Official death toll put at 26 nationwide, but media, hospitals report higher numbers.
The Irrawaddy speaks with two generations of Thingyan Than Gyat lovers about the history and significance of the antiphonal chants and their efforts to keep the tradition alive.
Casket containing strand of Buddha’s hair removed to allow for repair of chamber at Botahtaung Pagoda
Major-General Tun Myat Naing says FPNCC would be open to NCA with some changes; AA ‘welcomes’ China’s Silk Road project
Human rights activists and media groups have written to Facebook questioning whether the social media platform was helping suppress dissent in the communist country.
NCA signatories seek way to jump-start stalled negotiations
The Rakhine State Parliament accepted a motion to debate a proposal to segregate Maungdaw Township along religious lines during its next session.
Work appears to moving ahead on prime Yangon site despite suspension order
Officials are planning to do more to warn visitors against climbing the pagodas of Bagan after a German tourist was injured in a fall on Tuesday.
A beach party, music fest, pencil painting and branding seminar — all in Yangon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
Lien AID CEO Koh Lian Hock believes in equipping people with the knowledge and skills to solve their water woes on their own.
Often fatigued and exhausted from her duties, there have been numerous rumors of the state counselor’s ill health.
Australia’s PM did not say whether Suu Kyi gave details of what support she was seeking or if she spoke specifically about violence against the Rohingya.
Local rock star Kyar Pauk showcases his art at his first solo exhibition.
A court case is underway in which the regional govt has sued a weekly journal for violating media ethics.