Htin Kyaw, newly elected president of Myanmar and member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, leaves after a parliament session in Naypyidaw on Tuesday.  Photograph: AFP

Myanmar’s parliament has appointed a close friend and ally of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as its first civilian president in 53 years. Htin Kyaw (...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has indicated he would move to curb media freedom if elected. Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/EPA

‘Under the provisions of the Libel Act of 2017,” the New Yorker suggests helpfully, “President Trump’s name can be used in the following sentences”: (...)

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for the opening of the new parliament in Naypyitaw. Lawmakers  will form Myanmar’s ruling party, with enough seats to choose the first democratically elected government since the military took power in 1962. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

After an historic day yesterday when pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi entered Myanmar’s parliament, the southeast Asian nation focused on ap(...)

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi after attending the first day of a new parliament session in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Wearing flowers in her hair and looking poised and calm, Aung San Suu Kyi took her seat in the front row of Myanmar’s parliament after more than 50 ye(...)

National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after the last day of the parliament’s lower house regular session. Photograph: Ye Aung/AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar will form its first democratically elected government since the military junta took power in 1962 when opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi over(...)

 A handout picture made shows Burmese president Thein Sein (L) shaking hands with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (R) during their meeting at the president’s office in the capital Naypyitaw on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA/Myanmar News Agency

Burma’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi held talks with president Thein Sein on Wednesday, the first of two key meetings as her election-winning party(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi: In a phone call, US president Barack Obama “commended her for her tireless efforts and sacrifice over so many years to promote a more inclusive, peaceful and democratic Burma”, the White House said. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a majority in Burma’s parliament, the election commission said on Friday, giving it enough seats to elect i(...)

Supporters of Burma’s National League for Democracy party: A period of uncertainty still looms over the country because it is not clear how the party  will share power easily with the still-dominant military – the constitution guarantees one quarter of parliament’s seats to unelected members of the armed forces. Photograph: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

Burma’s (Myanmar’s) ruling party conceded defeat in a general election on Monday as the opposition led by democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi appear(...)

A supporter waves a flag during a Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) campaign rally in Yangon on Friday. Burma heads to the polls on Sunday. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

On Sunday, more than 30 million voters across Burma (Myanmar) can cast their ballots in the country’s first relatively free elections in 25 years. (...)

 Volunteers take down posters of Aung San Suu Kyi at the National League for Democracy  head office  in Kaw Hmu, Burma,  ahead of Sunday’s landmark election. Photograph:  Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

Burma’s president Thein Sein said on Friday that both the military and the government would accept the outcome of Sunday’s historic election, and tha(...)