‘Our goal is to persuade them to sign the NCA and to join the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference,’ says Peace Commission member.
Deputy minister of foreign affairs U Kyaw Tin travels to Dhaka as UN reports 65,000 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh from Burma.
Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing tells China’s Special Envoy for Asian Affairs that armed revolution cannot succeed in Burma.
A group of Israeli lawyers and human rights activists hope to stop weapons deals with the Burma Army, citing the country’s human rights abuses.
The actions are described in a January report from the Ministry of Defense and confirmed by a Kachin Independence Army representative.
Yanghee Lee intended to visit Hpakant and Laiza as part of her 12-day visit to assess human rights abuses in Burma.
Charity concerts, art exhibitions, karate-do, and a Japanese film festival—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
The Mon Literature and Culture Committee raises awareness about Mon language, historical books, traditional dress, dance and musical instruments.
Fishing, a major industry in impoverished Arakan State, has been in a long decline, pushing many coastal communities into debt.
In Burma, savings groups give women alternatives to hard labor when crops fail.
Seven people were stomped to death by an elephant in ‘musth’ in northern Shan State’s Mongmit Township.
Around 100 participants vote to revive the Arakan League for Democracy during a weekend conference in Taungup Township.
Negotiations between employees and factory management in Mandalay Division regarding labor rights are canceled before demands are met, say workers.
Eight companies to operate 59 bus lines under a new bus service to tackle badly maintained buses, dangerous driving, and unprofessional staff.
The ceremony at the YMCA on 45th Street, commemorating the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, was called off after just 30 minutes.