The WHO is investigating whether the coronavirus can be spread by suspended airborne droplets, in addition to those emitted by an infected person who coughs or sneezes.
The Chinese government has opened an office in Hong Kong to oversee enforcement of Beijings new national security law for the territory.
The former ruling USDP says it is confident of winning a majority in Parliament and winning the presidency, but political analysts are less upbeat over the partys chances at the polls.
The Pegu Club was an exclusive British retreat in colonial Rangoon that denied entrance to all Asians, including Burmese.
A worker at a prison in Ayeyarwady Region was trying to smuggle 244 methamphetamine tablets and 0.1 gram of crystal meth into the prison inside his sandals.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the grave of his grandfather, national founder Kim Il Sung, on the anniversary of his death, state media reported.
Health officials in Beijing have reported no new coronavirus cases for the first time since a cluster was found at a market in the city in early June.
The US has informed the UN secretary general that it will withdraw from the World Health Organization in July next year to protest the agencys China-centric stance.
A Naypyitaw monastery has been told to remove 66 Buddha statues that violate Theravada Buddhism and were apparently made in a bid to boost the wealth of powerful donors.
The Irrawaddy visited hundreds of villagers who fled fighting between Myanmars military and the Restoration Council of Shan State.
The UK has imposed sanctions on Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Vice Senior General Soe Win for alleged rights abuses against the Rohingya and other groups in Myanmar.
Labor and farmers rights advocates say they will run for Union and regional Parliament in 11 constituencies in Yangon.
On this day in 1960, John Sydenham Furnivall, a British educator and literary scholar whose career spanned colonial and independent Myanmar, passed away in England.
The military says it has taken action against Kachin States military-appointed security minister and a commanding officer after the death of over 170 jade prospectors.
Myanmar nationals abroad cast over 20,000 votes in the countrys last election, but that number fell far short of the 4 million Myanmar migrants living abroad.
The NLD performed poorly in Rakhine State in 2015 and is set to suffer again in November as it struggles to find candidates for the conflict-ridden north of the state.
Ko Nay Lin Htet, a 27-year-old man who hung himself while in quarantine in Pathein, was the second returned migrant worker to kill himself on Friday.
Scores of people are feared dead as search-and-rescue operations continued following severe rain and flooding in Japans Kumamoto Prefecture.
The Japanese government has opened a new support center for foreign residents in Tokyo amid a push to bring in more foreign workers to the country.
A senior officer in charge of approving appointments within the police force has been jailed for sexually exploiting female subordinates.
This week, six EU states suspended debt payments from Myanmar while the country resumed rice exports, approved new investments and allocated US$10.6 million in loans.