Unlike its predecessors, the NLD govt is ensuring deals with China benefit Myanmar, Sean Turnell, adviser to the State Counselor, tells The Irrawaddy in an interview.
With their refusal to endorse the parliamentary charter change committees bills, it remains to be seen how military MPs will respond when they are sent to Parliament.
Over 5,000 factory workers marched in protest near a Yangon industrial zone Sunday to demand higher wages as the government prepares to set the new minimum wage.
Nationwide ceasefire signatories continue talks to include other groups in the peace process, especially ahead of the next 21st-Century Panglong summit.
The Independent Commission of Enquiry has declared that security operations in Rakhine in 2017 did not have genocidal intent, but admits that war crimes took place.
Indian athlete Abida Akhtar overcame depression to compete at international level in Wushu.
Mohammad Javad Zarif cancelling his trip to Davos Forum comes amid a crisis with Washington and disputes with Europe over Irans nuclear steps.
Presiding judge Thomas Bergmann said the trial would be held behind closed doors until further notice because of security concerns
Police are suing the owner of a shoe shop in a Mandalay mall for poor electrical safety after a fire burned through the mall and caused over 1 billion kyats in damage.
Political observers in Myanmar doubt President Xi Jinpings claim that China is not arming ethnic armed organizations based near the northern border.
News of physical and sexual abuse at the shelter, which housed girls as young as seven, outraged India.
India announced the curbs on imports of refined palm oil on Jan. 8 in a bid to help domestic refiners raise their plant utilisation rates, according to industry officials
Tencent is known to have stakes in firms such as food delivery giant Meituan Dianping, e-commerce site Pinduoduo and video game companies such as Riot Games and Supercell
Prince Harry says he had hoped to continue public service without funding, but now believes he and Meghan Markle have no option but to step back from official duties.
The rising popularity of hip-hop in Thailand has created stars that have drawn the attention of major music industry players.
Some 2,150 billionaires have more money than the worlds poorest 4.6 billion people, while women work 12.5 billion hours a day unpaid, a new report from Oxfam says.
The patient is a 35-year-old Chinese woman who flew from Wuhan, China to Incheon international airport on Sunday.
The Ministry of Emergency Management said a number of people were injured, one seriously, and some small buildings and walls around properties collapsed.
Shipments of unwanted rubbish have been rerouted to Southeast Asia since China banned the import of plastic waste in 2018, but Malaysia and other developing countries are
Rescuers are searching for 3 others, between 14 and 17 years old, still missing and feared dead, said Ujang Syafiri, who heads a local disaster mitigation agency.
Soybean exports to China plunged to $3 billion from more than $12 billion in 2017 and the Trump administration paid out $28 billion in aid to farmers in the past two year
Authorities and media reports said the total number of infected people has topped 200.
The Time to Care; report was released in Davos ahead of the 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum
17 new cases emerge; fears of travellers spreading infection.
UN-led talks in Berlin a desperate bid to curb military interference, help relaunch political dialogue
No more public funding; home renovation cost to be repaid
Admiral Tony Radakin laid particular emphasis on collaborations in the development of aircraft carriers and discussions on electric propulsion.
Preeti Maheshwari, who works at an international school in the city, has been admitted to a local hospital after she fell seriously ill last Friday. Doctors confirmed tha
The Irrawaddy talks with China analyst Ma Khin Khin Kyaw Kyee from ISP Myanmar and political analyst U Than Soe Naing about the impact of the Chinese presidents visit.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said three children were among those killed after midnight Friday in the village of Bala in the jihadist-run Idlib region
Our federal response to these devastating bushfires is comprehensive and unprecedented, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was cited in a statement announcing the aid.
Chinese leader Xi Jinpings name appeared as Mr Shithole in posts on the social media platform when translated into English from Myanmar.
This Indian couple's miniature cooking videos have earned them hundreds of thousands of subscribers.
Tehran to take assistance from experts in France, Canada and U.S.
Nearly 50 people have been infected across the world
Latvian Foreign Minister expresses hope that there will be movement on the BTIA when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Brussels in March this year.
Three Bills extending the tenure of service chiefs waltzed their way through the Pak. Parliament
Petra Costas documentary on ex-President Rousseffs impeachment has been nominated
China and Myanmar capped President Xi Jinpings two-day visit by signing 33 agreements, including many to advance Beijings BRI projects in the country.
On Thursday, Pervez Musharraf, now based in Dubai, approached the Court to challenge the ruling of the special tribunal that had handed him death sentence on charges of h
The announcement by white actor Hank Azaria follows accusations of racial stereotyping.
The Irrawaddy talks with writer U Kyaw Win and member of Parliament Ma Zin Mar Aung about the challenges facing Myanmar in 2020, from the Constitution to the election.
This week, Myanmar celebrated the opening of a Thai fish factory and border trade with Laos, while the World Bank is forecasting a growth boost.
Pakistan's military spokesman leaves his post after three headline-grabbing years, to praise and criticism.
The court will decide whether Electoral College voters are required to support the presidential candidate who wins a State.
But the incident should not be allowed to overshadow Soleimanis martyrdom, says Iranian leader
Leaked conversations featuring UNP leader reveal details on court cases against several high-profile figures
Gen. Yawd Serk, the leader of an ethnic Shan armed group, urged his counterparts to compromise on demands to enable April's peace summit to takeplace.