The UN agency lifts restrictions on Burma, citing progress in the fight against forced labor, in a move Burma’s government hopes will boost foreign investment.
Observers including an official from the US Embassy and members of Parliament attend union-level peace talks between the government and Karenni rebels.
EU officials discussed trade relations and aid support with Burmese officials, but warned that the Arakan crisis would be a “test case” for government reforms.
A cloudy June morning doesn’t deter the sunny mood of supporters gathered to celebrate the birthday of Burma’s democracy icon.
Burma will not honor a proposal reportedly floated last week to loan a white elephant to Thailand in commemoration of 65 years of bilateral ties.
The Irrawaddy speaks to a 969 leader and an anti-969 monk to learn more about the controversial movement advocating Buddhist nationalism.
An advocacy group for Burmese communities in Malaysia sends an open letter to President Thein Sein, calling for greater assistance for Burma’s citizens in Malaysia.