Towering 30 meters high and stretching 180 meters in length, the Two Paddy Birds Pagoda has become a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State.
Local Buddhist leader warns of possible coup if violence continues to spread to other regions, ripping apart previously peaceful villages.
Senior monk in Okkan fears violence may be instigated by hardliners to provoke a coup which would “destroy democracy” in Burma.
Several hundred protesting villagers call for the release of detainees who were arrested on Thursday in a crackdown on farmers near the controversial Letpadaung mine.
Two weeks after a wave of anti-Muslim violence engulfed Meikhtila, more than 12,000 mostly Muslim residents of the city shelter in camps for the displaced.
Rangoon’s Hindus gathered last week for the annual ‘fire-walking ceremony’ to honor the Goddess Kali. Devotees braved heat and pains to show their faith.
Burmese officials hastened on Tuesday to dispel rumors that an early morning fire that killed 13 students at an Islamic school had been deliberately set.
Satellite image released by Human Rights Watch show that mobs in Meikhtila destroyed three neighborhoods covering 60.5 acres and containing at least 828 homes.
A month before anti-Muslim riots broke out in Meikhtila, the central Burmese city seemed a picture of normalcy and religious harmony.
As Burma marks 65 years of diplomatic relations with Thailand, the Thai embassy in Rangoon hosted and event to exhibit the close ties between them.
At the National League for Democracy’s first congress, Aung San Suu Kyi urged members to choose leaders who could best serve Burma and its people.
Despite the ongoing offensive against Laiza, its people maintain a stoic resistance to the throes of war.
If you go on Burma’s Irrawaddy River you can find 70-year-old, Scottish-built paddle steamers still plying the waters—the last of the once-magnificent Irrawaddy Flotilla.
Businesses and workers at Burma’s largest used-car market say they are being unfairly forced to relocate to make way for a housing development.
A policeman was killed and dozens of others were injured when police and protesters clashed in the Irrawaddy Delta's Maubin Township on Tuesday.
The former glories of the Pegu Club in Rangoon, which once inspired British poet Rudyard Kipling, are long gone.
With a camera and personal journals, dozens of boys and girls in Burma’s restive northern state document life in a camp for internally displaced persons.
In Thayet Township, poor villagers use makeshift drills to collect that most coveted of energy sources: oil. A photographer documented the traditional oil drilling methods.
Laiza’s schools reopened this week after being closed for many weeks due to intense fighting around the town. Irrawaddy photographer Steve Tickner visited one school.