In Rangoon, thousands flocked to polling stations before dawn, waiting up to two hours for them to open
As Burma prepares for its most important election in a generation, Peter Popham in Rangoon talks to former supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi who are unhappy with her party’s methods
In the past five years the country has emerged from decades of military rule
More than 650 million people around the world still lack access to safe drinking water - a situation we can all help alleviate, as the photographer discovered
The Prime Minister David Cameron today called for sanctions against Burma to be eased as he made a historic visit to the country.
Visiting Aung San Suu Kyi on final leg of his Asian tour, PM seems set to ask EU to change course
David Cameron is expected to become the first major Western leader to visit Burma since decades of military rule were relaxed last year.
Prime Minister's forthcoming Asian tour set to include surprise stop-off in Rangoon
Democracy leader accuses military's proxy party of violence and intimidation
It's a sight few thought they would ever see: Burma's democracy leader fighting an election. Brian Rex visits the village where her future will be decided
In March 1942, thousands of British and Indian civilians fled Burma when Japanese troops arrived. Their escape route would become known as 'The Road of Death'. Seventy years on, a survivor recalls the most harrowing journey of his life...
Unrepentant activist behind Saffron uprising 'taken away' from monastery in night raid
Burmese move seen as a 'substantial' shift to democracy
Burma freed some of its most famous political inmates today, sparking jubilation outside prison gates while signalling its readiness to comply with demands from the US and its allies for a lifting of economic sanctions.
How did an article in The Independent lead to the creation of a portable school for Burmese refugee children?
Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has confirmed she will run for a parliamentary seat in April by-elections.