Aung San Suu Kyi

The world is finally standing up for Aung San Suu Kyi

11 December 2021 7:00 pm

It may be an impossible task to restore Aung San Suu Kyi’s reputation, but Burma’s generals have made a sterling…

Myanmar is on the brink of civil war

14 April 2021 11:53 pm

For more than two months now Myanmar has been convulsed by a burgeoning civil war. The confrontation between the country’s…

Will Myanmar's military get away with their coup?

2 February 2021 5:30 am

In 1962 the Myanmar military staged a coup d’etat. Their iron-fisted rule lasted 49 years. On Monday, after a nine-year…

A Rohingya woman in an IDP camp in 2012

We should all share the blame for the Rohingya tragedy

24 August 2019 9:00 am

My local shop in Yangon was owned by a retired army officer and his wife and guarded by their handsome…

Aung San Suu Kyi in 2013. Credit: Getty Images

Aung San Suu Kyi couldn’t save Burma — but tourism can

27 July 2019 9:00 am

My uncle Edward did not like talking about his service in Burma during the second world war. When I asked…

When will the West take a stand on the persecution of Muslims?

31 March 2018 9:00 am

Anti-Christian persecution, for so long a great untold story, has started to gain the world’s attention. But the suffering of…

Isidora Dolores Ibárruri Gómez, known as ‘La Pasionaria’, insists: ‘They shall not pass’

Lend me your ears

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Complaints about the decline and fall of political oratory are nothing new. Back in 1865 a British reporter branded the…

The Oldie of the Year awards face life without Terry Wogan

6 February 2016 9:00 am

There was a cloud over the ‘Oldie of the Year’ awards luncheon this week, which was the death only a…

Portrait of the week

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Home After the killings in Paris, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that seven terrorist attacks on Britain had been…

Portrait of the week

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, outlined four changes he sought in Britain’s membership of the EU. He wanted to…