Friday February 13, 2015
A round-up of other national and international stories
Friday January 16, 2015
Saudi Arabia has postponed a public flogging of activist and blogger Raif Badawi on medical grounds.
Wednesday December 10, 2014
The UNHCR has said governments must focus more on saving lives rather than keeping foreigners out after a record 3,419 people have died in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe since January.
Friday November 14, 2014
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has described Burma's constitution as "unfair, unjust and undemocratic" after talks with US President Barack Obama in her Yangon home.
Thursday November 13, 2014
Burma's transition from military rule has not been as fast as hoped and the government is "backsliding" on some reforms, according to US President Barack Obama.
Tuesday October 14, 2014
Australian author Richard Flanagan has won this year's Man Booker Prize for his novel 'The Narrow Road To The Deep North' inspired by his father's experience as a prisoner of war on the Thailand-Burma death railway.
Tuesday October 07, 2014
Burma has begun the release of more than 3,000 prisoners, including former military intelligence figures, on "humanitarian" grounds, officials said this morning.
Friday August 29, 2014
A Myanmar beauty queen dethroned for alleged misconduct has absconded with her crown and free breast implants.
Tuesday April 01, 2014
Some of the best images from around the world today.
Monday December 30, 2013
Burma, officially known as Myanmar, is expected to release most of its prisoners of conscience and scores more awaiting trial, in an amnesty for those held for political reasons.