Student leaders and education NGOs accuse Burma’s government of violating the conditions of a recently reached agreement on drafting a new education bill.
Twenty-three years after more than a dozen members of a well-known student militia were massacred in northern Burma, a survivor writes of his experience.
The head of the Restoration Council of Shan State says ethnic army representatives have delayed a nationwide peace agreement by demanding a comprehensive political settlement.
Concerned embassies have reportedly made representations to the Burmese government on behalf of foreign businesses affected by a long-running strike at the Shwepyithar Industrial Zone.
A one-year seismic hazard assessment will be conducted for Rangoon, Burma’s biggest city, which lies in a zone of the Earth prone to earthquakes.
Kokang ethnic rebels battling Burma forces in the country’s north deny several government accusations, including that they attacked a Red Cross-flagged truck carrying refugees.
Five people are injured during a second ambush on a Red Cross vehicle in less than a week in northeast Burma’s troubled Kokang region.
Canada’s since-rebranded Ivanhoe Mines may have violated sanctions in three jurisdictions through copper sales to blacklisted military-affiliated companies and transactions with a specially designated national.
A prestigious American institution of higher learning withdraws from a ground-breaking program with Rangoon University amid uncertainty over its future autonomy and funding.
Burma’s Upper House passes the Population Control Bill, which aims to establish government control over the reproductive rights of women in certain regions.
The Yangon Art and Heritage Festival, celebrating the beauty of Rangoon and the everyday rhythms of its residents, will be held across town next month.
A group of students at Dagon University have denounced what they believe was an official attempt to stifle support for the National Education Law marches.
Thousands of Rangoon’s factory workers vow to continue a strike until they receive a pay raise, following warnings from the divisional government not to cause public upset.
China should cooperate with Burma to prevent “terrorist attacks” being launched from Chinese territory, a President’s Office spokesman says.
Irrawaddy photographer Jpaing describes his feelings and the scenes he witnessed when the Burmese Red Cross convoy he was travelling on came under attack.
Kachin and Shan rebel groups reject accusations that they are involved in ongoing clashes between the Burma Army and ethnic Kokang fighters in northeastern Burma.
The Irrawaddy reports from the border town of Chin Shwe Haw, where locals have fled and refugees are streaming through town on foot from Laukkai.
After years of delay, the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry expects to approve a set of environmental quality guidelines by the end of March.
Clashes in Lone Htan village leave at least two dead and several others injured, as nearby hospitals field civilians displaced or injured by the conflict.
A large-scale survey found ethnic minority communities in eastern Burma are beset with serious health care challenges that are best addressed by local ethnic NGOs.