Myanmar President Thein Sein pledged on Sunday to tackle chronic poverty in the long-isolated nation, whose economy was left in tatters by decades of harsh junta rule.Monday, 3 June, 2013, 3:21am
Japan yesterday announced a development aid and loan package for Myanmar worth hundreds of millions of dollars as it boosts trade ties with the fast-changing nation seen as a key regional emerging market.27 May 2013 - 4:08am
US President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Myanmar President Thein Sein for his leadership in pushing through startling political reforms, but warned that violence against Muslims must stop.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
T-shirts bearing images of President Barack Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, hang side by side in the shops just off busy Kabar Aye Pagoda Road in Yangon. It is a reminder of the history made in November when Obama became the first sitting United States president to set foot in Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma.20 May 2013 - 4:18am
If no one has the courage to stand up for what he thinks is right, then nothing will happen, nothing will change
Michael Vidler, lawyer for transsexual woman W
The exciting thing about Eurovision is you never know what's going to happen
Emmelie de Forest, the winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest
20 May 2013 - 1:52am
President Thein Sein’s historic invitation to the White House is an endorsement of “Myanmar’s Spring” and a further sign that the former pariah’s reforms are irreversible, a senior Myanmar official said.17 May 2013 - 12:39pm
A summit between President Xi Jinping and his Myanmese counterpart, Thein Sein, signalled both nations' desire to revive their strategic partnership, which had cooled since the civilian government came to power, according to a Chinese expert on the Southeast Asian nation.7 Apr 2013 - 5:44am
President Xi Jinping welcomes leaders from two of Southeast Asian neighbours for talks in Beijing. Myanmar's President Thein Sein and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei's prime minister, are both due in the capital.5 Apr 2013 - 3:02am
Myanmar President Thein Sein on Thursday vowed a tough response to religious extremists after a wave of deadly Buddhist-Muslim violence in the former army-ruled nation.
At least 40 people have been killed and mosques burned in several towns in central Myanmar since fresh sectarian strife erupted on March 20, prompting the government to impose emergency rule and curfews in some areas.28 Mar 2013 - 9:01pm
President Thein Sein on Monday became Myanmar’s first head of state to visit Australia since 1974, winning aid and defence concessions as he reaps new fruits of his liberalisation policies.
As the once pariah country approaches the second anniversary of a quasi-civilian regime led by the ex-general taking power, Canberra said it was increasing its support to recognise the reforms.18 Mar 2013 - 3:29pm