It is the first time the military has invited the former commander-in-chief since he was forced to retire from the military in 1976.
At the Yangon Photo Festival, Hkun Li’s exhibition ‘The Price of Bananas’ chronicles the human and environmental cost of illegal banana plantations in Kachin State.
It is 137 years since the Bernard Free Library was established by British colonialists, becoming today’s National Library of Myanmar.
Residents were trapped in elevators and choked by smoke as fire raged through two floors of a mixed-use building.
The government and 10 ethnic armed groups have agreed to convene the Union-level Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee next month after a yearlong delay.
The Rakhine conflict is increasingly marked by civilian casualties, for which neither of the warring parties is being held accountable.
The Irrawaddy provides an overview of key events and controversies in the prominent child-rape case while the culprit is still at large.
A new World Bank report says Myanmar’s current reforms fall short and urges steps to address economic mismanagement, resource exploitation, conflict and social exclusion.
On this day in 1957, education reformer U Kaung died in a car crash in India. He initiated free education, expanded the school curriculum and promoted foreign study.
Showcasing work by photographers from Myanmar and beyond, the 12th Yangon Photo Festival addresses issues like environmental threats, peace-building and social justice.
On a cold night in Shan State’s Loi Tai Leng recently, army generals shared whiskey with ethnic commanders; what does the uneasy camaraderie signal for the peace process?
On this day in 1953, Myanmar lost the prominent and pioneering cartoonist U Ba Gyan, author of scathing political cartoons and creator of Myanmar’s first animated movie.
Born 107 years ago on Monday, ethnic Karen General Smith Dun has been written out of Burmese military history.
In 1981, dictator Gen. Ne Win awarded the British MP Arthur Bottomley the prestigious Aung San Tagun title in recognition of his work on the 1947 Panglong Agreement.
As Parliament debates amendments to the Minimum Wage Law, The Irrawaddy discusses the state of industrial relations with two leading trade unionists.