Fighting between Myanmar’s army and the Arakan Army has forced numerous schools to close across Paletwa in Chin State as vital exams approach in March.
The EU has bestowed its Schuman Awards on a women’s rights activist, a human rights lawyer and a satirical troupe who ‘carry the flame of freedom for others’ in Myanmar.
The Rakhine conflict is increasingly marked by civilian casualties, for which neither of the warring parties is being held accountable.
Yangon labor activists say they have lost trust in government – with the November election looming – after they were prosecuted for asking the authorities for help.
Telecom firm Telenor says the government has reimposed an internet blackout in five townships in Rakhine and Chin states, though no official announcement has been made.
A Tanintharyi Region court has granted bail to lawyer U Kyi Myint and poet U Saw Wai in a defamation case brought by the military over their comments about charter amendment.
A local Kachin group is asking for help finding two girls from Shan State who were trafficked to China as the group gathers evidence against suspects held by a local militia.
Responding to the ICJ’s imposition of provisional measures against Myanmar, the government has reiterated its stance that there was no genocide against the Rohingya.
In a blow to State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the International Court of Justice has approved provisional measures to protect the Rohingya.
A Tanintharyi court issued arrest warrants for their failure to appear in court as they face a lawsuit from the military for comments on amending the Constitution.
Unlike its predecessors, the NLD govt is ensuring deals with China benefit Myanmar, Sean Turnell, adviser to the State Counselor, tells The Irrawaddy in an interview.
Yangon police have told activists that any protest at the Chinese Embassy during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit would harm bilateral relations.
Activists are voicing concerns about Myanmar’s newly replaced human rights commission, saying the new members lack diversity and were selected without transparency.
The Ta’ang Women’s Organization says villagers are increasingly being targeted as violence increases between Myanmar’s military and rebel armies in northern Shan State.
Today marks 72 years since the nation’s first prime minister, U Nu, laid the foundation of Independence Monument, a landmark symbolizing national sovereignty.