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The Burmese government has declared disaster zones in several states and divisions on Friday after relentless heavy rains inundated villages across the country.

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The Rangoon artist has transformed traditional depictions of nats, the spirits worshipped alongside Buddhism in parts of central Burma, in his latest exhibition.

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Thousands of people descend on the Secretariat in Rangoon, taking advantage of a rare public opening of the historical complex in commemoration of Martyrs’ Day.

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The rapidly expanding Muse trade hub is falling prey to the scourge of Burma’s other proposed SEZs: skyrocketing land prices and loss of tenure rights.

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A new exhibition at Rangoon’s Lokanat Gallery offers a telling glimpse into the fashions and pastimes of days long gone in Burma.

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The consortium behind one of five projects canceled by the Burmese government defends the development but says it “respects” the decision to terminate the project.

Interview with Christoph Burgener By

Outgoing Swiss Ambassador to Burma Christoph Burgener, who attended a preliminary meeting of ethnic peace negotiators in Chiang Mai on Thursday, speaks to The Irrawaddy

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Preliminary meetings ahead of the forthcoming Karen National Conference kick off in Rangoon, uniting ethnic Karen people from various parts of the country.

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The fourth solo exhibition of Burmese illustrator Nay Tun opens this week at Lokanat Gallery in downtown Rangoon.

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Kentucky Fried Chicken opens its pioneering outlet in the heart of Rangoon, marking the first foray of an American fast-food franchise into the Burmese market.

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Gallery 65 is located at 65 Yawmingyi Street, Dagon Township. The exhibition runs from 10am-6pm, June 27-29.

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Traditional puppetry in Burma’s commercial capital will receive a boost with the opening of a performance space dedicated to showcasing the culturally significant art form.

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For Rangoon’s two-wheeled enthusiasts, the Insein Bicycle and Parts market is a one stop-shopping haven.

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The weeklong exhibition, held in downtown Rangoon at the Lokanat Galleries, features mixed medium art and conceptual paintings.

The Kachin Conflict: A Timeline By

On the fourth anniversary of renewed fighting between the Burma Armed Forces and the Kachin Independence Army, a look back at the origins of the conflict.

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Kachin youth in Rangoon organize an event to raise awareness of the ongoing war and IDP crisis in northern Burma.

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A decidedly quiet spirit festival in Sagaing Division’s Thar Dun village honors a local deity with a very unusual offering.

Beauty of Arakan By

Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State, sits on the shores of the Bay of Bengal where three rivers, the Kaladan, Mayu and Lay, meet in a vast estuary of waterways in this south-western state of Burma.

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Yo Ya May, on the first floor of Rangoon’s bustling Bogyoke Market, seems less a textile shop than a museum.

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A ceremony to honor the heritage of Rangoon’s General Post Office was held on Friday morning at the iconic building on Strand Road.





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