April 1, 2012 - Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins a seat in parliament in the first multi-party elections since 1990.
April 13, 2012 - British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in Myanmar. He is the first British prime minister to visit the country.
April 28, 2012 - European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton meets with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The EU suspended most of the sanctions it had imposed on Myanmar, citing the "transparent and credible" election that brought Suu Kyi to office and other reforms.
April 29, 2012 - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Myanmar to meet with President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi.
May 2, 2012 - Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi takes the oath of office for Myanmar's parliament, resolving an impasse that had been preventing her from taking her seat in the legislature. She and 33 other newly elected members of her party, the National League for Democracy, were elected but had been delaying their swearings-in due to objections to the wording of the oath they would have to take.
November 19, 2012 - President Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit Burma. He meets with President Thein Sein and activist Aung San Suu Kyi.
March 10, 2013 - Aung San Suu Kyi wins re-election as Myanmar's leader of the National League for Democracy.
March 22, 2013 - A state of emergency is declared as ethnic clashes between Muslims and Buddhists lead to killings.
May 2, 2013 - President Obama extends sanctions against Burma for one year while lifting the 1996 visa ban.