Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, who made a highly publicized trip to North Korea in January, is expected to travel to Burma later this month.
Kachin activists say that despite President Thein Sein’s claims that hostilities have ended in Burma’s north, the country’s army continues its push against rebels.
A Kachin rights group says Burmese forces are continuing to block humanitarian aid, use civilians for forced labor and reinforce military positions in Kachin State.
Burmese President Thein Sein expresses gratitude toward Norway and urges exiles to return to Burma during a meeting with Norway’s Burmese community.
As Burma’s President Thein Sein started his European tour as a recognized reformist leader, a group of protesting Burmese gave him a more frosty welcome.
South African peace activist praises Burma’s reforms but calls for more action to end violence during his first visit to the country.
With a camera and personal journals, dozens of boys and girls in Burma’s restive northern state document life in a camp for internally displaced persons.
The Irrawaddy speaks to a senior official of the Myanmar Wanbao mining company about the company’s controversial Letpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Division.
The Irrawaddy speaks to author Pascal Khoo Thwe about his return to Burma, where his acclaimed autobiography is now freely available to readers.
On Thursday the government allowed ethnic Shan across Burma to openly celebrate Shan State National Day for the first time in decades.
Government sources confirm that eight senior officials from Burma’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology are under investigation for corruption and will soon be tried.
A year ago, the Chin National Front reached a ceasefire agreement with Burma’s government. A prominent Chin human and women’s rights activist discusses the changing situation.
After 64 years of fighting for greater autonomy, the Karen National Union vows to keep up its struggle until it achieves its goal.
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.
A year ago, the Chin National Front reached a ceasefire agreement with Burma’s government. A longtime Chin political activist now speaks about his people’s future.
Mobile phones are still a luxury for most in Burma, but demand among consumers is growing as prices come closer to international levels.
Naw Awn, the soft-spoken mayor of Laiza, says that the Burmese army offensive will never succeed in breaking the spirit of the Kachin people.
Business may stall sometimes for a passing train, but at this market in Burma’s second-biggest city, the delicious produce is worth a wait.
President’s Office spokesperson Ye Htut tells The Irrawaddy why Burma’s armed forces is using airstrikes against the KIA, and why some refugees aren’t getting aid.
Burma’s political rights and civil liberties’ situation continues to improve and it has now “surpassed China” in terms of these freedoms, Freedom House says.