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  1. March 14, 2014

    The Diary: Martha Kearney

    The Irrawaddy Literary Festival isn’t exactly like Cheltenham or Hay. For a start, it’s unlikely that a British literary...

  2. March 13, 2014

    Fears Myanmar census could stoke tensions

    An internationally funded census in Myanmar threatens to undermine the former military dictatorship’s efforts to end more...

  1. December 15, 2013

    EU to urge Myanmar to allow Aung San Suu Kyi to seek presidency

    EU member states will urge Myanmar’s former military rulers to change the country’s constitution and electoral laws to allow...

  2. beyondbrics

    October 29, 2013

    Suu Kyi: Myanmar still has some way to go

    Last week Italy’s government hosted a high-level delegation from Myanmar promoting foreign investment in their rapidly...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    October 24, 2013

    Aung San Suu Kyi in Belfast

    Cathal McNaughton/Reuters Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the parliament buildings on the Stormont...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    October 22, 2013

    Aung San Suu Kyi collects Sakharov prize 23 years on

    Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,...

  5. June 6, 2013

    Britain revives links with Myanmar’s military establishment

    Britain has launched a push to revive relations with Myanmar’s military, with the UK’s Chief of Defence Staff visiting the...

  6. beyondbrics

    May 17, 2013

    Further reading: Myanmar's uneasy alliance

    Friday’s picks from beyondbrics: Aung San Suu Kyi and the ex-generals must overcome their past; Qatar is being nudged aside...

  7. May 16, 2013

    Myanmar: An uneasy alliance

    If a single image captures the scope of Myanmar’s sweeping transition, it is the photograph of opposition leader and Nobel...

  8. May 9, 2013

    Suu Kyi appeals for UK help to rebuild Myanmar university system

    Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s opposition leader, has called on UK university leaders to help her country rebuild its higher...

  9. May 6, 2013

    For Asia’s newest baby tiger, the hard grind begins

    As I dragged my luggage through the long terminal of the ridiculously hot and humid Yangon airport a few days ago, I thought...

  10. April 12, 2013

    The Diary: Lionel Barber

    These days, Myanmar’s fearsome generals have largely returned to barracks or are wearing longyis. During a five-day maiden...

  11. April 4, 2013

    Myanmar’s return

    These have not been the best few weeks in Myanmar’s short, post-junta history. Members of the country’s Muslim minority,...

  12. March 28, 2013

    Thein Sein threatens religious extremists

    Myanmar’s President Thein Sein has issued his strongest challenge yet to “political opportunists and religious extremists”...

  13. beyondbrics

    March 3, 2013

    Week ahead, Mar 4 - 8

    A look at the week ahead from beyondbrics, featuring: Kenya’s elections on Monday, China starts its two-week annual plenary...

  14. beyondbrics

    February 4, 2013

    S Korea: Special Olympics gives taste of 2018 winter games

    Lee Myung-bak’s approval ratings remain painfully low as he prepares to step down as South Korean president next month. But...

  15. February 3, 2013

    Myanmar writes new page in history

    When Fergal Keane, the award-winning Irish journalist, last stayed at Yangon’s Inya Lake Hotel, he was posing as a water...

  16. January 30, 2013

    Pipeline marks scramble for Myanmar

    In May, something curious will happen to the geography of China. The continental-sized country, whose supercharged...

  17. December 16, 2012

    Branson launches campaign to end slavery

    A group of corporate executives including the UK’s Sir Richard Branson and Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest have...

  18. December 14, 2012

    Aung San Suu Kyi

    It has been quite a year for Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese opposition leader who spent much of the past 20 years in enforced...

  19. December 4, 2012

    Myanmar – A nation rises

    A short walk from Yangon’s notorious Insein prison, where Myanmar’s military junta jailed and tortured political prisoners,...

  20. December 2, 2012

    Myanmar addresses anger over mine

    Myanmar’s government has moved swiftly to address public anger over the violent crackdown on protesters at a copper mine in...

  21. November 30, 2012

    Violence casts shadow over Myanmar reform

    In the space of a few hours on Thursday morning the feel-good effect generated by US President Barack Obama’s visit to...

  22. November 29, 2012

    Mines protest exposes Myanmar dilemma

    Scores of protesters including Buddhist monks and local villagers were injured when police used tear gas, water cannons and...

  23. beyondbrics

    November 19, 2012

    Myanmar: Obama drops in

    The picture tells the story: US President Barack Obama kisses Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during his brief...

  24. November 19, 2012

    Myanmar can ‘taste freedom’, says Obama

    In the first visit by a US president to Myanmar, Barack Obama on Monday told a visibly excited audience at Yangon University...

  25. November 18, 2012

    Myanmar pressure

    Choosing when to welcome a pariah state back into the international fold is fraught with risk. The ill-judged rehabilitation...

  26. November 18, 2012

    Obama arrives in Myanmar

    Barack Obama has become the first US president to visit Myanmar after Air Force One touched down on Monday morning, bringing...

  27. November 16, 2012

    Obama to promote rights on Asia trip

    President Barack Obama leaves on Saturday for a four-day trip to southeast Asia which will set the tone for his approach to...

  28. The World

    November 13, 2012

    President Aung San Suu Kyi? Why not?

    Aung San Suu Kyi arriving in New Delhi. (AFP) Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s opposition leader, gave an exceptionally...

  29. November 9, 2012

    Obama to visit Myanmar on SE Asia tour

    YANGON/WASHINGTON, Nov 9 – President Barack Obama will this month become the first US leader to visit Myanmar, the strongest...

  30. November 6, 2012

    Group breaks away from Suu Kyi party

    Turmoil within the party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has prompted a breakaway group from her National League for...

  31. November 5, 2012

    Anti-Muslim violence spreads in Myanmar

    Fresh reports from witnesses and victims of communal violence in western Myanmar indicate that tensions have spread beyond...

  32. October 28, 2012

    Rakhine violence concerns Myanmar leader

    Myanmar’s president Thein Sein has made a rare admission of the extent of ethnic violence sweeping the country’s western...

  33. October 25, 2012

    Myanmar grapples with Rakhine violence

    A fresh outbreak of sectarian violence between Buddhist and Muslim populations in Myanmar’s strife-torn Rakhine state, on...

  34. October 17, 2012

    Unrest grows in Myanmar’s ruling party

    Growing unrest in Myanmar’s once all-powerful ruling party has fuelled talk of an internal split between supporters of Thein...

  35. October 14, 2012

    US military officials arrive in Myanmar

    A delegation of more than 30 US military and civilian officials has arrived in Myanmar at the weekend, in Washington’s most...

  36. October 5, 2012

    Open for business?

    In Yangon these days, there’s one word that often crops up when discussing the state of the property market: crazy. Prices...

  37. beyondbrics

    October 1, 2012

    Further reading: Chindia middle class

    Monday’s picks from the BB team: Syrian rebels learn patience; Erdogan’s long goodbye; Colombian shale gas tussles; and the...

  38. September 27, 2012

    Thein Sein pledges ‘irreversible change’

    Thein Sein, president of Myanmar, has pledged an “unprecedented and irreversible course of change” in his country. For the...

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