The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has written to Burmese President Thein Sein, urging him to address the plight of the Rohingya minority community.
The problem of illegal land confiscations will be investigated by a special new committee of MPs after a discussion of the issue in Parliament.
The Rangoon chairman of the USDP denies that he criticized Burma’s president and supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi in an interview.
Informed sources in Naypyidaw confirm that several key government ministers will be reshuffled with Myint Swe still pegged for vice-president despite family conflict.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls for laws protecting the rights of ethnic minorities during her first parliamentary debate in Burma’s Lower House.
In a remote mountain location on the Sino-Kachin border, 1,000 refugees are cut off from access to UN aid.
A senior US diplomat says the reporting requirement will not deter US companies from investing in Burma, but will increase their credibility.
Burma’s Labor Minister Aung Kyi meets with representatives of five NGOs at the Burmese embassy in Bangkok to discuss migrant workers’ issues.
A Burmese abbot will be assigned to run Wat Sai Moon monastery in the center of Chiang Mai and so solve a weeks-long deadlock.
A movie will be made about ET, the celebrated Burmese fortune-teller who has long had a deep influence over Thai and Burmese politicians.
Top US lawmakers and Obama administration officials urge Bangladesh to accept Rohingyas fleeing sectarian violence in western Burma and give them refugee status.
The former vice-senior general is recovering from a stroke after receiving treatment in Singapore.
US companies can facilitate the ongoing economic and political reform process in Burma, claims top White House official Robert Hormats.
At least eight persons have died and 21 are missing after an Irrawaddy River ferry sank in Bhamo, Kachin State.
Zay Kabar is suing Peace and Diversity Party Chairman Nay Myo Wai for defamation after he accused the company of illegal land confiscations in Rangoon’s Mingalardon Township.
More than 200 ethnic Shan delegates attend a seminar to discuss the development of Shan language curricula at government schools in Shan State.
A Burmese filmmaker is to become the very first native director to portray the life of Aung San Suu Kyi after Luc Besson’s The Lady last year.
Burma’s President Thein Sein signs three MoUs with Thailand, including one reaffirming the two countries’ commitment to the Dawei deep-sea port project.
Five university football players and their coach are among at least 10 people still missing after a passenger ferry accident in northern Burma.
Irrawaddy photographer Steve Tickner explores the ups and downs of Rangoon’s various transport systems.