Authoritarian would-be emperors such as Putin and Jinping and the US’s military-industrial complex erode the open society and its values of individual freedoms
Four pro-democracy activists have been executed by the military, while at least 11 759 people have been detained and many have been sentenced to death
Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with illegally importing walkie-talkies, sedition and corruption, and faces decades in jail if convicted.
An installation and a documentary about the notorious residential school system amplify calls to define such deaths worldwide as genocide
Burma’s Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal against the house arrest of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Foreign Ministry diplomat says jailed opposition leader will be allowed to organise her party for next year’s elections.
Burma authorities have arrested up to 50 people, including journalists and political activists, in a security crackdown, it was reported on Friday.
As the regime makes tentative steps to re-engage, Western governments must be careful not to undermine the Burmese people.
Aung San Suu Kyi will support US plans to engage with the isolated nation but only if opposition groups are involved in any dialogue, her party said.
Lawyers for Aung San Suu Kyi filed an appeal on Thursday against her conviction for violating a security law after a man swam uninvited to her home.
Refugees who fled to China from armed clashes in north-east Burma began going back on Monday, overcoming worries about safety.
More fighting is expected in Burma after tensions between the junta and ethnic rebel groups forced thousands to flee to the Chinese border.
US Senator Jim Webb called sanctions against the military regime counterproductive” and asked the opposition to consider taking part in elections.
Army-ruled Burma urged Western countries on Thursday to lift economic sanctions and allow the country to modernise and achieve its democratic goals.
The single chink in the stoical armour of Burma’s exiled prime minister, Sein Win, appears when asked what he misses about his homeland.
John Yettaw’s bizarre adventures in Burma ended on Sunday, but the woman he was on a ”mission from God” to save remains locked up.
US Senator Jim Webb met Burma’s top military leader and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday and announced the release of a jailed American.
US Senator Jim Webb began historic talks with Than Shwe on Saturday, becoming the first senior Washington official to meet the head of Burma’s regime.
China said on Wednesday the world should respect Burma’s judicial sovereignty after the junta sent Aung San Suu Kyi back into detention.
The European Union said it would toughen its sanctions against Burma after Tuesday’s latest conviction of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The EU on Tuesday condemned the verdict against Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi and vowed ‘targeted measures’ against the military regime.
A court in Burma on Tuesday sentenced opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty to 18 months in detention for violating an internal security law.
As she reconciles herself to the prospect of up to five years in a prison cell, there is a certain poignancy to plans by Aung San Suu Kyi.
The trial of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi neared its climax on Monday as lawyers for her two female aides gave their closing arguments at a prison court.
Lawyers for Burma democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi hailed international calls for her release on Friday as they gave closing arguments at her trial.
United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday warned about possible nuclear links between Burma and North Korea.
The aborted voyage of a North Korean ship, photos of massive tunnels and a top secret meeting have raised alarm bells that Burma is going nuclear.
The international community has few options left for Burma after the UN secretary general’s failure last week to engage the recalcitrant regime.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ended a mission to Burma on Saturday saying he was ”deeply disappointed”.
Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday he was ”deeply disappointed” that Burma’s top general had rejected his request to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi.
When That Pyin celebrates her first birthday the day after the anniversary of Cyclone Nargis, her father won’t be there.
Burma’s junta chief Than Shwe urged parties to shun foreign ideologies if they want democracy as the military put on a show of might on Friday.