Clashes have increased in the Shahtu Zup village area in Kachin State’s Tanai Township between government troops and members of the Kachin Independence Army’s Battalion 14.
Suu Kyi will discuss the fate of the controversial hydropower project on the Ayeyarwady River in Kachin State, and Myanmar’s uncertain peace negotiations.
In a conference hosted by the Burmese American Muslims Association, a panel of international speakers condemns the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya.
The Irrawaddy keeps you up to date on the week that was in the national legislature.
President Htin Kyaw forms a new commission to evaluate all proposed hydropower projects on the Irrawaddy River prior to their going ahead.
If one were to ask who is ultimately in charge in Burma—State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi or army chief Min Aung Hlaing—they might find no clear answer, writes Lawi Weng.
On Karen Martyrs’ Day, the chairman of the Karen National Union reminds the group that military preparations must be carried out amid ongoing political negotiations.
The avid pursuit of virtual creatures via mobile phone screens is bringing urban Pokémon chasers into the compounds of various places of worship.
Activists launch a campaign to stop the government from cutting down more than 80 trees in order to build a new parliamentary building in Shan State.
Burma’s total trade volume dips during the term of the new government since April, with plans to boost exports meeting strong economic headwinds.
Suu Kyi’s announcement that the Union Peace Conference will take place on August 31 prompts questions, concerns and hesitation among ethnic armed groups.
Lower House representatives lament the effects of deep-seated graft in Burma, and call for a new, more empowered anti-corruption commission.
Pegu Division is the latest region hit by flooding in Burma, with more than 50,000 people affected, according to the divisional government.
Six Muslim residents are charged for allegedly traveling from other regions without government approval and failing to return their ‘white cards’ in 2015.
The United Nationalities Federal Council joins the political dialogue framework review meeting in Rangoon on Friday, just ahead of the Union Peace Conference.