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    1. August 21, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: U Win Htein

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

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. March 28, 2013

      Thein Sein threatens religious extremists

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

    28. 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...

    29. 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....

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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