Seventy-five years after his death, ceremonies in Arakan State, Rangoon and further afield remember the Arakanese monk who stood up against British colonial rule.
Officer says KIA would not support an armed struggle by Rohingya group after a video appeared of a meeting between the KIA and Rohingya representatives.
Dozens of Karen civil society groups are calling on Japan’s international development agency to halt plans for development projects in Karen and Mon states.
Recently promoted to lieutenant general, the hotly tipped Mya Tun Oo becomes head of Military Security Affairs, the successor to Military Intelligence.
The Union Election Commission chief’s surprise announcement that the 35 empty seats will not be contested this year is met with relief.
Ann Township Court hands down sentences to 17 ethnic Chin workers who fought with Chinese colleagues on the cross-Burma oil pipeline project.
Union Election Commission Chairman Tin Aye makes surprise announcement, saying the country must prepare for a nationwide vote, likely to be held in November 2015.
Rangoon courts have cumulatively sentenced democracy activist Htin Kyaw to a decade in prison with hard labor under controversial laws on peaceful assemblies and incitement.
Locals say more than 200 acres of rice paddy have been inundated with mud or muddy water after a mud volcano eruption in Arakan State.
Following this week’s announcement that al-Qaeda has established a branch in the Indian subcontinent, an official from the President’s Office says Burma need not fear.
Researchers and professors from Burma, China and Thailand raise concerns about plans to build six dams on the Thanlwin River.
Amitav Ghosh,author of the Burma-based novel “The Glass Palace,” has returned to Burma. The Irrawaddy looks back at an interview from his last visit.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells the visiting Burmese president that she hopes next year’s elections in Burma are open to all candidates.
A firefight between ethnic Pa-O and Shan rebels breaks out over competing territorial claims in southern Shan State’s Maukmae Township.
South Korean organizers of the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant threatened police action in their row with dethroned Burmese beauty queen May Myat Noe.
Twenty-seven-year-old activist Wai Wai Nu has spent a quarter of her life behind bars, and now works to end the persecution faced by her people.
May Myat Noe says she will not return her bejeweled crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.
The international rights group details how Thailand’s immigration detention centers risk the health and well-being of child migrants while imperiling their development.
Andy Hall helped author a report for Finnwatch that detailed poor labor conditions in seafood and pineapple export companies employing Burmese workers in Thailand.
More than 600 acres and some 1,500 homes have been damaged in heavy rains over the past week, according to township administrators and residents.