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

Burma benefits as UK targets aid money on fight for democracy

British aid to Burma – the poorest country in South-east Asia – is to be sharply increased in an effort to help the country's most beleaguered and to support the struggle for democracy.

Suu Kyi says West's sanctions in Burma should remain in place

The party of the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi believes Western sanctions should remain in place despite her release, because prohibitions hit the military regime rather than the ordinary population.

Top junta figure to lead 'civilian' government

Burma's new parliament has named a key junta figure as its President, ensuring that the country's first "civilian" government in decades will be dominated by the army that has brutally suppressed dissent.

Burmese parliament spells out its new 'democracy' reforms

Beneath the tiered roofs of Burma's ornate new parliament building in its remote capital, Naypyidaw, lawmakers will gather today for their first taste of "disciplined democracy" as prescribed by the country's military rulers.

Court rejects Suu Kyi appeal on party break-up

Burma's highest court has rejected an appeal by the democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to overturn a ruling dissolving her political party, which was ordered to disband during her long spell under house arrest.

Suu Kyi going online after detention

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is ready to go online to broaden her domestic and international contacts after years of detention when the military regime allowed her virtually no contact with the outside world, her security chief said today. She may even be tweeting soon.

The Suu Kyi effect: A new age of quiet defiance

Two months after her release, Burma's most famous dissident is inspiring a shift among protesters

Freedom from Fear, By Aung San Suu Kyi

This collection of Aung San Suu Kyi's writings, edited by her late husband Michael Aris, begins with an essay on her father, a soldier and politician who fought for Burmese independence, first against the British, then against the Japanese, then against the British again; he was assassinated by a rival politician in 1947, just before Burmese independence was formally achieved. His death was a tragedy for his country, but his ideals live on in his daughter, now happily released from her long house arrest.

February: Political thaw puts Burma back on the map

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The Year in Review: Aung San Suu Kyi

When freedom is no liberty at all

Suu Kyi gets a new companion

There have been many adjustments for Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to make since she was released from house arrest.

Burma 'building nuclear and missile sites'

Witnesses in Burma have seen missile and nuclear sites being built in remote locations with support from North Korea, according to the latest US cables released by WikiLeaks.

Manchester United were target for Burmese junta

Manchester United were briefly a target for a takeover by the leader of Burma's military junta, according to a secret document leaked by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.

Burma gives HIV patients a reprieve from eviction

Authorities in military-ruled Burma gave a last-minute reprieve last night to HIV patients living in a shelter run by supporters of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, after earlier saying it had to be shut down.

Suu Kyi and son reunited after 10-year separation

Phoebe Kennedy witnesses a day of family joy in Burma
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