Torrential rains in Chin State’s Hakha have triggered landslides and caused many houses to collapse, blocking roads and leading to concerns of food shortages.
Burma’s three largest political party alliances look set to enter the Nov. 8 election without any firm commitment to avoid infighting.
Ethnic leaders will not sign a nationwide ceasefire if it excludes certain armed groups, senior representatives reiterated Wednesday after four-day talks.
Effects of Cyclone Komen are beginning to unfold as reports emerge of severe flooding and heavy winds in western Burma’s Arakan State.
Burmese actor and director Min Oak Soe is sentenced to life imprisonment for the brutal December murder of his former employee, Nu Nu Yin.
Heavy rains inundate more than 50,000 acres of farmland in Irrawaddy Division, according to state media, with the floods forcing dozens of schools to close.
Hollywood film star Angelina Jolie Pitt postpones a visit to western Burma’s Arakan State due to a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal.
Nearly 7,000 prisoners are granted amnesty, including 210 foreigners, though it is still unclear how many were considered prisoners of conscience.
The ruling party names 149 candidates that it intends to field in Rangoon for the election, while Aung San Suu Kyi officially files for candidature.
President’s Office Minister Thein Nyunt and regional minister Than Tun, both USDP members, are among nine candidates registered to contest seats in the delta region.
Flooding across Burma continues to take an economic and human toll, causing untold damage to crops and infrastructure and at least 20 fatalities.
Human rights lawyer Robert San Aung launches what could become a landmark case against two police officers involved in a brutal crackdown on student demonstrators.
Looking back on Aye Aye Win’s illustrious 25-year career, The Irrawaddy revisits this profile about her life and work, first published on Nov. 27, 2013.
Burma opened a new consulate in Chiang Mai on Wednesday with the country’s foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin and ambassador Win Maung in attendance.
Social worker and activist Kyaw Thu will travel to the Philippines next month to accept a Ramon Magsaysay Award for his public service.
The USDP is confident of its chances for success in November and will not attempt to secure victory through unlawful means, according to the parliamentary speaker.
Hollywood movie star Angelina Jolie makes her first visit to Burma in her capacity as a special United Nations envoy for refugee issues.
Five leaders of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy won’t contest Burma’s election, saying they will instead work outside Parliament to achieve their political goals.
A visa exemption agreement between Burma and Thailand will come into effect within two weeks after officials signed off on the deal Tuesday in Chiang Mai.