News David Cameron with democracy leader Aung SanSuu Kyi in her garden yesterday

PM dismisses warnings of false dawn with call to 'suspend' sanctions, at house where heroine was held for 15 years

Suu Kyi meets Burma's President for first time

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi met the country's President, Thein Sein, yesterday, the first meeting between the two and the latest olive branch from the army-backed regime that came to power this year after five decades of direct military rule, a government source said.

Thousands turn out as Suu Kyi puts her freedom to the test

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.

Aung San Suu Kyi puts her newfound freedom to the test

The Burmese democracy leader today defies warnings to make her first political appearance outside Rangoon since her release

Suu Kyi's party urged to register

Burma's government urged the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to officially register her National League for Democracy as a party yesterday, a step that would imply its acceptance of the government's legitimacy and also allow it legally to take part in politics.

Andrew Buncombe: Could you design a better school for Burma’s children?

There’s not a lot that can prepare you for both the sadness and optimism that surrounds the schools and shelters set up along the Thai border for the thousands of Burmese children forced to flee for their lives with their families.

Suu Kyi meets with 'new' regime

Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Burma's democracy movement, has held her first meeting with a government official since she was released last year from seven years under house arrest.

Suu Kyi marches in honour of her father

More than 3,000 democracy supporters led by Aung San Suu Kyi marched yesterday in Burma's biggest city in honour of her father, the nation's independence hero.

Burma accused of using prisoners to clear landmines

Rights groups allege that convicts have been used as human triggers for mines in the war against ethnic tribes

'Pilgrimage' for Suu Kyi and son

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, ventured outside Rangoon yesterday for the first time since her release from house arrest.

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The Burma Campaign, By Frank McLynn

In 1942, the Japanese drive through south-east Asia defeated the British in the mind as much as on the ground, leaving "a devastating sensation of being trapped in a nightmare".

Burma's junta warns Suu Kyi's party to cease its 'agitation'

Burma's main opposition party has vowed to continue its struggle for democracy despite a demand from the authorities to cease political activities.

Burma deports Michelle Yeoh over film role

Michelle Yeoh, the actor who stars as Aung San Suu Kyi in a forthcoming film, was deported from Burma after being placed on a blacklist by the military authorities who still control the country.

Matthew Norman: A true hero and his fan in Burma

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