The army dispatched about 500 soldiers to several towns near the border with Bangladesh on Thursday, including the towns of Buthidaung and Maungdaw.
Official outlets, including a social media account run out of Suu Kyi’s office, published running denials during the Rohinga conflict.
A UN report in February said security forces instigated a campaign that “very likely” amounted to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing.
The two deals have regional lawmakers questioning their cost and accusing Yangon’s chief minister Phyo Min Thein of cronyism and a lack of accountability.
About 75,000 people have fled to Bangladesh after a military crackdown, with accompanying allegations of rape, torture and extrajudicial killings by security forces.
Energy-hungry Myanmar is in initial talks to buy electricity from China in the latest sign of warming ties with Beijing under leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Migrant workers continue to face major obstacles to lodging and resolving complaints, finds the UN International Labour Organization’s new study on migrant workers in South-East Asia.
Three cases of H1N1 had been confirmed in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Sport said in a statement on Monday.
US ambassador Joseph Yun’s trip to Myanmar underlined continuing US worries over North Korean links that date back to Myanmar’s decades of military rule.
Myanmar claims militants affiliated with, or part of Harakah al-Yaqin are behind the slew of attacks on the Rohingya that security forces blamed for, while the outfit denies ever attacking any civilians.
The Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane disappeared on June 7 over the Andaman Sea during a weekly flight to Myanmar’s largest city Yangon.
Ambassador Joseph Yun met Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the military’s commander in chief in the capital, Naypyitaw, on Monday.
A selection of cartoons published by The Irrawaddy over the course of four years, which reflect the media milestones and hardships experienced in Myanmar.
In Myanmar’s waves of racial and religious violence, how many promising individuals have been killed, maimed or otherwise destroyed?
Eighteen Myanmar nationals and foreigners representing international media arrived in Sittwe on Wednesday before a government-escorted visit to the north.
With only a third of the country’s 60 million people connected to the grid and major cities experiencing blackouts, finding investors is tough for Myanmar.
UNHRC established the inquiry in March, but Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s foreign minister, has rejected the allegations and opposes the mission.
The World Food Programme claims that more than 80,000 children might need malnutrition treatment where the Myanmar army cracked down on stateless Rohingyas.
The law in its present form prohibits use of the telecoms network to “obstruct, defame, inappropriately influence or intimidate” and has been used to jail journalists and activists.
“If they (the UN) are going to send someone with regards to the fact-finding mission, then there’s no reason for us to let them come,” was the message.
The journalists, arrested by the military for covering an event by an ethnic militia will be charged under the statute of “unlawful association”, which carries a three-year prison sentence.
The arrests are likely to increase fears that despite electing its first civilian government in about half a century in 2015 led by Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar reporters face increasing restrictions on freedom of speech.
Foreign militaries on the list can face sanctions including a prohibition on receiving US military aid, training and US-made weapons unless the White House issues a waiver.
The resettled people live without basic utilities – they don’t have running water or resources for agriculture – leaving them dependent on erratic rain cycles and outside aid.
The closure is only the latest in a series of incidents that have antagonised Muslims in Myanmar.
This week’s column explores what goes into the creation of a city by looking at pieces about Andhra Pradesh’s Amaravati and Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw.
The plan, which crashed last week, was carrying about a hundred passengers, both military and civilians, of which only 62 have been found.
What is common between ‘strangers’ living in Pakistan’s largest metropolis?
The death of the NSCN (K) leader raises questions about the rebel group’s future strategy vis-à-vis both the Indian and Myanmar governments.
Threats, political intimidation and arrests are common place for those posting content criticising the government, even under the administration of Nobel prizewinner Suu Kyi.
Personal belongings are believed to have been found from the plane which took off from Myanmar and lost contact in the first half hour last Thursday.
The Myanmar military did not specify how many people were on board in its Facebook post.
Thousands of Rohingya refugees took shelter in the ruins of their camps and waited for help after a night in the rain.
The UN Human Rights Commission has set up a resolution under which Jaising and two others will be examining the mass killing and rape of refugees.
Cyclone Mora struck the islands of Saint Martin and Teknaf which provided refuge for about 200,000 Rohingyas Muslims from Myanmar.
The leader feels that peacefully resolving the many issues that rebel groups in the region have is essential for the economic growth of the country.
According to the UN report published in February, Myanmar’s security forces committed mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims.
The arrests came after nationalists led by the Patriotic Monks Union raided flats in Yangon district which has a large Muslim population, leading to scuffles.
The move means that the Vatican will have much more diplomatic influence in Myanmar, which is facing international scrutiny over atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Rumour spread on social media that President Htin Kyaw – who Suu Kyi picked for head of state – would step down. Police said they would prosecute those responsible for the information