Aileen Thomson reflects on commemorations of the pro-democracy struggle.
As Rakhine State reels from recent violence, India debates whether to deport the self-identified Rohingya who have migrated there over the years.
With a lack of reliable information and tension on both sides, immediate access for a credible, international organization to the region is necessary.
Muslim groups condemn the recent attacks in Rakhine State and urge Muslims across the country to collaborate for stability.
Govt says it will investigate photos posted online that claim to show Muslims in Rakhine burning houses after netizens question authenticity.
Self-identifying Rohingya villagers from the Shwe Zar village tract say that they want to keep living with Rakhine Buddhists in peace.
Rakhine State Hindus sheltering in Sittwe say relatives have been killed or are among the thousands seeking refuge in Bangladesh.
Aye Thein argues that the international influences on “Buddhist extremism” have been overlooked.
The Irrawaddy revisits this interview with Rakhine history expert Dr. Jacques P. Leider on the subject of ethnic groups in western Myanmar in light of recents attacks.
Branded a terrorist organization by the govt, ARSA rallies local Muslims to establish ‘Rohingya-only area,’ claims Myanmar Army spokesperson.
The Vatican confirms the visit hours after Bangladesh border guards push back thousands of Rohingya fleeing the worst violence in Myanmar in years.
Myanmar govt says it will carry out recommendations quickly, and a major attack occurs in Rakhine soon after the commission releases its final report.
‘It should be clear that violence is not the solution to the challenges facing Rakhine State,’ says the former UN chief in a statement.
First Myanmar visit by a pope to take place in late November or early December, according to source.
The Irrawaddy discusses the lack of public support for recent anti-government protests in Yangon and Mandalay.