Yangon’s colonial-era General Post Office played a key role in opening the isolated former kingdom up to the rest of the world, despite wars and disruption.
Sixty Myanmar students are unable to leave Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, after China said it would be ‘very difficult’ to evacuate foreigners.
Game meat markets and casinos closed while authorities and ethnic armed groups on the Chinese border increase screening as the flu death toll hits 81.
This week, The Irrawaddy talks to migrant worker advocate Ko Htoo Chit and elections expert Ko Sai Ye Kyaw Swar Myint about prospects for Myanmar voters abroad in 2020.
Four hundred more cameras will be installed in already heavily monitored Naypyitaw.
Tokyo says it welcomes Myanmar’s move to investigate and prosecute rights abuses and war crimes in Rakhine State reported by a domestic commission of inquiry.
Yangon’s authorities are paying for a free monthly ferry service to remote Coco Island but the ship is only available to civil servants and islanders.
Yangon police have told activists that any protest at the Chinese Embassy during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit would harm bilateral relations.
A court in Pakistan has overturned ex-president Pervez Musharraf’s death sentence, saying the special tribunal that handed it down was unconstitutional.
Rejecting the NLD and ethnic parties’ constitutional amendment process, the Myanmar military has gone its own way on charter change, submitting proposals independently.
Ma May Sabe Phyu, a longtime women’s rights activist from Myanmar, has won the United Nations Development Program’s N-Peace Award.
US envoy meets with officials in China, S. Korea and Japan as diplomats race to engage with North Korea ahead of the country’s year-end deadline for talks.
After her World Court appearance, State Counselor offers her personal thanks to a group of Myanmar people who braved the cold to support her in The Hague.
Defending Myanmar against genocide charges in The Hague, the State Counselor finds herself in a position she could not have imagined just a few years ago.
Mon national schools are vital to preserving Mon language and culture, but as teachers are underpaid and schools struggle for funds, the future is uncertain.