PM dismisses warnings of false dawn with call to 'suspend' sanctions, at house where heroine was held for 15 years
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Monday 20 June 2011
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her birthday in freedom yesterday, with supporters freeing symbolic caged birds as state security agents watched from across the street.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
Burmese troops have attacked a powerful northern militia with artillery and are trying to force rebel fighters from a strategic region where China is building large hydro-electric power plants, exile groups said yesterday.
Saturday 11 June 2011
Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's pro-democracy leader who spent 15 years under house arrest, will give two of the 2011 BBC Reith lectures.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Burma's new government began freeing about 14,000 prisoners and commuting thousands more sentences yesterday in an amnesty critics dismissed as a token gesture aimed at improving its international image.
Monday 09 May 2011
The Victoria Cross won by the young Rifleman Tul Bahadur Pun was awarded for his outstanding courage and superb gallantry in the face of extraordinary odds.
Sunday 01 May 2011
Wednesday 13 April 2011
Thai authorities have sparked an outcry by revealing that they are in talks with Burma over proposals to send more than 140,000 refugees back across the border. The head of the national security council, Tawin Pleansri, said the government planned to close camps established along the border with Burma over the past two decades and make residents return.
Monday 04 April 2011
Revellers who wear "decadent" clothing during Burma's New Year's celebrations will face up to a month in prison. The four-day festival beginning on 13 April is one of the few times when Burma's citizens can relax.
Thursday 31 March 2011
Burma's junta was officially disbanded yesterday after handing over power to a so-called civilian government, the latest phase of a transition to democracy that has been widely criticised as a sham.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Burma's junta was officially dissolved today after a swearing-in ceremony to appoint the country's so-called civilian government.
Friday 25 March 2011
A powerful earthquake that toppled homes in northeastern Burma has killed more than 70 people, and there were fears today the toll would mount as conditions in more remote areas became known.
Friday 25 March 2011
A strong earthquake struck north-eastern Burma yesterday, shaking buildings as far away as Bangkok.
Thursday 24 March 2011
A powerful earthquake struck north-eastern Burma tonight, shaking buildings as far away as Bangkok. No tsunami was generated.
Thursday 24 February 2011
The weight of Burma's military has been thrown behind efforts to locate and rescue one of the country's wealthiest businessmen – and a close ally of its military leader – after he became stranded on a remote mountain.
Monday 21 February 2011
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