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  • John Kerry Vows Support for Myanmar as it Faces 'Challenges'

    John Kerry Vows Support for Myanmar as it Faces 'Challenges'

    US Secretary of State John Kerry today said Myanmar faced "significant challenges" in its democratic transition but pledged Washington's support as the former pariah moves towards "benchmark" elections.

  • Key Senator Urges Myanmar to Reform Constitution

    Key Senator Urges Myanmar to Reform Constitution

    The top-ranking Republican senator issued a strong call on Thursday for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule.

  • Suu Kyi Races to Change Myanmar Constitution Before 2015 Elections

    Suu Kyi Races to Change Myanmar Constitution Before 2015 Elections

    With elections looming next year, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is stepping up efforts to change a constitution that bars her from the presidency and gives substantial political power to unelected military members of parliament.

  • Buddha, a 'Prince of Indian Sub-Continent', Says Aung San Suu Kyi

    Buddha, a 'Prince of Indian Sub-Continent', Says Aung San Suu Kyi

    Refusing to be drawn into a controversy over Lord Buddha's birthplace, Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi today said he was the "prince of the Indian sub-continent".

  • Aung San Suu Kyi: Becoming President is up to the People

    Aung San Suu Kyi: Becoming President is up to the People

    Aung San Suu Kyi says it is up to the will of the people of Myanmar if she becomes their president in reaction to a vote against changing a constitutional clause that bars her from the office.

  • Myanmar Panel Deals Blow to Suu Kyi's Chances of Becoming President

    Myanmar Panel Deals Blow to Suu Kyi's Chances of Becoming President

    Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes of becoming Myanmar's president next year have been dealt a blow when a parliamentary committee voted not to change a constitutional clause that bars her from the post, two of the panel members said on Friday.

  • Myanmar Needs Constitutional Change: UN Human Rights Envoy

    Myanmar Needs Constitutional Change: UN Human Rights Envoy

    The U. N. human rights envoy to Myanmar on Saturday expressed concern over the military's veto power on constitutional changes, which he said are crucial for the country's democratic transition and next year's elections.

  • Jail, Lawsuits Cast Shadow over Myanmar Media Freedom

    Jail, Lawsuits Cast Shadow over Myanmar Media Freedom

    Two years after Myanmar scrapped censorship in one of its boldest reforms, its journalists are again living in fear of jail and are convinced a state-sponsored crackdown is under way to limit press freedom.

  • Myanmar army says 22 dead in clashes with rebels

    Myanmar army says 22 dead in clashes with rebels

    Fighting between the military and ethnic minority rebels in northern Myanmar has left at least 22 people dead this month, the army said Sunday, dimming hopes of a nationwide peace deal.

  • Suu Kyi's party to contest Myanmar election

    Suu Kyi's party to contest Myanmar election

    Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party vowed on Saturday to contest crucial elections in 2015 even if the constitution is not amended.

  • Freed Pussy Riot rockers reunite in Siberia

    Freed Pussy Riot rockers reunite in Siberia

    Two freed members of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot on Tuesday met in Siberia for the first time since their release, discussing plans to set up a new rights group to help Russian prisoners.

  • Myanmar frees 44 political prisoners

    Myanmar frees 44 political prisoners

    Myanmar on Wednesday freed 44 political detainees, a presidential adviser said, the latest in a series of prisoner amnesties by the country's reformist regime.

  • Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi meets Australian Prime Minister

    Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi meets Australian Prime Minister

    Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in the nation's capital.

  • I'm no saint or icon, says Myanmar's Suu Kyi

    I'm no saint or icon, says Myanmar's Suu Kyi

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday insisted she was no saint and no icon, saying she disliked the titles and had always seen herself as an honest politician.

  • Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Australia

    Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Australia

    Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Sydney on Wednesday for her first Australian visit.

  • Two decades on, Suu Kyi finally collects Rome citizenship

    Two decades on, Suu Kyi finally collects Rome citizenship

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally collected her honorary citizenship of Rome on Sunday, 19 years after being offered the honour.

  • Suu Kyi fears Myanmar unrest could deter investors

    Suu Kyi fears Myanmar unrest could deter investors

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi warned on Saturday that communal violence and weak "rule of law" could scare off investors despite the country's rapid pace of political and economic reform.

  • Malala Yousafzai receives top Amnesty award

    Malala Yousafzai receives top Amnesty award

    Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen activist shot in the head last year by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has received the highest honour conferred by rights group Amnesty International.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants to run for president

    Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants to run for president

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday declared her intention to run for the presidency as she sets her sights on elections due to be held in 2015.

  • Suu Kyi denounces two-child limit on Myanmar Rohingya families

    Suu Kyi denounces two-child limit on Myanmar Rohingya families

    Myanmar opposition leader and pro-democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Monday a policy by a district government to limit Muslim Rohingya families to two children in an effort to curb their population growth.

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