Ambassadors to Myanmar from 18 countries have called on the military and ethnic armed groups to end hostilities as the country is extremely vulnerable to impacts of COVID-19.
Myawaddy on the Thai border is being flooded with returning migrants as they flee COVID-19 and factory closures.
A 36-year-old travelling from the United States and 26-year-old returning from Britain, both Myanmar nationals, had tested positive.
India’s engagement with Myanmar should be aimed at fostering democracy, building a federal union and achieving peace—not merely chasing geopolitical goals.
A global watchdog is set to put Myanmar on its money-laundering ‘gray list’, sources close to an ongoing meeting in Paris said, citing trafficking, regulatory concerns.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appeared as “Mr Shithole” in posts on the social media platform when translated into English from Myanmar.
As the National League for Democracy government pushes economic reform, The Irrawaddy looks at events that defined Myanmar’s economy in 2019 and its prospects for growth.
Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army leader Ataullah has thanked The Gambia for bringing genocide charges against the Myanmar military to the International Court of Justice.
On this day in 1961, Myanmar opened the second Southeast Asian Peninsular Games. It dominated the medals table, in contrast to the current performances in the Philippines.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses how Myanmar should address the country’s pending prosecution at the ICJ over the Rohingya issue.
Chinese Special Envoy for Asian Affairs Sun Guoxiang delivered a donation of US$1 million to the Myanmar government this week in support of the peace process.
Rice farmers in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Region say the government has yet to purchase any of their paddy though the market price has fallen below the government’s minimum.
Out of more than 50 abducted by Arakan Army on Saturday, 14 have been rescued; a combined air and land operation underway to free the rest, the government army says.
This week, The Irrawaddy looks at the anniversary of Myanmar’s landmark ceasefire with Karen National Union representative Mahn Nyein Maung and analyst U Maung Maung Soe.
Will the current transition lead Myanmar back into authoritarian rule, or is the country on the verge of finally breaking its historical cycle of thwarted opportunities?