Senior Communist Party of China official Song Tao says Beijing backs continued political role for Tatmadaw.
Facebook said a human rights report it commissioned on its presence in Myanmar showed it had not done enough to prevent its social network from being used to incite violence.
Wrapping up visit to Myanmar, delegation tells government it expects further action on human rights, labor conventions
Tokyo believes a stable, democratic and prosperous Myanmar can only be achieved through engagement with global community
Members of Brussels’ monitoring mission have met with a united front from politicians, union leaders and businesspeople as they investigate rights and labor conditions here.
Myanmar Social Welfare Minister U Win Myat said the two governments have agreed to start repatriating the first group of 2,000 refugees on Nov. 15.
Joint Myanmar-Bangladesh ministerial panel says refugees to start returning in mid-November; no details yet on number of returnees in first batch.
Reforms are making progress but Brussels’ support still needed, union reps tell delegation probing rights abuses
China, backed by Russia, failed to stop a UNSC briefing that accused Myanmar's military of genocide against Rohingya Muslims and urged the 15-member council to push for justice.
The Irrawaddy speaks to veteran Thai journalist Kavi Chongkittavorn about the key issues facing Myanmar, and its ties with Thailand, ASEAN and the West.
Workers would pay the price for withdrawal of trade preferences, which would destabilize the country, Ambassador Ichiro Maruyama says.
A district official said the 177 returnees have been allowed to move back to their homes or been resettled with relatives.
"The pile-on has been quite obvious. It’s also noteworthy that it hasn’t done any good," US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
China and Russia cannot block the briefing on the UN report because a minimum nine of the 15 council members support the move, which cannot be vetoed.
Vast majority of country’s 500,000 garment workers toil in factories supplying Europe