While the country edges towards democracy, chauvinistic Buddhists have disenfranchised around 5 per cent of the population
The NLD won a landslide victory in 1990 but the junta responded by throwing the MPs-elect in jail
The South-east Asian nation heads to the polls next week for a landmark general election
Supporters openly show their colours in first poll without censorship for 50 years - but victory is not guaranteed
Greek leader secures larger percentage of vote than predicted to take country into new round of EU austerity
'The next four years are going to be brutally hard, as people pay more tax'
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Ms Suu Kyi says vote, that should see her NLD party replace the USDP - a proxy for the military - as the nation's largest, is 'a crucial turning point'
The reform-minded former general was hotly tipped to become the country's next president, and some see the hand of ex-junta leader Than Shwe behind the move
Five million citizens demanded change to the constitution that would have allowed the popular Nobel Peace Prize-winner to run
Peter Popham's video diary of life in the former Burmese capital
The oppressed minority has been told only violent jihad will make a difference
Could her visit to Beijing signify an unlikely alliance with the People's Republic?
He promised Turkey a hopeful merging of Islam and modernity. Now he is becoming an all too familiar autocrat