The fighting has displaced hundreds of villagers in Namtu Township, where two ethnic armed groups accuse a third of encroaching on their territory.
How communists played a shadowy role in Myanmar's 1988 pro-democracy uprising.
These women played key roles in the popular uprising 30 years ago or have carried on the pro-democracy movement it helped inspire.
The failure of the 1988 uprising points to the challenges Myanmar faced then, and still faces today.
Burma’s democracy movement needs some serious soul searching if it wants to secure its aims.
The former minister says Chinese investment in Kyaukphyu’s deep-sea port and special economic zone projects was not anticipated.
U Win Myint warned local authorities in Yangon and Bago regions not to drag out high-profile legal cases or commit to any projects the union government has yet to approve.
Peace Commission’s ambitious ‘Business for Peace’ initiative calls for armed ethnic groups to establish public companies
Defense Ministry says spending increase needed to transform Tatmadaw into 'standard Army, Navy and Air Force'
The former Thai diplomat tells The Irrawaddy that the next few months could be ‘game-changing’ for Myanmar, depending on how it handles developments in the strife-torn state.
U Set Aung said Myanmar's new deal with the SEZ's Chinese developer would include safeguards against a debt trap and that efforts to reform the overall economy were on track.
Police vow to find vandal; statue faced local opposition from ethnic Kachin when it was put up last year.
U Set Aung said Myanmar will endeavor to take on no loans from China to see the project completed, amid ongoing talks to renegotiate its deal with the developer.
A Reuters reporter accused of obtaining secret state documents told a court a policeman had called him on the day he was arrested and insisted on a meeting.
U Set Aung's appointment comes amid the government's efforts to renegotiate its agreement with the project's Chinese developer to give Myanmar a larger stake.