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Unrepentant activist behind Saffron uprising 'taken away' from monastery in night raid
Burma's president vowed not to turn back on his country's democratic reforms as he urged the West to lift sanctions, and even dangled the possibility of giving opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi a cabinet post.
Burmese move seen as a 'substantial' shift to democracy
Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has confirmed she will run for a parliamentary seat in April by-elections.
Foreign Secretary meets opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein
Britain stands ready to "respond positively" to improvements in human rights and political freedoms in Burma, Foreign Secretary William Hague told the south-east Asian country's leaders during a historic visit today.
Foreign Secretary says his visit is to 'encourage the Burmese government to continue on its path of reform'
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi formally registered her party today for any upcoming elections, returning the once-captive Nobel laureate to the political arena.
Myanmar's government has approved opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party to register for a coming by-election, state media said Tuesday, formally returning the pro-democracy group to the political arena.
Burma's government has approved opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party to register for a coming by-election, formally bringing the pro-democracy group back into the country's political arena, state-run media said.
The American street artist Shepard Fairey, whose Hope poster of Barack Obama proved one of the most enduring images of the 2008 US presidential election, has completed a similarly styled poster to mark the launch of a film about Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Thousands of well-wishers lined roadsides in Burma to welcome opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday as she tested the limits of her freedom by taking her first political trip into the countryside since being released from house arrest.
The Burmese democracy leader today defies warnings to make her first political appearance outside Rangoon since her release