Paletwa in Chin State has been blocked off by fighting and the Chin Human Rights Organization says villagers are forced to feed rebel troops.
A video posted by China’s Xinhua in which a Myanmar woman describes a happy, prosperous marriage to a Chinese man could be used by human traffickers, activists warn.
Risking his health, a Yangon bird seller waits for the few pedestrians still looking to make merit on the streets of the city’s Hledan quarter amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
One of Yangon’s health chiefs says the infection rate in the city has fallen from around 500 per day to 300 during this week.
Stricter stay-at-home orders for the whole city started on Monday while businesses are being told to work from home as coronavirus cases rise by up to 500 per day.
Myanmar reported 12 more fatalities from COVID-19 on Monday—11 in Yangon and one in Sittwe; the country’s death toll now stands at 32 with 3,299 total cases.
A chief medic in Sittwe says the current strain of coronavirus is more virulent but less deadly than earlier this year.
This week, The Irrawaddy talks with public health expert Dr. Sitt Naing about the ‘second wave’ of COVID-19, virus mutations and what we can expect from a vaccine.
Troops allegedly responded to a landmine blast by killing two villagers and burning more than 200 homes.
China’s foreign affairs supremo, Yang Jiechi, is expected to visit Myanmar at some point this week, the embassy in Yangon has announced.
Myanmar’s military and government have looked the other way as a megaproject backed by shadowy Chinese interests threatens peace and social stability in Karen State.
Four IDP Rakhine State camps in Mrauk-U have been identified as possible coronavirus hotspots after NGO staff test positive.
The Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) says five of its members, including three health workers, were abducted by the Arakan Army (AA) this week in Ponnagyun, Rakhine State.
Three activists were detained by police for holding a Karen Martyrs’ Day event in Yangon without permission.
U Shwe Mann, founder of the Union Betterment Party and ex-chair of the military proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party, says he will not run in Myanmar’s election.