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(...)

The All Burma Students Democratic Front  has signed the ceasefire. Photograph: AFP

The Government of Burma, also known as Myanmar, and eight armed ethnic groups signed a ceasefire agreement on Thursday, the culmination of more than t(...)

Burma’s parliamentary speaker Shwe Mann: he angered the military by supporting an attempt in parliament in June to amend the constitution to limit the military’s political role. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

Burma’s powerful ruling party chief Shwe Mann has been ousted from his post, party members said on Thursday, apparently after losing a power struggle (...)

A man rows his boat in a flooded village outside Zalun Township, in Burma. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

The president of Burma has urged people to leave a low-lying southern delta region, with rain water flowing into the area threatening further flooding(...)

A truck with war victims who fled from the conflict zone arrives at a monastery which is being set as temporary refugee camp in Lashio, northern Shan State, Burma.  Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Fifty government troops and police officers died in clashes last week with ethnic minority insurgents in Shan state, Burma (Myanmar) near the border (...)

The Burmese government last year implemented a media law which it said was aimed at protecting freedom of speech, but instead many commentators say it has been used to clamp down on outlets that criticise the government. Photograph: Jennifer Duggan

In Rangoon, the ending of 50 years of strict censorship in 2012 has given rise to a burgeoning media sector in Burma. No longer are just state-(...)

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Women’s Forum in the Burmese capital Naypyidaw. Photograph: Jennifer Duggan

Snarling, beeping traffic jams are something new in Yangon. They are a headache for the city’s commuters but are also a sign of Burma’s progress. S(...)