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Military and former ruling party MPs have rejected NLD attempts to limit the armed forces’ extensive political powers during three days of constitutional debates.
The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company dominated river trade during the colonial period from its headquarters on Strand Road, which is the Myanma Port Authority building today.
Following in the footsteps of some of Myanmar’s most powerful leaders, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing has placed the ornamental umbrella, or ‘Hti’, at an ancient Bagan pagoda.
The Kachin State parliament has approved the US$22.4-million Kanpiketi Business Park on the China-Myanmar border as part of Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative.
A high-ranking official with the former ruling party has donated an apartment, expenses paid, for a group of Myanmar nationalists to use as an office.
Facebook user Yex Nang Song Nyi Nyi offers a glimpse into a mysterious park in Wa Special Region, where children can explore retired aircraft.
India’s engagement with Myanmar should be aimed at fostering democracy, building a federal union and achieving peace—not merely chasing geopolitical goals.
Pakistani health authorities said the country’s first two confirmed cases of coronavirus are being kept in isolation in a hospital in Karachi.
Human rights lawyer will represent Maldives, which is joining the Gambia in taking Myanmar to court for alleged genocide Amal Clooney will represent the Maldives in seeking justice for Rohingya...
Paramilitary forces have been deployed to streets of New Delhi as fears grow that religious violence in India over a controversial new law could be hard to contain.
Eleven of the global cities most at risk from rising sea levels are in Asia, according to a new study, whose authors say more resources should be put into flood...
Ethnic parties say the Election Commission has ignored their concerns over a proposed legal change that would make it easier for Burmese workers to vote in ethnic states.
The Yangon Photo Festival awards have honored photographers who brought attention to the poor and forgotten across Myanmar.
The United Wa State Army’s new chopper is strictly for ‘personal and leisure’ use, the rebel group’s spokesman told The Irrawaddy.
The Prisons Department says it is working to educate inmates about COVID-19 and prevent the virus from spreading inside prisons.
The new Myanmar Project Bank is a publicly-accessible online database to provide key data and transparent information on sustainable development projects.
Exclusive: Australia accused of giving legitimacy and credibility to a military accused of mass atrocities The commander-in-chief of Myanmar’s defence forces – recommended by the UN for investigation and prosecution...
The subsistence farmers of the Gongwang Bonyo tribe are among the most isolated people in Myanmar. Living near the Indian border, they gather each year to bless the harvest Continue...
Kirin has stakes in two breweries and donated directly to the military, which the UN says is ‘indefensible’ Japanese beverages giant Kirin – parent brewer of a suite of Australian...
Italian couple’s footage against backdrop of Myanmar’s ‘holy land’ provokes outrage Outrage is growing in Myanmar after the emergence of a 12-minute pornographic video shot in Bagan, the country’s best-known...
At least 15 dead and many missing after overloaded vessel allegedly trafficking refugees to Malaysia sank An overcrowded boat carrying about 138 Rohingya refugees from Bangladeshi camps has sunk in...
Refugees in Cox’s Bazar complain the international aid community does not utilise their experience and say the lack of education risks creating a ‘lost generation’ In a tea room just...
Nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Nigeria affectedSeparate move will stop ‘diversity visas’ for Sudan and TanzaniaThe Trump administration is expanding the reach of its controversial travel ban to six...
I still wonder whether he would have survived with access to treatments we would have used in the UK The boy’s hands were very cold. He was about 13 or...
The year has been dominated by repression but also by resistance, says the human rights organisation in its annual review The year across the Asia-Pacific has been dominated by repression,...
Children aged 11-13 will be first to benefit as government eases long-standing restrictions in effort to avoid ‘lost generation’ Bangladesh has confirmed it will lift restrictions on education for young...
The ICJ ruling on Myanmar is a rare bright point in a woeful international response. Unfortunately its powers are limited On Thursday the internet in Kutupalong, a city-sized refugee camp...
Momentous pronouncement at Hague rejects Aung San Suu Kyi’s defence of her country’s military Myanmar has been ordered by the United Nations’ highest court to prevent genocidal violence against its...
Government-appointed investigators failed to meet alleged rape victims living in Bangladesh A Myanmar government-backed inquiry that dismissed allegations of genocide against the Rohingya has been condemned as a deeply flawed...
Using the frontiers of technology to tell one of the most urgent stories of our time, Omni immerses you in a jungle full of lost elephants and a refugee camp...