Disabled Chinese democracy activist Li Wangyang calls upon Beijing to follow Burma’s example during last interview before his controversial death on June 6.
Aung San Suu Kyi calls for sustainable investment linked to job creation while addressing the International Labour Organization just as Burma is reinstated as a member.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s first trip to Europe in 24 years sees her walk a tightrope between international credibility and domestic support.
Two new short films explore the issues surrounding the return of Burmese refugees who have lived in camps by the Thai border for more than two decades.
President Thein Sein blames his withdrawal from the World Economic Forum in Bangkok on tackling domestic unrest rather than opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Rights groups insist forced labor continues to be widely practiced in Burma in contrast to an International Labour Organization report key to removing trade restrictions.
Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons at Burma’s borders will not be forced to move home, says Norway’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
More than 80 cases of torture and abuse reported to have taken place in Burmese jails since the 2010 general elections.
Ethnic minorities in northern Burma claim to be suffering massive human rights abuses at the hands of government troops paid to protect foreign-backed investment projects.
See how the weekend’s historic peace deal between the Shan State Army and Burmese government unfolded with The Irrawaddy’s multimedia gallery.
A historic peace deal is signed between the Shan State Army and Burmese government that also aims to wipe out narcotics from the region by 2015.
Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann visits Norway as part of a European fact-finding tour and emphasizes that Burma requires both an economic and political transformation.
Burma’s economy looks set for rapid expansion although concerns over inflation, infrastructure and political stability remain, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit report.
Skepticism regarding the value of the Myanmar Human Rights Commission has been virtually universal, but could fresh interest from international bodies drastically increase its worth?
Press freedom deemed to have improved in Burma over the course of the last year although the country remains one of world’s worst for censorship.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges the international community to go even further in lifting trade sanctions during a historic speech in Burma’s Union Parliament.
The rush to lift international trade sanctions on Burma has surprised even the most resolute reformist, but embracing the military-dominated nation remains a double-edged sword.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron joins calls for an easing of punitive economic sanctions against Burma before making an historic visit to the military-dominated nation.
US Senator Jim Webb pays tribute to the democratic reform process underway in Burma and says that sanctions should be lifted “as quickly as possible.”
Official results reveal Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won 43 out of the 44 parliamentary seats it contested in Burma’s weekend by-elections.