Bustle: Buddhist monks in Mandalay, Burma’s second-largest city. Images of Aung San Suu Kyi are everywhere, from newspapers  to bags and fridge magnets. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
Inside Burma

On the streets of Rangoon “the Lady” is a fridge magnet. Once banned under the censorship laws of Burma’s former military regime, Aung San Suu Kyi’(...)

In the 15 years since a global treaty prohibiting land mines took effect, the use and production of these weapons has nearly stopped, new casualties have plummeted, and more than two dozen countries once contaminated by land mines buried since old wars have removed them, said the report by the group, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Photograph: Luc Forsyth/Getty Images

Despite the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the armed uprising in Ukraine and turmoil in other hot spots in the Middle East and Africa, one (...)

The military’s ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) insists Cambodians are leaving of their own accord and said 60,000 had crossed the border as of Saturday. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Squatting on the ground with their hands on each others’ shoulders in 15 neat rows, hundreds of illegal Cambodian workers, including women and childre(...)

Voters stand in a queue to get their voting slip to cast their vote at a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam today. Photograph: Reuters

The first Indians cast their votes in the world’s biggest election today with Hindu nationalist opposition candidate Narendra Modi seen holding a s(...)

Taxis and private vehicles line up outside Mandalay International airport  in Mandalay, Myanmar.

The Dublin-based engineering design, architecture, project and construction management firm PM Group has won a major contract with the Asian De(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton delivering the inaugural William J. Clinton Leadership Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast this evening.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Bill Clinton has called for academics, politicians and business leaders to build on the opportunities afforded by “an interdependent world”. (...)

Former US President Bill Clinton speaks at the Guild Hall in Derry today as part of his visit to Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Former US president Bill Clinton this afternoon urged Northern Ireland politicians and people to “finish the job” of resolving the outstanding(...)

Denis O’Brien couldn’t yet salvage a functioning mobile phone business in Burma, could he?“We were crying our eyes out,” O’Brien said in September, of(...)

Denmark and New Zealand were found to be the least corrupt on the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index for 2013. Image: Transparency International

Ireland is ranked number 21 out of 177 countries named on the annual ‘corruption’ index published by Transparency International, up from a ranking of (...)

Digicel chief Denis O’Brien: has formed an alliance with Myanmar tycoon Serge Pun.  Photograph:  Frank Miller

Denis O’Brien has teamed up with local Myanmar tycoon Serge Pun to form a consortium to build and lease a network of mobile phone masts to Ooredoo, a (...)