Govt media reports that the state of emergency placed on Arakan State in June 2012 following communal riots has been lifted.
Up to 40 bamboo and wood structures are lost after a fire caused by a cooking accident spreads throughout Mae La Oon refugee camp.
The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week, ranging from a hotly anticipated award ceremony to music and puppet shows.
Rangoon’s new chief minister says he will focus on using local and foreign investment to ramp up infrastructure development in Burma’s commercial capital.
Local charities are gearing up to distribute water to parts of Burma that receive little rain even under normal circumstances.
A USDP official gets six months in prison under Burma’s Telecommunications Law, after sharing a fake nude image of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The eight non-state armed groups that signed the outgoing government’s nationwide ceasefire agreement form a new group to provide leadership throughout ongoing peace process nego
Arakan National Party lawmakers walk out of the Arakan State legislature in protest of the appointment of a National League for Democracy chief minister.
Burma’s regional chief ministers are officially announced at respective state and division parliaments.
On Armed Forces Day, Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing highlights the military’s role in Burma’s political reforms and its continued collaboration with a new govt.
Lawmakers say Burma’s incoming chief ministers will be appointed during Monday’s regional parliamentary sessions.
The United Wa State Army invites ethnic armed groups in ongoing conflict with the government to a meeting at its Panghsang headquarters in Shan State.
A groundbreaking ceremony for a museum dedicated to Burma's last dynasty is held in Mandalay.
A five percent tax on cell phone users, previously postponed after being met with intense backlash from the public, is set to go into effect on April 1.
An 11th hour decision by the outgoing Burmese government to grant citizenship to tens of thousands of ethnic Chinese in northern Shan State raises eyebrows.