The latest results suggest the NLD will take a landslide victory
The Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, which appears headed for a massive election victory, has accused the government election panel of intentionally delaying results, saying it wants to “maybe play a trick.”
Peter Popham reports from Rangoon on Aung San Suu Kyi’s overwhelming victory in an election many thought would never happen
In Rangoon, thousands flocked to polling stations before dawn, waiting up to two hours for them to open
This weekend, Burma will hold one of its most significant elections in recent history.
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
With pressure mounting and even President Thein Sein urging people to do the right thing, Burma’s favourite daughter may be closer than ever to wresting control from the army in her home country
The 16-year-old has been living in Birmingham since being shot on a school bus in Pakistan
A British minister who visited tens of thousands of Muslim refugees in Burma said he believes they will be forced to remain in squalid emergency camps for at least another 12 months as there is no quick-fix solution to the crisis.
In a wilderness of scorched rubble and twisted corrugated iron, a woman with wilted jasmine flowers in her hair was trying to locate what was left of her life. Ma Khin Aye lost her home and all her possessions when an anti-Muslim mob – including Buddhist neighbours with whom she had been friendly for years – set fire to it, along with all the others in the block in the central Burmese city of Meiktila. Armed with sticks and iron bars they then stood in the street, threatening to murder the terrified residents as they fled.
Barack Obama made history yesterday, becoming the first sitting US President to visit Burma and telling a packed audience that he had come to bear witness to a dramatic transformation he believes is underway.
Nearly 75,000 of those made homeless during inter-communal conflict in June and transferred to temporary camps are living in conditions “worse than animals”, according to the Rohingya Human Rights Association in Bangkok
Peter Horrocks, the BBC director whose controversial email has angered journalists at the corporation, is under acute pressure to find new ways to "monetise" his department.
UN-verified accounts of child soldiers undermine junta's assurances on democratic reforms