Painted gold after a visit by Snr-Gen Than Shwe, locals want the famed pagoda returned to its original color.
India mobilizes 60,000 troops ahead of publication of a list that will be used to detect and deport illegal immigrants - mainly Muslims - from Bangladesh.
The Irrawaddy rounds up significant events in what has been a troubled year for Myanmar.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals, groups and events that shaped headlines in 2017, for better or worse.
U Parmaukkha is again denied bail for an unauthorized 2016 protest in front of the US Embassy.
A Thai monastery caught up in a money laundering case is helping pay for the event and sending its own monks to take part.
When pressed if he used the word Rohingya during a meeting with Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, the Pope replied he used the words needed to get to the message.
Pope Francis calls for decisive measures to resolve the political reasons that caused mostly Muslim refugees in Myanmar to flee to Bangladesh.
Vatican defends the pope’s decision not to use the word ‘Rohingya’ in public during visit to Myanmar, saying his presence drew attention to the crisis.
Pope Francis calls on Myanmar people to embrace peace and reconciliation as their country emerges from nearly five decades of military rule.
In meeting with religious leaders, Pope Francis urges respect for differences and peace.
Pope Francis met with Myanmar’s military chief to start a delicate visit to the majority-Buddhist country that has been accused of ethnic cleansing.
The visit coincides with intl pressure after security clearance operations forced some 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
Pope Francis will meet the head of Myanmar’s army and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, both late additions to a tour of the two countries next week.
Nationalist monk U Parmaukkha is sentenced to one month in prison for violating the Peaceful Assembly Act last year.