A human rights film festival, trivia night, bodybuilding contest and plenty of art shows to keep you busy in Rangoon this week.
Aung San Suu Kyi has a moral responsibility to try to ease tensions between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, says her fellow Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu expresses a desire to work with the Burmese government to quell racial and sectarian violence in Arakan State.
Heavy rain and severe flooding continue to devastate parts of Arakan State, says a spokesperson for the regional government.
Ethnic Mon NGOs oppose the new chief minister’s plan to give Burman migrants household registration, a move they fear would erode their own influence.
Burma’s vastly lucrative jade trade has been hit by oversupply and slowing Chinese demand, with some industry insiders calling for government intervention.
In the first sign of conflict within Burma’s biggest Buddhist nationalist organization, two high-ranking monks descend to name-calling on Facebook.
The Burma Army has deployed drones in ethnic minority regions, likely for surveillance and surgical strikes, says a defense analyst for IHS Jane’s.
Retired Burmese meteorologist Dr. Tun Lwin delivers a foreboding forecast for the remainder of 2016, already a year of extreme weather in Burma.
US businesses argue insufficient sanctions relief; Japanese firm hopes to win noodle market share; Heineken faces challenges; Burma tops Mekong region for oil opportunities.
The Irrawaddy keeps you up to date on the week that was in the national legislature.
Ethnic minority parliamentarians have criticized the apparent sidelining of minority language instruction in government schools.
Three allied armed organizations are calling on the national government’s new envoy to convene initial peace talks in the remote areas under ethnic control.
Irrawaddy Division’s irrigation department racks up multi-million dollar debt after China fails to deliver on an Irrawaddy River tunnel project.
Burma has postponed opening a trading post on a disputed border, fearing that it would legitimize Thai encroachment into what it considers Burmese territory.