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Suu Kyi may soon play a role in Burma’s parliament

Aung San Suu Kyi could be given a job in Burma's nominally civilian government if she is elected to parliament in the April by-elections.

Seventeen killed in Rangoon warehouse blast

An explosion at a warehouse in Burma's biggest city has killed at least 17 people and injured dozens -- but was not caused by a bomb, officials say.

State group urges Burma to set free political prisoners

A state-appointed body in Burma has urged officials to release "prisoners of conscience", in a sign the country may soon free political prisoners.

Burmese firm gets SA exploration right

South Africa has handed an offshore petroleum exploration right to a company reportedly tied to the military junta of Burma.

Suu Kyi’s party urges West to keep Burma sanctions

The party of Burma pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi recommended on Monday maintaining Western sanctions on the country.

Junta silent as Burma awaits Suu Kyi release

Aung San Suu Kyi was due to be freed from house arrest on Saturday, but there was still no sign the country's army rulers were ready to release her.

Burma’s Suu Kyi files new appeal against detention

Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has lodged a new appeal with the Supreme Court against her house arrest in a final attempt to win freedom.

China casts nervous eye at erstwhile ally Burma

The giant red poster staring over China's Wanding border crossing with Burma proclaims that their "brotherly feelings will last forever".

Burma junta under new pressure over cyclone victims

Burma's junta on Saturday came under renewed international pressure from rights groups and the United States defence chief, who said its slow response to the cyclone disaster had cost "tens of thousands of lives". US Defence Secretary Robert Gates criticised the delay in allowing in foreign aid, saying US ships could have swiftly brought relief.

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