The Burma election this year is widely expected to reinforce the junta’s power. But some nonprofits support the vote, and dozens of political parties are taking part, in hopes of chipping away at military rule.
The highest-ranking US diplomat to visit Burma (Myanmar) since 1995 met with junta officials and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Wednesday. The visit is part of the White House's bid to engage the regime.
Next year's elections push ruling generals to contain dissidents and quell insurgencies – without annoying China.
The reclusive regime in Burma (Myanmar) is touting its newfound openness, but skeptics wonder whether Webb's rare visit will bring any democratic reform.
The regime allowed journalists and diplomats to watch the trial as it entered its third day.
The military junta accuses her of violating her house arrest after a Vietnam vet swam across a lake to her home.
Cyclone refugees are being evicted from shelters, according to Amnesty International. Analysts say the regime is dispersing those who might foment opposition.
A May 10 poll could underscore how unpopular the regime is, as it slowly opens to foreign aid.