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2 Armed Men Attack Military-Owned Bank in Shan State

A Burmese military-owned bank in eastern Burma was targeted by armed attackers over the weekend, according to the military’s information department.


The leader of Bangladesh’s main opposition party threats retaliation if local elections being held this week are not conducted fairly.

Indonesia Gives 72-Hour Execution Notice to Drug Traffickers

Australia continues to lobby Indonesia to spare the lives of two Australians on death row despite 10 prisoners being told they could die within days.

Desperate Nepalese Sleep in Open, Seek Help as Aftershocks Spread Fear

Thousands of desperate Nepalese huddled under tents and sought scarce food and medical supplies on Monday, two days after a massive quake killed more than 3,200 people.

‘We Among the Democratic Forces Should Have Unity’

Aung Moe Zaw, chair of the formerly exiled Democratic Party for a New Society, outlines the challenges his party faces ahead of the 2015 elections.

Google executive killed in Mount Everest avalanche after quake

Dan Fredinburg, a Google Inc executive based in California, was among those killed on Saturday in an avalanche on Mount Everest caused by a devastating earthquake in Nepal, the company said.

Nepal seeks help, death toll seen rising after devastating quake

Nepal urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 1,400 people

The Irrawaddy Business Roundup (April 25, 2015)

Tin exports lower prices; Star City’s next phase underway; Magwe solar plant gets partner; three foreign banks open offices; and World Bank envisions continued growth.

Rescued Fishermen Stuck in Indonesia After Trafficking Ordeal

Hundreds of fishermen rescued from traffickers almost three weeks ago are stuck in Indonesia due to lack of funds to send them home.

‘Crony’ Win Aung Removed From US Blacklist: Who’s Next?

Burma’s business community predicts that the delisting could signal a tide of redemption for a long list of so-called cronies ostracized by the Western superpower.

Govt Targets Economic Growth of 9.3% This Year

Burma is targeting economic growth of 9.3 percent in this fiscal year, driven by an unprecedented amount of foreign investment.

Photo of the Week (English Version)

Southern Shan State’s Inle Lake is facing drought conditions this dry season that have seen many of the area’s waterways dry up.

Winners of Annulled 1990 Election Plan Silver Jubilee

Elected representatives who won seats in Burma’s historic 1990 election, the results of which were ignored by the former military regime, will mark the 25th anniversary of the poll next month.

Kaman IDPs in Arakan State Ask Govt to Rebuild Homes

More than 4,000 Kaman Muslims in Arakan State are seeking government support for resettlement after their homes were destroyed during intercommunal violence in 2012.

Burma Ponies Up $840,000 for a Rebranding
Kokang Rebels Claim Dozens of Govt Soldiers Killed, Arms Seized

Kokang rebels say they killed dozens of government soldiers and seized numerous small arms while fending off a Burma Army attack in northern Shan State.

Strong Winds Disrupt Flights to and From Rangoon

Strong winds in Burma’s former capital lead to a suspension of all flights to and from Rangoon International Airport, according to reports in local media.

Photographs documenting an education reform protest, led by students whose historic march was brutally crushed by police last month, will be on display in Rangoon.

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