China’s Premier Li Keqiang says he is confident Hong Kong can deal with whatever issues it faces, though he avoided direct mention of recent turmoil.
Indonesian security forces kill two ethnic Uighur Chinese belonging to a militant network led by the country’s most wanted man, police say.
Western policy shifts lead to decreased support for ethnic opposition and increased aid and investment for military and government interests in Burma.
A Health Ministry investigation is ongoing into the cause of three newborns’ deaths after they received hepatitis B vaccines last week at Bago General Hospital.
Ethnic Palaung groups claim widespread human rights abuses perpetrated by the Burma Army amid an ongoing offensive by government troops in northern Shan State.
National League for Democracy nominee Htin Kyaw’s election on Tuesday as Burma’s next president has received roaring applause from figures around the world.
Burma’s President-elect Htin Kyaw will submit a proposal expected to shake up his incoming cabinet by reducing the number of ministries within the executive.
The Irrawaddy speaks to a variety of people, including lawmakers, politicians and supporters, to get their thoughts on a Htin Kyaw presidency.
The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events, ranging from rock and martial arts to art shows, happening in Rangoon this week.
Since Htin Kyaw’s Tuesday morning confirmation as Burma’s next president, observers have been speculating on the political shift’s economic impact.
An Arakan State-based journalist claims to have been targeted by an explosion at his home in Sittwe for his media outlet’s coverage of controversial issues.
Activists mark International Day of Action for Rivers along Burma’s Salween River, expressing concern over the Burmese government’s six planned dams on the waterway.
The Union Parliament votes in favor of Lower House National League for Democracy (NLD) nominee Htin Kyaw to serve as Burma’s next president.
For years he walked alongside Aung San Suu Kyi, a quiet confidant as she campaigned for democracy. On Tuesday, Htin Kyaw will become Burma’s president.
The Irrawaddy discusses a range of issues with now-former US Ambassador to Burma Derek Mitchell, including economic sanctions, national identity and Burma’s historic November ele