Buddhist nationalists demonstrate against the UN and the return of Rohingya Muslims, in Yangon, Burma. Photograph:  Jonas Gratzer/Getty Images

Some 150 Buddhist nationalists took part in a protest in Rangoon yesterday against international pressure for Burma (Myanmar) to grant citizenship (...)

Cruises with an educational theme offer cultural, cookery and creative courses on board

Cruise for culture In the world of educational travel, what name could be more august than Smithsonian? The US institution founded for the “inc(...)

Student protesters fight with police while trying to break a police line in Letpadan. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Hundreds of police and hired thugs charged at students in Burma protesting over a new education law on Tuesday, pummelling them with batons and then d(...)

A truck with war victims who fled from the conflict zone arrives at a monastery which is being set as temporary refugee camp in Lashio, northern Shan State, Burma.  Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Fifty government troops and police officers died in clashes last week with ethnic minority insurgents in Shan state, Burma (Myanmar) near the border (...)

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Women’s Forum in the Burmese capital Naypyidaw. Photograph: Jennifer Duggan 3:21

Snarling, beeping traffic jams are something new in Yangon. They are a headache for the city’s commuters but are also a sign of Burma’s progress. S(...)

Phil Blackwood (centre): charged over the publication of a poster promoting cheap drinks at his bar in Rangoon in Burma. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

A New Zealand bar manager has pleaded not guilty in a Burmese court to charges of insulting religion after publishing a psychedelic image of Buddha we(...)

Barack Obama andAung San Suu Kyi hold a press conference after their meeting at her residence in Rangoon yesterday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Barack Obama yesterday stood side by side with Burma’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon yesterday and said the law barring h(...)

Wind turbines: ESB International has been making presentations on the subject of renewables in Asia. photograph: fabrizio bensch/ reuters

One major presence at the Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum was the ESB’s international consulting arm, which made a presentation on the subject of (...)

Burma is emerging from a half-century of isolation and is one of the world’s last frontier telecom markets. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Just over a year ago in one of the world’s least-connected countries, I tried to buy a Sim card for my mobile phone. Through a series of middle-men – (...)

The Sule Pagoda, located in the heart of downtown Yangon, is 2,500 years old. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Few places resonate more in the history of modern Burma than the sprawling red brick Victorian complex at No 300 Theinbyu Road in downtown Yangon. It (...)