World | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 11, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Friday July 25, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Monday June 30, 2014
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.
World | Press Trust of India | Monday June 16, 2014
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".
World | Associated Press | Monday June 16, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Friday June 13, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Saturday May 24, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Sunday May 11, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 20, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 28, 2013
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 24, 2013
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 11, 2013
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.
World | Associated Press | Thursday November 28, 2013
Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in the nation's capital.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 28, 2013
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.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday November 27, 2013
Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Sydney on Wednesday for her first Australian visit.
World | Reuters | Monday October 28, 2013
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally collected her honorary citizenship of Rome on Sunday, 19 years after being offered the honour.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 21, 2013
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.
World | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 18, 2013
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 6, 2013
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.
World | Reuters | Monday May 27, 2013
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.