A UNHCR spokesman says the agency is trying to negotiate the release of local staff members who were detained by security forces in restive Arakan State.
Recent heavy rains in northern Burma have cause floods in the capital of Kachin State, forcing the evacuation of as many as 2,000 people.
Burmese viewers finally get a chance to see Suu Kyi deliver a speech overseas on a new subscription-only TV channel.
The Women’s League of Burma calls for the participation of women in the country’s efforts to end decades of ethnic conflict.
Two men are sentenced to death for the rape and murder of an ethnic Arakanese woman that sparked recent sectarian clashes in western Burma.
After a night of arson attacks, the Arakan State capital remains calm amid a heavy security presence.
In an exclusive interview with Irrawaddy editor Aung Zaw, Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann says that Burma’s Parliament is thriving.
Some 1,500 protesting gold miners face spending a third night at a Mandalay monastery surrounded by police while negotiations with mine managers continue.
More than 1,000 gold miners from Mandalay Division begin marching to Naypyidaw after their demands to keep working in the area were rejected.
The situation in northern Arakan State remains tense after a curfew is imposed in the wake of mob attacks that killed at least seven people.
Riot police exchange gunfire with an Islamic mob in Maungdaw Township, Arakan State, after three people were reportedly killed in religious clashes.
Thousands of workers at 12 gold mines in Yamethin Township, Mandalay Division, postpone protesting against job losses while officials inspect their workplace.
The Burmese government announces plans to investigate a series of violent incidents in Arakan State that have raised fears of communal unrest.
Employees of six factories in Rangoon’s Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone return to work nearly a month after walking off the job.
Leaders of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions are told to register as an official association by the Rangoon authorities or potentially face imprisonment.
Troubles surrounding Aung San Suu Kyi’s first foray beyond Burma’s borders in decades highlight her party’s weak handling of its relations with the media.
Some 2,000 striking workers at the HI Mo wig factory in Rangoon are left without food, water or electricity.
Burma’s Union Election Commission tells representatives of five political parties not to get involved in power shortage protests and labor strikes around the country.
Forty-five steelworkers have continued their hunger strike for a third day at Yangon Crown Steel Factory as workers’ representatives meet for talks with authorities.
Around 25 workers at a Chinese-owned steel factory in Rangoon Division begin a hunger strike after managers refuse to give in to wage demands.