November 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."
November 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.
October 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.
September 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.
June 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?
April 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.
January 10, 2012 The opposition leader's run gives the country's reforms a shot of legitimacy. Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate who spent 15 years under house arrest, had said she was concerned about how committed the military was to loosening its grip.
December 2, 2011 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's visit to Myanmar, also known as Burma, has again focused attention on what to call that nation. For some, it's a political issue.
November 18, 2011 Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the first secretary of state to visit the former Burma in 50 years. President Obama says democracy activist and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi told him she supports having Clinton come.
December 29, 2010 Mindful that international sanctions on her nation may be hurting many innocent people, the Nobel Peace Prize winner says they may need to end.
November 4, 2010 Myanmar has been facing a Distributed Denial of Service attack for about a week, bringing its networks to a near standstill. It's unclear why, though the country does have elections this weekend. Elections that critics say are a sham.
July 21, 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls it Burma. But when her words are reported on NPR, the network refers to the country in Southeast Asia as Myanmar. A listener doesn't like it. "In clips included as part of every NPR newscast I have heard...