More than a dozen gem prospectors die when piles of mining waste collapse in Hpakant Township’s jade mining area, where dangerous landslides are increasingly common.
As the new government vows to tackle legacy disputes over land confiscations, old grievances resurface at a rubber plantation operated by one of Burma’s largest conglomerates.
A doctor who promotes health care joins a political science educator, a storytelling group and a band of charity buskers as recipients of the diaspora-run award.
The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week.
India’s worst drought in decades is hurting women and Dalits disproportionately, with impacts ranging from malnutrition to early marriage to prostitution.
The family of a pro-democracy activist killed in 1988 has at last performed her funerary rites, with her dying wish for democracy considered fulfilled.
A Thai court accepts an appeal filed by defense lawyers for two Burmese migrants sentenced to death for the murder of two British backpackers in 2014.
According to Kachin and Shan community leaders, the Burma Army is responsible for killing and burning the bodies of several villagers in Shan State.
Rangoon has nearly 200,000 stray dogs, leading to a search for the most effective and ethical methods of controlling the number of canines on the streets.
An activist marching from Rangoon to Sagaing Division to raise awareness of the Letpadaung copper mining issue is arrested with a friend outside Mandalay.
A Canadian Zen Buddhist monk who came to Burma to teach meditation discovers that his life must go in a different direction.
A headcount of those living in the Muslim quarter of Sittwe finds little to indicate, as was claimed, that its population had swelled in recent years.
Burma’s commander-in-chief says that the army will support Suu Kyi’s second ‘Panglong-style’ peace conference but that future political participation will depend on stabili
A woman from a village tract in Hpakant Township’s Sai Taung village, in Kachin State, was gunned down by three men on Sunday, according to local sources.
Villagers in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township feel threatened as whole mountains are turned into dangerous, unstable waste heaps.