The United States urges the Bangladeshi government to permit non-governmental organizations to carry out humanitarian assistance to displaced Rohingyas.
A prominent US Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization calls on the governments of Burma and Bangladesh to protect the rights of Rohingyas.
Signaling their belief that Burma’s reforms still have far to go, US lawmakers renew sanctions against the country for another year.
The United States says that respect for religious freedom remains problematic in Burma despite recent reforms undertaken by the new quasi-civilian government.
The new Burmese Ambassador to the United States Than Swe will present his credentials to President Barack Obama at the White House.
The United States Congress fails to renew the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act which prohibits Burmese imports although it is unlikely to be a permanent measure.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has written to Burmese President Thein Sein, urging him to address the plight of the Rohingya minority community.
Top US lawmakers and Obama administration officials urge Bangladesh to accept Rohingyas fleeing sectarian violence in western Burma and give them refugee status.
US companies can facilitate the ongoing economic and political reform process in Burma, claims top White House official Robert Hormats.
The United States Senate confirms the nomination of Derek Mitchell as the first US ambassador to Burma in two decades.
The presidential nominee for ambassador to Burma, Derek Mitchell, says the US is concerned about transparency and corruption in Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise.
Asserting that its policy toward Burma is a “step-by-step” process, the US rules out the complete removal of economic sanctions.
Burma is removed from the United States’ list of the worst countries for human trafficking after Naypidaw “takes significant steps” towards addressing the problem.
Top US lawmakers call for renewal of sanctions on Burma, saying they can still be used as leverage to push for further reform.
The US State Department says in its annual report that serious human rights problems persist in Burma while admitting that significant progress has been made.
Aung San Suu Kyi talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about renewed trade just as a US congressman proposes legislation to maintain sanctions on Burma.
Impressed by recent developments in Burma, leaders of G-8 countries paid tribute to the efforts of President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi.
Leaders of the G-8 countries, who are gathering at Camp David, will discuss the current situation in Burma among the key global issues over dinner on Friday night.
While officials within the Obama administration say the US will continue its policy of “principled engagement” with Burma, Sen. McCain calls for the suspension of sanctions.
Foreign ministers of the United States, Britain and Canada praise Aung San Suu Kyi’s party joining Parliament as an important moment for Burma’s future.