Three monks on motorcycles tripped a landmine in northern Shan State, with one needing specialist treatment in Mandalay.
Myanmar military says Kyauktaw Township villager shot dead while attempting to flee questioning; bystander injured as gunfire strikes his car.
This week, The Irrawaddy joins a poll monitor and a political party official to discuss the UEC’s partiality, identity politics and other factors in next year’s vote.
Amid constant threats to their security, Rakhine civilians are treated with suspicion by the military, while police and state officials are unable or unwilling to help.
Without jobs, displaced northern Rakhine villagers are forced to survive on limited food in shabby huts with no prospect of a return to their homes.
TNLA attack on army trucks kills three soldiers, wounds three; armed group says convoy was heading into its zone; seven civilians suffer minor injuries, lawmaker says.
Residents of Sin The Pyin Village in Buthidaung Township say man, 60, was shot by soldiers from a hill in the area; Army reports clash with AA in nearby village.
Myanmar is pushing its bid for Mrauk-U, the seat of the ancient Arakan kingdom, to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List despite ongoing violence in the area.
The Young Men’s Buddhist Association has conferred the title ‘Mingala Dhamma Jotikadaja’ on Myanmar’s military chief, citing his efforts to promote Buddhism and peace.
In annual reshuffle, Myanmar police name new spokesman, as well as appointments at Anti-Human Trafficking Force, Transnational Crime Dept. and Special Branch.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the reasons the government has yet to convene the National Defense and Security Council, and the implications for the country.
A motorcyclist in Kyauktaw has reportedly been shot dead by government troops. The military says civilians must stop when told to.
Sagaing protesters have successfully persuaded the regional government to stop the Chinese firm behind the hated Letpadaung copper mine from opening another operation.
As insurgent threats mount, the military’s calls for a top-level security meeting grow louder.
Rakhine State villagers are being charged twice under the same law over twin April attacks on the police and army in Mrauk-U.