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# burma - Saturday 16 June, 2012

21 years later: Aung San Suu Kyi accepts Nobel Peace Prize

The Burmese pro-democracy campaigner finally delivered her Nobel Lecture in Oslo this afternoon.

Health worries for Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Dublin visit

The iconic campaigner’s doctor has expressed fears for her health after she vomited in front of reporters.

# burma - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Europe

The General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in Burma will arrive in Ireland on 18 June. Today, she will speak in Geneva at the UN’s International Labour Organisation.

# burma - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Giant banner welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland

Amnesty International and Dublin City Council erected the welcome sign this afternoon at Liberty Hall.

# burma - Monday 11 June, 2012

Burma declares state of emergency in midst of fatal sectarian violence

At least eight people – including a 12-year-old girl – have been killed in sectarian violence in western Burma.

# burma - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi to get Amnesty award from Bono during Irish visit

The Burmese pro-democracy leader will visit Ireland next month as part of a trip that will take in her acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991.

# burma - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

Aung San Suu Kyi to leave Burma for the first time in 24 years today

The pro-democracy leader is due to visit Ireland in mid-June as part of her trip to Europe.

# burma - Friday 18 May, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Ireland next month

The Burmese pro-democracy leader is planning her first trip outside of her country in 24 years.

# burma - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Burma 'halting arms purchases' from North Korea

Burma’s president has confirmed that his country has bought weapons from North Korea over the past 20 years and assured his South Korean counterpart that it will no longer do so.

# burma - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Humiliated, tortured or executed: The little-known story of the Irish POWs

Some 650 Irish soldiers were taken prisoner by the Japanese during WW2. They were starved, beaten, even crucified – but showed incredible bravery, writes historian Robert Widders.

# burma - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Two years after house arrest release, Aung San Suu Kyi takes parliamentary seat

Democracy activist has been sworn in.

# burma - Monday 30 April, 2012

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The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here’s nine things you should know before 9am…

Suu Kyi to attend Burmese parliament after oath dispute resolved

The head of the Burmese opposition will lead party colleagues to the parliament on Wednesday after a dispute over a legislative oath was resolved.

# burma - Monday 23 April, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi boycotts Burma's parliament over oath

Meanwhile, the EU has announced lifting sanctions against Burma after year of political reform.

# burma - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Japan to forgive €2.8 billion of Burma's debt

Japan is to take steps to forgive about 300 billion yen (€2.8 billion) of Burma’s debt and resume development aid in a bid to support democratic and economic reforms in the country.

# burma - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# burma - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics

Our weekly wrap-up of the numbers that defined the week, like: how much did our 12 MEPs take in donations last year?

# burma - Monday 2 April, 2012

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Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burma election

The long-persecuted opposition leader could be set to take office in the isolated country for the first time.

# burma - Sunday 1 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Our nightly round-up of the day’s main news, and the bits-and-pieces you might have missed…

Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burmese by-election

The National League for Democracy says its leader has taken a seat in parliament, in spite of allegations of vote-rigging.

Suu Kyi poised for by-election success in Burma

The electoral win will change little but marks a new era in the 24-year politicla career of the democracy activist who had spent much of the past two decades under house arrest.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# burma - Monday 26 March, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi suspends campaign over ill health

Burma’s opposition leader has been forced to suspend her campaign due to ill health just one week ahead of the polls.

# burma - Sunday 22 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# burma - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Praise for Burma's release of political prisoners

Some 651 political activists, bloggers, a former prime minister and heads of ethnic minority groups were released yesterday under a presidential pardon allowing them to take part in “nation-building.”

# burma - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Explosion kills 17 in Burma

A fire and several explosions at a state-run warehouse in Burma’s largest city, Rangoon, has killed at least 17 people.

# burma - Friday 23 December, 2011

Aung San Suu Kyi registers her party for upcoming elections in Burma

The leader of the opposition in Burma, who was under house arrest for 15 of the last 21 years, has ended her boycott of elections in military dictatorship.

# burma - Monday 21 November, 2011

Aung San Suu Kyi to run in Burma elections

The pro-democracy leader has announced that she is to formally end her political boycott and run in elections.

# burma - Friday 18 November, 2011

Hillary Clinton to visit Burma

President Barack Obama said the historic trip by the Secretary of State will take place next month after the US said it saw “flickers of progress” in the country which has been isolated for decades.

# burma - Monday 17 October, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Burma allows trade unions for first time since 1962

Burma has lifted bans on the formation of labour unions and the staging of strikes, which have been in place for almost 50 years.

# burma - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Burma to release 6,300 prisoners

However, it’s not clear how many political prisoners will be among those released under the amnesty.

# burma - Friday 19 August, 2011

Aung San Suu Kyi meets with new Burmese president for first time

The “significant” meeting is the highest level of contact the Nobel laureate has had with the new government since her release from house arrest.

# burma - Sunday 14 August, 2011

Suu Kyi makes first political trip since being freed from house arrest

Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi tested the limits of her freedom by taking her first political trip into the countryside since being released from house arrest.

# burma - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Hollywood actress and Bond girl Michelle Yeoh kicked out of Burma Burma

Hollywood actress and Bond girl Michelle Yeoh kicked out of Burma

Officials haven’t explained why the actress, who is due to play Aung San Suu Kyi in a new film, is on the country’s blacklist.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# burma - Friday 25 March, 2011

More than 65 killed after earthquake strikes Burma

Around 111 people reported to be injured in quake, which caused buildings – including monasteries – to collapse.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: British police may investigate Neil Prendeville; how Barack Obama was locked out of the White House and the cheating scandal that’s rocking the chess world.

# burma - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Two large earthquakes shake Burma

A child and an adult reported dead as the quakes hit just seconds apart at 1.55pm GMT.