The appointment of Lt-Gen Wai Lwin to Rangoon’s legislature fuels speculation that he’s set to replace vice-presidential nominee Myint Swe as chief minister.
A new report from the UK government raises serious concerns regarding ongoing human right abuses in ethnic areas where armed conflicts continue to rage.
The suspension of US sanctions on Burma to allow investment in its military-linked oil and gas industries will have dire consequences for human rights, claim humanitarian groups.
Around 150 Burmese gather in Chiang Mai to protests plans to hand over the Wat Sai Moon monastery to a Thai abbot.
A number of security staff for the National League for Democracy are sacked following severe criticism of the heavy-handed treatment of international and domestic media.
The Irrawaddy follows the controversial Shwe Gas pipeline that dissects Burma from Arakan State to China while allegedly causing a catalogue of human rights abuses.
Farmers in southern Rangoon Division say their paddy fields have been destroyed by a combination of floods and a faulty dyke.
The emergence of free media in Burma after six decades of oppression is not going the way anybody expected just weeks ago, and the trend is ominous.
The United States is poised to allow US companies to invest with Burma’s state oil and gas enterprise in its biggest step to roll back sanctions.
Burma’s Ministry of the Interior releases a proposed framework for a law that accords civilians the right to gather and protest peacefully.
Leaders of the 88 Generation Students group arrive in the Arakan State capital Sittwe to provide assistance to victims of the recent sectarian violence.
The former No. 2 in the Burmese military junta has been flown to Singapore to receive treatment after suffering a stroke.
Military appointees in Parliament nominate ex-Gen Myint Swe, chief minister of Rangoon Region, as the new vice-president of Burma to replace Tin Aung Myint Oo.
A senior US State Department official says Burma can be the United States’ partner in Asean during a regional tour looking at boosting business ties.
Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends the morning session of Parliament at the Lower House in Naypyidaw.
The Kachin Independence Organization rejects calls for further peace talks amid ongoing clashes between Kachin and government troops near the KIO stronghold of Laiza.
Burma’s retired Vice-Sen-Gen Maung Aye, number two in the previous ruling military junta, is set to visit Singapore for medical treatment after suffering a stroke.
A coalition of 31 international NGOs issues a statement calling for the repeal of Burma’s 1982 Citizenship Law in response to the crisis in Arakan State.
Burmese border authorities in Kawthaung released 31 Thai citizens, but continue to detain 49 people in prison following negotiations with their Thai counterparts.
Around 40 monasteries are being burnt to the ground in the Burmese capital Naypyidaw to make way for new development projects.