PM dismisses warnings of false dawn with call to 'suspend' sanctions, at house where heroine was held for 15 years
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Saturday 20 August 2011
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.
Monday 15 August 2011
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.
Sunday 14 August 2011
Saturday 13 August 2011
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.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
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.
Tuesday 26 July 2011
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.
Wednesday 20 July 2011
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.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Tuesday 05 July 2011
Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, ventured outside Rangoon yesterday for the first time since her release from house arrest.
Sunday 03 July 2011
Sunday 03 July 2011
Friday 01 July 2011
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".
Thursday 30 June 2011
Burma's main opposition party has vowed to continue its struggle for democracy despite a demand from the authorities to cease political activities.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
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.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
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