# myanmar - Saturday 30 August, 2014
She could hardly leave them behind, to be fair.
# myanmar - Friday 22 August, 2014
Around 3,000 new cases are found each year in the country, and medical workers are warning that the debilitating disease could be on the rise once more.
# myanmar - Friday 28 February, 2014
The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.
# myanmar - Monday 30 December, 2013
Myanmar’s reformist president is trying to fulfil his pledge to free all political prisoners by the end of this year.
# myanmar - Thursday 27 June, 2013
The syndicate involving O’Brien’s Digicel Group has missed out on being awarded one of two nationwide phone licences.
# myanmar - Saturday 25 May, 2013
Authorities in Burma’s western Rakhine state face accusations of ethnic cleansing after applying a two-child limit to Muslim families that does not also apply to Buddhists in the area.
# myanmar - Thursday 4 April, 2013
O’Brien has joined forces with George Soros and Serge Pun to secure one of two new telecommunications licences for the country formally known as Burma.
# myanmar - Tuesday 2 April, 2013
Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you get back into the swing of things after the long weekend.
Religious tensions are running high in the country, despite police assurances that the blaze was accidental.
# myanmar - Sunday 31 March, 2013
Burmese law will change from tomorrow – ending a regime where only state-run papers were allowed to issue daily editions.
# myanmar - Thursday 21 March, 2013
Several mosques were reported to have been torched as well as houses in the town of Meiktila.
# myanmar - Friday 28 December, 2012
It will be the first time since 1964 that non-state media will be allowed to publish news in the country.
# myanmar - Monday 19 November, 2012
Barack Obama has become the first sitting US President to visit the country.
# myanmar - Thursday 15 November, 2012
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
The earthquake measured 6.8 on the scale, according to the USGS.
# myanmar - Thursday 20 September, 2012
The latest amnesty comes as the country’s president, Thein Sein, is set to travel to New York to address the United Nations.
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
Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.
# myanmar - Monday 18 June, 2012
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
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
The iconic campaigner’s doctor has expressed fears for her health after she vomited in front of reporters.
# myanmar - Thursday 14 June, 2012
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
The Burmese pro-democracy leader is planning her first trip outside of her country in 24 years.
# myanmar - Wednesday 2 May, 2012
Democracy activist has been sworn in.
# myanmar - Monday 23 April, 2012
Meanwhile, the EU has announced lifting sanctions against Burma after year of political reform.
# myanmar - Saturday 21 April, 2012
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
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
The long-persecuted opposition leader could be set to take office in the isolated country for the first time.
# myanmar - Sunday 1 April, 2012
The National League for Democracy says its leader has taken a seat in parliament, in spite of allegations of vote-rigging.
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
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
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# myanmar - Saturday 14 January, 2012
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
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
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
The pro-democracy leader has announced that she is to formally end her political boycott and run in elections.
# myanmar - Friday 18 November, 2011
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 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
However, it’s not clear how many political prisoners will be among those released under the amnesty.