Navy Chief Gen Tin Aung San attends an international naval meeting in Rhode Island, becoming the country’s first high-ranking military official to go to the US since sanctions were
Migrant rights defender Andy Hall is given a three-year suspended sentence and fined US$4,300 in Thailand for contributing to a report that alleged human rights abuses in the count
Nearly 750,000 foreign nationals arrived in Burma through air and sea ports during the first seven months of 2016, says the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
Burma’s Lower House of Parliament passes a bill abolishing provisions that require citizens to report overnight guests to authorities.
US Ambassador to Burma Scot Marciel says 104 names will be eliminated from a treasury blacklist, including ex-military generals and associates of the former ruling junta.
Activists criticize State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Humanitarian of the Year Award, saying she has been silent about the country’s ethnic groups that are victims in an ongoing
Pop concerts, art exhibitions, a housing fair and an education fair—all in Rangoon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
U Ye Htut is appointed as an auxiliary member of the once-ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party without his prior knowledge.
State Counselor says ‘politics’ was behind a joint statement from 11 political parties denouncing the Kofi Annan-led Arakan State Advisory Commission.
Domestic workers San Kay Khaing, 17, and Tha Zin, 16, escaped their abusers in downtown Rangoon after a journalist pushes for an investigation into their case.
Burma’s religious leaders have joined together in urging people to continue building peace on an individual level throughout the country.
Opposition to Chinese-invested hydropower schemes in Burma is being orchestrated by “extreme” groups in the country, writes an influential Chinese newspaper.
US-based activists question the rationale for canceling their representative’s speech at a community meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in New York.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
A court martial in northern Shan State finds seven Burma Army soldiers guilty of murdering five civilians in Mong Yaw village.