Japanese have long been conditioned to prepare for earthquakes, but powerful typhoons and sudden, heavy rains have brought to the forefront another kind of disaster: flooding.
Despite the president’s call for officials to value their work, independent media face a bleak outlook as they confront heavily subsidized state counterparts and hostility toward
Bidhayak Das looks at whether the current framework agreement will hold through the finalization of a Naga peace deal.
The TNLA last month took a Shan civilian away at gunpoint and put her on trial for obstructing troops. The govt and civil society groups call for her immediate release.
The military-aligned opposition party said the "national interest" was at the top of its agenda and pledged to prevent any "territorial loss” or "bullying from foreign countries.
Vaguely worded, century-old law criminalizes news gathering and leaves journalists open to official abuse, say media, legal and rights activists.
Rights activists say the govt tightened its restrictions following a recent protest.
How communists played a shadowy role in Myanmar's 1988 pro-democracy uprising.
Tatmadaw’s refusal to consider public recommendations means the road to a fair and representative union will be a long one.
“All in all, it is incumbent on ASEAN to reach out to the United States, Japan, India, and Australia,” writes Kavi Chongkittavorn regarding US Indo-Pacific strategy.
Mandate to rule is being eroded by inaction over humanitarian emergency in the north
The Irrawaddy presents a decade of commentary and opinion on Myanmar’s controversial charter and the various efforts to change it
UN visits troubled Rakhine State, while China and Western nations continue to both influence and pressure once-isolated Myanmar.
NLD co-founder U Win Tin's call for justice for political prisoners has yet to be answered.
Local groups say Facebook CEO’s assurances are not sufficient, given country’s complex and unique characteristics