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.
A round-up of some of the more thought-provoking comments from readers of The Irrawaddy taken from our top stories over the course of the last week.
Final auditions have concluded for the blockbuster biopic about Burma’s independence hero, a movie that is due to begin production next year.
Some 300 farmers from Rangoon’s Dagon Township protest in front of the Pinle Koe Thwe company building demanding the return of their confiscated farmlands.
The Dawei (Tavoy) deep-sea port and industrial zone in southern Burma to be the main subject of discussion during Burmese President Thein Sein’s visit to Thailand.
For the first time in decades, public ceremonies commemorate the date in 1947 when Gen. Aung San and eight other “martyrs” were assassinated.
The United Nations is building 2,500 shelters for civilians in northern Burma’s Kachin State who have been displaced by fighting between government troops and ethnic rebels.
The Burmese government has conceded that a federal union is the only way to guarantee peace and stability in the conflict-ridden nation, claim ethnic MPs.
Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg thinks EU sanctions against Burma will end permanently within the next few years when reform is deemed “irreversible.”
Burmese state television broadcasts a memorial ceremony for independence hero Gen. Aung San for the first time in decades.
The US Congress will present Aung San Suu Kyi its highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, during her visit in September.
Twelve leaders of ten Democratic and Ethnic Alliance parties meet Burmese President Thein Sein for the first time in the capital Naypyidaw.
Vital health services for migrants and refugees provided by the Thai-Burmese border are being cut as organizations flood inside Burma in the wake of recent reforms.