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# myanmar - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit

Officials said 452 prisoners would walk free, but most or all of them appeared to be ordinary criminals rather than political prisoners.

# myanmar - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Strong quake strikes Myanmar, death toll rises

The earthquake measured 6.8 on the scale, according to the USGS.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here’s nine things to know before you start your day.

# myanmar - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Over 500 prisoners released in Burma's latest amnesty

The latest amnesty comes as the country’s president, Thein Sein, is set to travel to New York to address the United Nations.

Aung San Suu Kyi awarded with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour

Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has been presented with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour – which she was awarded while under house arrest in 2008.

# myanmar - Monday 20 August, 2012

Burma's government ends direct media censorship

Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.

# myanmar - Monday 18 June, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi in Ireland: Full details of public event

The Burmese democracy icon will receive the Freedom of Dublin and be serenaded at public concert. Here’s the running order for the night.

# myanmar - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Column: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Irish visit is a historic moment. Here’s why.

The iconic former political prisoner is able to travel at last. Let’s stand with her, writes Colm O’Gorman.

# myanmar - Saturday 16 June, 2012

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.

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

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

Democracy activist has been sworn in.

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - 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?

# myanmar - Monday 2 April, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burma election Burma This post contains videos

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.

# myanmar - Sunday 1 April, 2012

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.

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - 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.”

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - Monday 17 October, 2011

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.

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - Saturday 13 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - 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.

# myanmar - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Aung San Suu Kyi reunited with son after a decade apart Burma This post contains videos

Aung San Suu Kyi reunited with son after a decade apart

Burmese pro-democracy leader reunited with her youngest son after military junta granted release from house arrest.

# myanmar - Monday 15 November, 2010

After the attention, thoughts turn to Burma's homeless Cyclone Giri This post contains images

After the attention, thoughts turn to Burma's homeless

More than 80,000 remain homeless after Cycline Giri struck two weeks ago – when all eyes were on the elections.

'Dangerous time' for Aung San Suu Kyi Burma This post contains videos

'Dangerous time' for Aung San Suu Kyi

Burma’s heroine vows to fight on for human rights and democracy in her first day back at the office.

# myanmar - Sunday 14 November, 2010

Aung San Suu Kyi calls for dialogue with Burma's generals

The time has come to “sort out our differences across the table” says Suu Kyi.

# myanmar - Saturday 13 November, 2010

Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi

The Burmese authorities have released pro-democracy campaigner and Nobel Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi – who has spent 15 of the past 21 years under house arrest.

# myanmar - Friday 12 November, 2010

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Aung San Suu Kyi early release faces setback Burma This post contains videos

Aung San Suu Kyi early release faces setback

Burmese leader had reportedly signed release papers allowing her to leave house arrest today, but the Guardian’s reporter in Rangoon says release will actually be delayed.