Whether it’s to celebrate their history, find long-lost loved ones or just enjoy the festivities, people flock to Shan State National Day from all corners of the region
The Myanmar military says it only uses drones for security purposes, rejecting AA’s claim it uses them in combat; KNU says even reconnaissance use violates ceasefire.
Gen. Yawd Serk, the leader of an ethnic Shan armed group, urged his counterparts to compromise on demands to enable April's peace summit to take place.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Myanmar and the People’s Republic of China. The Irrawaddy presents a timeline of key events.
In a positive sign for the formal peace process, Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement signatories will meet government representatives at the 8th JICM in Naypyitaw on Jan. 8.
Despite numerous informal peace talks, fighting continues and trust is in short supply. But both sides now believe a formal summit can be held in January.
Myanmar army chief Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing has visited the Pa-O Self-Administered Zone to discuss setting up a tea and coffee production hub with the local community.
The Karen National Union says it will meet with Myanmar’s military, government and ethnic armed groups to build a framework for a permanent ceasefire and a federal Union.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi makes donation to new temple in Shan State at event organized by ethnic Pa-O National Organization.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to join a Buddhist donation ceremony this week hosted by the Pa-O National Organization, a former ethnic armed group.
Various international models are available, but one way or another the Myanmar military must address the demands of ethnic minorities if the country is to achieve peace.
This week, The Irrawaddy joins a poll monitor and a political party official to discuss the UEC’s partiality, identity politics and other factors in next year’s vote.
President says democracy in Myanmar ‘in fledgling stage’ at event to mark International Democracy Day; State Counselor urges all groups to act in the national interest.
NLD renegade and two members of Rakhine party quit to voice their disapproval with the panel’s process for drafting the amendment bill.
At the end of the five-day conference, leaders of ethnic armed organizations called for continued political negotiations and an end to current fighting.