World News | Reuters | Thursday October 1, 2015
A war of words is being fought in Myanmar, largely over social media, between nationalist Buddhist monks and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, highlighting divisions in the run-up to a general election on Nov. 8.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 22, 2015
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday supporters need not be afraid when they cast ballots in a landmark election, as she railed against government neglect while campaigning in her rural constituency.
World News | Reuters | Monday September 21, 2015
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to form a government free from corruption, empower workers and end reliance on foreign aid, as she campaigned on Monday for the southeast Asian country's first free national vote in 25 years.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday September 9, 2015
Myanmar President Thein Sein on Wednesday made his first public appearance since the start of a campaign for Nov. 8 general elections, meeting leaders of ethnic minority guerrilla groups for ceasefire talks in the capital Naypyitaw.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday September 8, 2015
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi launched her campaign on Tuesday for the first free general election since the end of military rule saying it was a crucial turning point and calling on the global community to monitor the outcome.
World News | Reuters | Sunday August 30, 2015
Myanmar has banned political parties from criticising the army or the military-dominated constitution in state media during campaigning for elections seen as a test of the country's transition from military rule.
World News | Reuters | Thursday August 13, 2015
Myanmar's powerful ruling party chief Shwe Mann has been ousted from his post, party members said today, apparently after losing a power struggle with President Thein Sein three months before a general election.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 10, 2015
The death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has topped 100, state media reported today, with nearly one million people affected as fears intensify for the country's crucial rice bowl region.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 1, 2015
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie met women garment workers in Myanmar on Saturday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to learn more about their working conditions, as part of her first visit to the country.
World News | Reuters | Sunday July 19, 2015
A leader of student protests in Myanmar in 1988 that grew into a nationwide pro-democracy movement will run in a general election in November for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, a party spokesman said today.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday July 14, 2015
Myanmar President Thein Sein has decided not to run in a parliamentary election scheduled for November 8, a senior official from his office said on Monday, citing health concerns.
World News | Reuters | Sunday July 12, 2015
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Saturday her party would contest a national election in November, ending months of uncertainty about its participation in a vote that will be crucial for the scope of the country's reforms.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 9, 2015
Myanmar's president today reaffirmed his vow to hold a "free and fair" election after the country set the date for what many hope will be the most democratic vote in a generation for the former junta-run nation.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 8, 2015
Myanmar officials today announced November 8 as the date for a historic general election set to be the first contested by Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition in a quarter of a century.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday July 8, 2015
Political parties representing Myanmar's ethnic minorities could pick up a sizeable number of seats at general elections later this year, presenting a stumbling block for the ambitions of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and her party.
World News | Reuters | Thursday June 25, 2015
Motions to amend Myanmar's constitution to remove a military legislative veto on key decisions and change rules that effectively bar Aung San Suu Kyi from the presidency failed on today to win sufficient support in parliament.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 21, 2015
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on her party today to push for a landslide victory at crucial elections expected later this year as she celebrated her birthday with supporters.
World News | Reuters | Saturday June 20, 2015
Proposed changes to the constitution, including the section that bars her from becoming president, were submitted to parliament on June 10. They are scheduled to be debated next week.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 20, 2015
Aung San Suu Kyi said today that her opposition party would shortly decide whether to contest crucial elections in Myanmar later this year as it battles to change the constitution barring her from the presidency.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 19, 2015
Myanmar's indomitable opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has entwined her life with the politics of her country, but as she turns 70 today "The Lady" is facing one of the greatest challenges of her decades-long freedom fight.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 11, 2015
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing today, state media said, during her closely watched first visit to the country.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 10, 2015
Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi is set to land in China on today afternoon for a debut visit, at a time of cooling relations between the once closely-bonded nations.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday June 9, 2015
Chinese leaders will woo Myanmar's opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on her first visit to the country, a snub for the quasi-military government whose fighting with rebels along China's border has angered Beijing.
World News | Reuters | Friday June 5, 2015
Myanmar's opposition leader and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will make her first visit to China this month, one of the leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party said, amid strained relations between the two countries.