In the past five years the country has emerged from decades of military rule
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
John Bercow, House of Commons Speaker, has made a highly unusual intervention in a key foreign policy issue by appealing for Burma’s constitution to be amended to allow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to run in elections for the country’s presidency next year.
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.
Hold on, this time it's true! Kim Jong Un has come top of TIME magazine's online poll for Person of the Year. You may remember just a few weeks ago The Onion's spoof piece (Kim Jong Un named 'Sexiest Man Alive') led China Daily to produce a fawning 12-page spread on Kim's good looks. But we've triple checked our sources and - yes - the readers of TIME have apparently elected North Korea's leader as their annual idol.
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.
After 24 years, the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and Westminster await on historic world tour
PM dismisses warnings of false dawn with call to 'suspend' sanctions, at house where heroine was held for 15 years
The Prime Minister David Cameron today called for sanctions against Burma to be eased as he made a historic visit to the country.
There should be no delay in easing sanctions against Burma if its moves towards democracy continue, David Cameron said today.