Police have taken up positions to block students protesting the National Education Law from resuming their march between Mandalay and Rangoon.
A memorial has been held in Rangoon for two Kachin women found murdered in the northern Shan State village of Kaung Kha.
On Burma’s mountainous frontier with India live the Naga, a group of tribes historically known as warriors who kept the heads of enemies they killed.
Preparations are underway for the pre-celebration of the late General Aung San’s centennial birthday, as organizers prepare for a year-long remembrance of Burma’s independence hero.
The leader of one of the few ethnic armies yet to reach a ceasefire agreement with the government says that peace remains a distant prospect.
President Thein Sein receives political stakeholders at his residence in Naypyidaw for an unprecedented conference of 48 leaders representing ethnic, military and political interests.
In the remote and beautiful Chin Hills in northwestern Burma lies the famous heart-shaped Rih Lake.
Activists have taken to the streets to show support for farmers affected by the Letpadaung mining project, demanding justice for a protester killed last month.
The subtle yet captivating art of sand-painting blooms in Bagan, as craftsmen become more skilled and the costs of producing Bagan’s famed lacquer-ware become prohibitive.
In Sangkhlaburi, a border town that has long bridged Thai and Burmese cultures, the reconstruction of a literal bridge draws New Year’s celebrants.
The Irrawaddy looks back on the events of 2014, a year punctuated by surprising political maneuvers and bookended by tragedy.
Protests are held across Rangoon after a 56-year-old woman is fatally shot by police near the Chinese-backed Letpadaung copper mining project in central Burma.
Up to 1,000 people attended the funeral of Khin Win, who police shot dead during a protest against the controversial Letpadaung copper mine on Monday.
The family of a villager shot dead by police during a protest against a copper mine in Sagaing Division files an official complaint over the killing.
The Yangon Heritage Trust showcases a collection of more than 120 photos that help tell the story of Rangoon’s cosmopolitan past and rapidly changing present.
An elegant spread of Burma’s traditional handicrafts and textiles is on view this week at the River Ayeyarwaddy Gallery in Rangoon.
A new restaurant offers a welcome reprieve from the often over-priced fare in downtown Yangon, serving sandwiches, salads and more at just the right price.
Not only are Shan New Year celebrations in northern Thailand the biggest outside of eastern Burma’s Shan State, they also raise about US$10,000 for underprivileged.
Kachin exiles in northern Thailand mark the Thai King’s birthday every other year with a traditional Manau festival of song and dance.
German legendary punk band Die Toten Hosen joined several local rock bands to perform at Rangoon’s Kandawgyi Park to celebrate 60 years of German-Burmese relations.