China says it has consistently demanded its companies abroad respect local laws after villagers protested against operations at the Letpadaung mine.
The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week, including several new art exhibitions and a circus.
Mandalay officials meet with vendors affected by a fire that tore through Mingalar Market in March, discussing plans for future restoration.
Activists are pumping resources into building wells in Shan State’s upland areas that can provide water to the residents of its El Niño-scorched villages.
The Burma Army takes two Kachin Independence Army bases near Hpakant, where a series of explosions also rocked the town over the weekend.
A committee tasked with preserving two of Mandalay’s most famous attractions is considering reopening a dike and other measures to revive the area.
Fighting between the Arakan Army and government troops has forced people from their homes and left locals desperate for government and international assistance.
A massive explosion at a non-state armed group’s munitions warehouse in Shan State’s Mongla kills at least two people and injures six others.
President Htin Kyaw announces nine new committees and commissions, aiming to strengthen oversight of state projects and joint ventures, and oversee land disputes.
Protesters would enjoy more rights and lighter sentences for violations if a bill proposed Thursday in Parliament passes as expected.
The Ta’ang National Liberation Army claims to have retaken bases from the Shan State Army-South after fighting across eight locations in northern Shan State.
Labor rights protestors send representatives to meet with the Ministry of Labor in Naypyidaw, hoping to resolve their issues with a Sagaing-based plywood factory.
Foodie Myanmar lists and lauds some of the finest burger joints in the commercial capital Rangoon.
Lawmakers debate the citizenship and name of Shan State’s Mong Wong-Burmans, with some claiming Burma’s previous government had ulterior motives in granting them rights.
Tsai Ing-wen becomes Taiwan’s first woman president this month, when her mission will be to convince China her party is not seeking independence.