A Chinese activist who hoped to meet Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon is prevented from boarding his flight and told he can’t leave China
Burma’s government will finally let international aid reach thousands of displaced civilians in rebel-held areas in war-torn Kachin State. Previously it had blocked the aid.
Monday’s meeting between the Burmese government and Kachin rebels does little to change the situation on the ground, but clears the way for further talks.
Long accustomed to writing around censorship, Burma’s writers are relearning the habits of free thought and testing the boundaries of speech.
A blast and an ensuing fire destroyed two oil tankers on Rangoon’s Hlaing River on Monday evening, killing four crew members and injuring six others.
Burma’s government reaches an agreement with ethnic Kachin rebels to work to end a bloody conflict in the country’s far north.
Thirty-one ethnic women’s groups in Burma speak out against the government army for committing sexual abuses against women in war-torn Kachin State.
Kachin and Burmese government peace negotiators meet in Ruili, China, for a fresh round of peace talks aimed at ending the war in Burma’s north.
A large cache of pseudo-ephedrine tablets and weapons are captured in a raid on a home in Tamu, Sagaing Division, near Burma’s border with India.
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi told participants at Burma’s first international literary festival that she found political inspiration in fiction and strength in poetry.
The KIA and the Burmese government agree to hold talks in China this week, even as fresh shelling booms across the front line.
Rangoon hosts Burma’s first-ever international literary festival as the country continues opening up to the world after decades of military rule.
Laiza’s schools reopened this week after being closed for many weeks due to intense fighting around the town. Irrawaddy photographer Steve Tickner visited one school.
Arakan State is welcoming Buddhists villagers who leave Bangladesh because of communal tensions, but it is resettling them in areas hit by violence last year.
The Kachin Independence Organization issues a statement saying its armed wing will immediately stop fighting if government troops end their offensive against the group.
After 64 years of fighting for greater autonomy, the Karen National Union vows to keep up its struggle until it achieves its goal.
Britain and Australia commit $21 million to help 200,000 primary school students in Burma, while their aid will total $500 million between 2011 and 2015.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls dramatically improved relations with Burma one of the most important achievements of her tenure as America’s top diplomat.
A court in Burma formally closes a defamation lawsuit that a government agency filed against a magazine after the two sides reached a settlement.
Tests find that grenades with phosphorus were used in the crackdown on protesters who opposed a copper mine, sparking outrage among activists and victims.