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.
Burma’s state media issues an apology after it was discovered to have mislabeled a photograph alleging to show the aftermath of a KIA landmine blast.
Hundreds of families who fled the Kachin conflict have settled in camps along the Jeyang River. The Irrawaddy’s photographer Steve Tickner documented their plight.
The Karen National Union marks the 64th anniversary of its struggle for greater autonomy with vows to continue fighting until its reaches its ultimate goal.
The government’s lifting of a public gatherings ban is being welcomed in Burma, but a parliamentarian said revoking many other repressive laws should be fast-tracked.
Shelling kills two more civilians in Kachin State, on the same day that both sides in the conflict agree to hold talks in Wa territory.
Food stocks in Putao, a town cut off by the Kachin conflict, are running dangerously low and protesting residents now demand food and security.
More than 2,000 protesters gather near the Letpadaung copper mine to demand legal action against those responsible for the violent suppression of protests in November.
A popular travel website chose Burma for its “Top 10 Places off the beaten path.” Some stunning photos of Burma’s Bagan temples are shown here.
As Burma rises to its highest level ever in a worldwide media-freedom survey, two other Southeast Asian countries suffer serious setbacks.
Burma’s government abolishes a ban on public gatherings of more than five people first promulgated on the day a military junta seized power in 1988.
The wife of the majority shareholder of newspaper The Myanmar Times has filed a lawsuit against Australian director Ross Dunkley for allegedly hitting her son-in-law.