Anti-Muslim riots spread further southward to two towns in Pegu Division Monday night. The government announced it would stem the violence and safeguard its reforms.
Burma’s government warned Monday that religious violence could threaten democratic reforms after anti-Muslim mobs rampaged through three more towns in the country’s predominantly Buddhist heartland.
Rangoon’s Muslim communities were gripped by fear on Sunday night as reports emerged that anti-Muslim attacks were being staged, but no incidents occurred.
A total of 29 Burmese nationals who were sold into Thailand’s fishing industry have been rescued by the Thai authorities so far this month.
More than 2,300 refugees who became homeless when fire destroyed their shelters in Mae Surin refugee camp need shelter.
Even as soldiers imposed order in the burned-out city of Meikhtila, unrest was reported in two other towns to the south.
Deep in the lawless mountains of the Golden Triangle, sloping fields of illegal poppies have just been scraped dry for opium. This is the peak season for producing drugs here, and in Burma’s nascent era of democratic change, the haul has gotten only bigger.
Dozens of buildings are destroyed by fire in a village near Meikhtila, despite efforts to restore calm after days of anti-Muslim violence.
6,000 Muslims were taken to a soccer stadium turned into a temporary refugee camp in the central Burma town and are awaiting government aid supplies.
A fire at a camp for refugees from Burma in northern Thailand kills at least 32 people.
Burma’s government declares a state of emergency in Meikhtila as the death toll mounts after a third day of clashes between Muslims and Buddhists.
Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Friday said that Burma’s reforms will help establish rule of law in the country.
After 22 years, a Rangoon family is still paying the price for the brief period when they rented an apartment to Burma’s main opposition group.
The executive director of the Nippon Foundation takes issue with a recent article by The Irrawaddy about Yohei Sasakawa’s role in Burma’s national reconciliation efforts.
Yang Houlan’s predecessor held the job during a period of tense relations between Naypyidaw and Beijing.
Clashes continue in Meikhtila, with at least five people confirmed dead a day after communal violence erupted between Buddhists and Muslims in the town.
Myitkyina is known for having one of the highest concentrations of heroin addicts in the world. The Kachin Baptist Convention’s rehabilitation camp offers them help.
After years of pop music isolation Burma is ready to rock as the Danish band is eagerly anticipated ahead of its March show.
Suu Kyi’s opposition National League for Democracy party has long said that the constitution is undemocratic because of powers given to the army.
Burma’s former spy chief Khin Nyunt recently made a return to the state-run television screen, appearing alongside Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann.