimed, that its population had swelled in recent years.
Burma’s commander-in-chief says that the army will support Suu Kyi’s second ‘Panglong-style’ peace conference but that future political participation will depend on stabili
A woman from a village tract in Hpakant Township’s Sai Taung village, in Kachin State, was gunned down by three men on Sunday, according to local sources.
Villagers in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township feel threatened as whole mountains are turned into dangerous, unstable waste heaps.
US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Burma’s new civilian-led government to complete the Southeast Asian nation’s transition to democracy by implementing further reforms.
The Irrawaddy keeps you up-to-date on the parliamentary proceedings of the week that was.
Two Burmese gender equality leaders take on the tough question of how women can carve out a greater role in the new government and society at large.
After criticism from rights groups, the Upper House of Parliament debates scrapping further harsh provisions in Burma’s Peaceful Assembly law.
Three young Arakanese women, lured by well-paid factory jobs, barely escape after finding themselves nearly sold as brides to Chinese men.
Fishing villages in the Irrawaddy Delta share a mangrove-covered island with a community of endangered saltwater crocodiles.
Fringe politician Nay Myo Wai faces charges under Burma’s Telecommunications Law for allegedly defaming the president, army chief and state counselor on social media.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s new push for a peace conference with ethnic armed organizations is expected to include groups still “clashing” with the Burma Army.
Disunity among ethnic armed groups may result in irreconcilable demands, frustrating Suu Kyi’s plans for a ‘21st Century Panglong Conference.’
Two weeks after a Shan leader declared the National League for Democracy unreliable, Shan and Arakanese parties team up to create an ethnic bloc.