Defending Myanmar against genocide charges in The Hague, the State Counselor finds herself in a position she could not have imagined just a few years ago.
Beijing wants Hong Kong cabinet reshuffle by year-end, paper reports, but leader Carrie Lam says she is focused on restoring order; more protests planned for Tuesday.
Police re-enter Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University and remove a newly discovered cache of petrol bombs left behind by anti-government protesters last month.
Myanmar is right to worry about Beijing’s influence, but China-bashing isn’t the answer. The message to China—and to all—should be clear: Respect Myanmar’s sovereignty.
The Myanmar government has announced plans to form a single ministry to handle economic programs as well as plans to support private sector growth.
Carrie Lam, chief executive of Hong Kong, predicts city’s economy to contract in 2019 as impact of months of violent street protests makes itself felt.
World Bank cites five areas of improvement as Myanmar climbs six places to 165th in 2020 ease of doing business ranking.
Joko Widodo sworn in for a second term as Indonesia’s president vowing to cut red tape, expand infrastructure, improve education and create jobs.
Under the NLD government, inflation has rebounded after an initial fall, while prices have risen steadily. The Irrawaddy’s infographics illustrate key data since 2016.
Extra rainfall in June-Sept expected to allow farmers to increase areas under winter-sown crops such as wheat, boosting rural incomes and reviving Indian economic growth.
Myanmar has won praise from the World Bank for reforms aimed at attracting foreign investment.
Many of the protesters in Hong Kong are students demanding democracy, but others are people from the poorest parts of the city demanding the govt address economic woes.
Markets are empty in Jammu and Kashmir as a lockdown following the end of the Indian state’s special status hits transport and trade.
Minister U Kyaw Tin says Myanmar, China will undertake their first joint boundary inspection in 24 years; aerial photography to begin in January.
Chinese industrial output growth weakens, dragging down Asian markets; safe-haven assets including gold and yen rise.