Shoddy infrastructure, opaque regulations, red tape, recent bouts of sectarian violence and lingering uncertainty over US sanctions are hampering large-scale foreign investment in Burma.
For the more adventurous traveler, the Arakan delta region offers an insight into a very different world.
A Colombian actor and an Italian therapist turn art and theater into a form of therapy for street children, the elderly and others in Rangoon.
Burma’s Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann tells The Irrawaddy that he is interested in succeeding President Thein Sein in 2015.
One of the world’s largest multinational electronics companies looks to enhance the nighttime appeal of Rangoon by illuminating the city’s colonial-era buildings with LED lights.
Some sixty ethnic Kachin and Burmese rights advocacy groups from 21 countries across the world took part in a Global Day of Action on Friday.
Business giant Zaw Zaw and his Max Myanmar Group transfer 50 acres of paddy fields back to their former owners.
Like some of the trains that pull into it, Yangon Central Railway Station, by western standards, is a vestige from the past.
Local residents pledge to defend of a group of activists wanted by the police after opposing the controversial Letpadaung copper mine in northwest Burma.
Burma’s public hospitals offer free medicine to poor patients in a major break from the previous policy of charging for all medicine and equipment used.
About 1,000 Burmese nationals are “picked up” by Malaysian police forces after at least three Burmese migrants were allegedly killed by Muslims in Kuala Lumpur.
Burma is considering adopting a federal system modeled on Germany to ease tension with the country’s numerous ethnic armed groups.
The government’s offensive against Kachin rebels in northern Burma has increased the risk of human trafficking along the Sino-Burmese border, a Kachin rights group says.
Ethnic violence in Burma between Muslims and Buddhists appears to have spilled over into Malaysia, with four killings suspected to be linked to the tensions.
Residents of Mandalay pull their children from schools as false rumors spread of violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma’s latest incidence of religious tension.
As 11 contenders bid to secure a mobile operator license in Burma, Jamaica-based Digicel is making its presence known.
Several women villagers from Burma’s Rohingya minority are shot dead in a confrontation with security officials in Arakan State.
Workers and farmers in Burma will be offered loans offered by President Thein Sein in an attempt to alleviate hardship in Asia’s poorest country.
One of Burma’s strongest armed ethnic groups is pushing to upgrade its territory from an autonomous region to an officially recognized autonomous state.
Britain’s most senior serving military officer discusses possible training cooperation with Burma’s armed forces as he wraps up a two-day visit to the country.