The govt has granted one billion kyats for research and development in the health sector, according to the minister for health and sports.
MMA, a film festival, the annual Tazaungdaing Festival and art exhibitions – all in Yangon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and animator Wunna Soe shares his story.
Fake reports of police seizing guns from Yangon academy lead to hunt for identity of four Facebook users.
The country’s framework for the peace process promises to ‘make efforts to achieve 30 percent female participation in all political dialogues.’
Tour operators and industry officials report trip cancelations, drop in business.
In first public address since violence flared, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told diplomats she was ‘concerned’ about the Muslim exodus to Bangladesh.
Three climbers attempt to summit Kachin State’s Mt. Hkakabo Razi next August in hopes of settling a dispute over whether it is the region’s highest peak.
A night market, book sale, beauty show, concerts and art exhibitions – all in Yangon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
Application for ancient city will be submitted next year, says official.
Fast-dwindling mangroves in the Irrawaddy Delta could find an unlikely savior – drones.
Yo Ya May is a labor of love. The Bogyoke Market store sells Chin crafts, supports ethnic women and reinvigorates tradition.
Army is stopping the ‘unlawful acts’ of ethnic rebels, say military representatives.
On the 29th anniversary of the 8888 pro-democracy movement, The Irrawaddy revisits an essay by its once imprisoned English edition editor.
Police seize weapons and methamphetamine pills during car search in Karen State.