After two decades of sanctions, the United States cautiously moves toward a policy of engagement with Burma. The Irrawaddy looks back at five years of warming relations.
Lawmakers in Burma’s Union Parliament unexpectedly and unanimously approve a salary hike for themselves and civil servants in an emergency motion.
Government and Arakan State officials denounce Ban Ki-moon’s use of the term, but UN secretary general says focusing on terminology for Muslim minority is “unnecessary.”
The United States urges Burma to allow Rohingya citizenship and to scrap a proposal to send them to detention camps.
World leaders arrived in Burma’s capital Naypyidaw for the start of the 25th Asean Summit and the East Asia Summit.
Ten people on the streets of Rangoon talk about what they expect and hope President Obama will achieve during his second visit to Burma.
It’s harvest season in southern Shan State and Kayan tribes are busy tending to the harvest of their colorful but illicit crop: the opium poppy.
International aid organizations become ensnared in the contradiction of helping Burma, while renting properties owned by members of the former military elite that ruled it.
Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed the United Nations stance on Rohingya in Arakan State, expressing concerns about the granting of conditional citizenship to the Muslim minority.
As President Barack Obama arrives in Burma’s capital, he confronts a nation backsliding on economic and political reforms that were rewarded with US sanctions relief.
Nearly half of all complaints made to the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission this year are related to land disputes.
A Burmese marionette troupe wins the Best Puppet Animation award at the Harmony World Puppet Carnival, one of the most renowned festivals of its kind.
The son of a senior politician who was recently blacklisted by the United States joins President Thein Sein on a business delegation to Australia.
At this week’s regional summit, Southeast Asian leaders will push their giant neighbor to take a less bellicose approach to South China Sea disputes.
Activists raise concerns over Burma’s peace process amid a growing chorus of ethnic minority voices clamoring for US President Barack Obama to address the issue.
World leaders will descend on the surreal capital of Burma this week, an unthinkable event when it was run by a brutal military junta.
US President Obama will stay in a hotel managed by Kempinski Hotel Group and owned by two Burmese conglomerates, a minister is quoted as saying.
US President Barack Obama’s visit to Burma in 2012 was a celebration of the nation’s shift from military rule, but optimism fades as Obama returns.
Burmese police say they put security measures in place and search for four Rohingya Muslim “terrorists,” but there are few indications of a threat.
Leaders from some of Burma’s ethnic armed groups meet with government officials in Naypyidaw ahead of major regional summits in the capital this week.