May 23, 2013 — Recent sectarian strife in Myanmar threatens the country's nascent democratic reforms. Not so long ago, Indonesia faced similar challenges. Now, it's a thriving democracy.
Apr 22, 2013 — In a statement issued in Luxembourg by the bloc's Foreign Affairs Council, the EU said the arms embargo on the country will remain in place. Human Rights Watch criticized the decision to lift sanctions.
Mar 26, 2013 — The latest violence began following an argument between a Muslim goldsmith and his Buddhist customers in a central city. Ethnic violence in the former Burma comes as the government introduces democratic reforms after decades of military rule.
Mar 16, 2013 — As a member of Parliament, she is now at times working alongside the government, a development that could cost her backing from her traditional supporters.
Nov 19, 2012 — For many years, what you call the Southeast Asian nation has mattered to many. Referring to it as "Burma" has been seen as a show of support for democracy activists. There have been major reforms there, though. And today as a "diplomatic courtesy," the president also used the name "Myanmar."
Nov 6, 2012 — Southeast Asia has been a hot spot for drug-resistant malaria in the past. Now researchers in Thailand worry that a superstrain resistant to the last, best malaria treatments could undermine progress made against the mosquito-borne disease.
Oct 26, 2012 — Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, who are not Myanmar citizens, are separated by the Myanmar government, but still find ways to fight each other.
Sep 27, 2012 — Myanmar President Thein Sein mentioned activist Aung San Suu Kyi during his speech at the U.N., believed to be the first time a Myanmar leader has done so. He laid out the country's democratic transformation so far, and addressed the sensitive subject of ethnic unrest in the Southeast Asian nation.
Jun 15, 2012 — With the country also known as Burma taking steps toward democracy and respect for human rights, Coke is returning after a 60-year absence. What are the two nations where it still won't be doing business?
Apr 3, 2012 — The president of Myanmar, also known as Burma, says weekend elections were 'successful' even though just about all the candidates backed by the military government lost their races. Some nations are now calling for sanctions to be lifted against Myanmar.