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article 13 November 2010 World, Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi: 'The Lady' of Burma

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has been released from house arrest in Burma, or Myanmar. Channel 4 News looks at her rise to lead National League for Democracy (NLD).

article 23 April 2012 World, Burma
Burma parliament boycott over oath

Aung San Suu Kyi and her newly elected colleagues in the National League for Democracy are boycotting the opening of the Burmese parliament in protest at the oath of office.

article 07 November 2010 World, Burma
Burma poll closes amid criticism and indifference

Burma's first general election for 20 years has ended with critics dismissing the vote, in which two military-backed parties competed unopposed, as neither free nor fair.

article 25 June 2012 World, Burma
Dangerous waters for Burma's Rohingya minority

As Burma's rulers claim the country is embracing democracy, Asia correspondent John Sparks reports on the perilous attempts of native Rohingya people to seek refuge in Bangladesh.

article 19 November 2012 World, Burma
Barack Obama in historic Burma visit

Barack Obama becomes the first US president to visit Burma, in a six-hour trip that acknowledged the country's steps towards democratic change.

article 13 November 2010 World, Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi is free: what next for Burma?

Aung San Suu Kyi has been released from house arrest today, after a total of 15 years and 20 days in detention. What next? Author and human rights activist Benedict Rogers reports.

article 22 April 2013 World, Burma
Burma authorities accused of 'ethnic cleansing'

As a human rights group accuses the Burmese authorities of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims, the EU lifts its sanctions against Burma.

article 13 January 2012 World, Burma
Political prisoners freed in major Burma amnesty

As hundreds of political dissidents, politicians and journalists are freed in Burma, one analyst tells Channel 4 News the acid test for the country will be whether it allows free and fair elections.

article 18 December 2013 World, Burma
Burma hosts SEA Games - with a little help from its friends

For the first time since 1969, Burma is hosting the South East Asia Games and hopes it can show off its reforms, but the nation still remains reliant on China, writes Aung Zaw Min.

article 26 June 2012 World
Refugees 'should go back to Burma'

Refugees fleeing for their lives from persecution and violence in Burma will continue to be turned away from Bangladesh to protect diplomatic relations, a Bangladeshi diplomat tells Channel 4 News.