The Palaung, or Ta’ang, live in northern Shan State and are fighting wars against both the Burmese government and the scourge of opium.
Linkages between Burma and India’s remote northeast have been in the works for more than 20 years, but progress remains underwhelming.
A group of elephants, mostly retired work animals from Burma’s logging industry, is now being cared for at a camp in Southern Shan State.
The railway’s start point in Mon State is a reminder of the thousands of war prisoners who lost their lives constructing the line to Thailand.
On the Full Moon Day of Waso, Buddhists ride wooden boats through flooded fields toward the shrine of a guardian spirit.
An Irrawaddy photographer gets an inside look at life as a soldier in the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in northern Shan State.
The Kayaw, an ethnic group living in Karenni State, are known for their ornate ear rings, silver pendants and brass rings worn around women’s legs.
A Buddhist mob sets fire to a Muslim section of a cemetery during the funeral of a Buddhist man who was killed in rioting.
More than a thousand police are deployed in central Mandalay after clashes between Buddhists and Muslims late Tuesday night.
The palatial Kantarawadi Haw in downtown Loikaw is perhaps the last surviving reminder of a bygone era in Karenni State.
UN officials warn illicit drug production in Burma continues to rise, while noting there had been “relatively little” drug seizures.
The exhibition of Burmese painter Yei Myint depicts a country afflicted, despite its widely lauded reforms of recent years.
The countries resume water management cooperation after a hiatus of two decades, as a Dutch delegation offers expertise to address risks and build up trade.
Spear-wielding warriors on horseback take revenge during a violent annual festival known as Pasola on the island of Sumba, in eastern Indonesia.
Surrounded by lush paddy fields, the Kawgun cave in southeastern Burma attracts visitors from near and far, who come to admire its many Buddhist statues.
Rangoon River contributes much to the day-to-day lives of more than six million people living in Burma’s biggest city and its neighboring areas.
The ‘For Suu’ art exhibition puts 77 portrait paintings of Aung San Suu Kyi on display in honor of her 69th birthday on Thursday.
Spectacular light, a charming old-world atmosphere and an abundance of nature add to the understated allure of this little-known border town.
The government says it spent US$12 million to improve the city’s drainage system, but residents are still regularly forced to wade through deep floods.
In Rangoon, traditional dishes from Shan State are attracting palates from far beyond Burma’s eastern highlands.