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Burma’s temples are a legacy of the country’s rich history

Fifty years ago Burma was one of the richest countries in Asia. Then the military took over and Myanmar, as the generals renamed the country, b(...)

Burma’s temples are a legacy of the country’s rich history

Fifty years ago Burma was one of the richest countries in Asia. Then the military took over and Myanmar, as the generals renamed the country, b(...)

Burmese Nobel laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi observes the view from the 350m high  observation deck at the Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcasting tower  in Tokyo today. Ms Suu Kyi is in Japan for a seven-day visit. Photograph: Franck Robichon/Reuters

The European Union is expected to lift all sanctions on Burma next week, except for an arms embargo, in recognition of the "remarkable process(...)

A woman buys a newspaper in Rangoon, Burma, yesterday. Photograph: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

Newspapers may be suffering elsewhere, but in Burma private dailies have hit newsstands for the first time in nearly half a century after 16 da(...)

Denis O’Brien

Denis O’Brien is seeking to raise another $300 million (€230 million) via a bond offering for the Caribbean and America(...)

Policemen are deployed to provide security amid riots in Meikhtila. Unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in central Myanmar has reduced neighbourhoods to ashes and stoked fears that last year's sectarian bloodshed is spreading into the country's heartland in a test of Asia's newest democracy. Photgraph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Burma declared martial law in four central townships today after unrest between Buddhists and Muslims stoked fears that last year's sectarian b(...)

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