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    1. February 1, 2016

      Myanmar MPs throng to take seats in NLD-dominated parliament

      Myanmar has once more made history in its transition from military rule with the launch of its first civilian-dominated...

    2. January 28, 2016

      Leader hails ‘triumph’ as Myanmar prepares for historic handover

      President Thein Sein on Thursday hailed the “triumph” of Myanmar’s shift from military rule as his country prepares for...

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    1. January 13, 2016

      Annie Leibovitz unveils exhibition of outstanding women

      Fifteen years after launching an exhibition of photographic portraits of some of the world’s best-known women, Annie...

    2. December 11, 2015

      Women of 2015: Aung San Suu Kyi, opposition politician

      There may be world leaders who have had to wait longer than Aung San Suu Kyi to see a stolen election victory honoured,...

    3. November 17, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi’s victory sets democracy example to neighbours

      The landslide win by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in Myanmar’s election caps a striking role reversal that has seen the...

    4. November 13, 2015

      From dictatorship to democracy in Myanmar

      Aung San Suu Kyi has won a remarkable victory in Myanmar’s first free elections for 25 years. Ever since the military...

    5. November 13, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi, the Lady who was never for turning

      It has taken Aung San Suu Kyi a quarter of a century to win a second chance of power in Myanmar, after the ruling...

    6. FT Alphaville

      November 13, 2015

      Markets Live: Friday, 13th November, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 11:37 on 13 Nov 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce...

    7. November 13, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi party wins historic Myanmar election

      Aung San Suu Kyi’s Myanmar opposition party has won a crushing overall parliamentary majority in a historic election...

    8. November 11, 2015

      Myanmar election: Suu Kyi seeks army talks after landslide win

      Myanmar president Thein Sein has congratulated Aung San Suu Kyi as the scale of her opposition party's historic...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      November 11, 2015

      A fan of Aung San Suu Kyi

      A vendor sells fans with the portrait of Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the National League for...

    10. November 10, 2015

      Myanmar’s election is a first step on a hard road

      On the streets of Yangon on Sunday, you could have been forgiven for thinking democracy was just around the corner. In...

    11. November 10, 2015

      Myanmar election: is this the end of military rule?

      Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s opposition leader, has claimed her National League for Democracy won three-quarters of the...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      November 9, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi supporters celebrate

      Supporters of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi celebrate as they hear the first official results of the...

    13. November 9, 2015

      Myanmar opposition supporters claim landslide win in historic election

      Thousands of National League for Democracy followers roared over and over on Monday as a screen at its headquarters in...

    14. November 8, 2015

      Voters throng to historic Myanmar election 

      Myanmar voters go to the polls Millions of voters thronged to Myanmar’s historic general election on Sunday to take...

    15. The World

      November 8, 2015

      Myanmar’s elections and democracy in South-East Asia

      For anybody who used to visit Myanmar during the darkest days of the military junta, Sunday’s national elections seem...

    16. November 6, 2015

      Myanmar thinks local as voters go to long-awaited polls

      Tin Hla will cast a cut-price vote in Myanmar’s landmark parliamentary election on Sunday. In fact, if the 55-year-old...

    17. November 5, 2015

      Myanmar: Eyes on an election prize

      Kyi Hlaing is a child of Myanmar’s independence in 1948, but he has never cast a vote that counted. On Sunday he has...

    18. November 5, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi risks collision with military in Myanmar vote

      Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s veteran opposition leader, has risked a collision with the country’s powerful military by...

    19. November 2, 2015

      Five battlegrounds to watch in Myanmar’s landmark election

      The campaign for Myanmar’s landmark general election has entered its final week, with opposition leader Aung San Suu...

    20. October 19, 2015

      Myanmar abuzz as landmark election nears

      Myanmar election campaign in full flow Election season is in full swing in Myanmar and Pann Thinzar Myo, an opposition...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      September 22, 2015

      Raising the flag

      National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi during her election campaign rally in Kawhmu township on...

    22. September 8, 2015

      Myanmar’s landmark elections in 5 numbers

      And they’re off. Campaigning officially started on Tuesday in what are billed as Myanmar’s most free elections since...

    23. August 30, 2015

      ‘The Rebel of Rangoon: A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma’, by Delphine Schrank

      Nway, the eponymous Rebel of Rangoon in Delphine Schrank’s new book, is a man constantly on the run from the Myanmar...

    24. August 21, 2015

      U Win Htein, aide to Aung San Suu Kyi

      When U Win Htein arrives at Sharky’s restaurant in Yangon, Myammar’s biggest city, he is stooped over a walking stick...

    25. July 5, 2015

      Myanmar showdown looms as military flexes veto ahead of polls 

      Myanmar’s former military rulers are used to winning the day despite losing the argument. The question is whether they...

    26. June 23, 2015

      Myanmar MPs launch parliamentary effort to loosen military’s grip 

      Myanmar legislators are trying to loosen the army’s grip on power ahead of elections that mark the transition from half...

    27. June 2, 2015

      Asia’s boat people: Nowhere is home

      Ziaur Rahman has history in four countries but a secure home in none. The 23-year-old from the Rohingya ethnic group...

    28. May 20, 2015

      Rohingya boat people are becoming the Jews of Asia

      On May 13 1939 the SS St Louis, a German ocean liner, set sail from Hamburg. On board were 915 Jewish refugees hoping...

    29. March 11, 2015

      Student crackdown highlights Myanmar challenge

      Police baton-charge student protesters, tens of thousands of Muslims have been corralled in camps and battles rage in...

    30. February 8, 2015

      Myanmar: Suu Kyi’s search for ‘one brave soldier’

      Aung San Suu Kyi has made a long journey to her new base inside the sprawling parliamentary complex of pagoda-like...

    31. February 3, 2015

      Aung San Suu Kyi insists she can still lead Myanmar

      Aung San Suu Kyi insists she can still lead Myanmar despite her fears that the transition from dictatorship has become...

    32. November 14, 2014

      Obama gives blunt assessment of reforms in Myanmar

      YANGON – US President Barack Obama gave a blunt assessment on Friday of the need for further reform in Myanmar’s move...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      November 14, 2014

      Obama meets Aung San Suu Kyi

      Nyein Chan Naing/EPA US President Barack Obama and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi greet each other at her...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      November 14, 2014

      Myanmar prepares for Obama

      Damir Sagolj/Reuters A policeman secures a university compound where U.S. President Barack Obama will meet members of...

    35. November 11, 2014

      US divisions over Myanmar threaten to overshadow Obama visit

      A growing political battle over Myanmar’s transition from military rule threatens to overshadow President Barack...

    36. July 9, 2014

      No fairytale ending for poor, divided Myanmar

      Myanmar is a story just waiting for a fairytale ending. The beautiful daughter of an assassinated national hero faces...

    37. April 22, 2014

      A white-knuckle ride in Myanmar

      Thura Soe-Paing is Myanmar’s accidental entrepreneur. Arriving back home in 2010 thanks to his Brazilian diplomat...

    38. April 21, 2014

      Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 84

      Win Tin, the Myanmar journalist who became the country’s longest-serving political prisoner, has died aged 84 after...

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