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.
Burma’s government and NGOs will present reports on women’s issues at a UN conference in Switzerland in July.
The first session of Parliament closes after enacting nine new bills but leaving numerous issues up for debate when the legislature returns in July.
The speaker of the Lower House says the Constitution can be amended only after peace and reconciliation are achieved throughout the country.
Ethnic armed organizations and a government delegation that included Burma Army officials met in Rangoon to further discuss the peace dialogue process.
After being sentenced to hard labor for allegedly striking a police officer, BBC reporter Nay Myo Lin seeks an acquittal or lighter sentence on appeal.
Stateless Rohingya villagers have rejected new cards that omit information on ethnicity and religion, partially postponing a citizenship verification drive.