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.
World | Reuters | Tuesday May 21, 2013
President Barack Obama urged the president of Myanmar on Monday to take steps to halt violence against Muslims in his country and move ahead with economic and political reforms.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 20, 2013
Myanmar President Thein Sein on Monday becomes the first leader of his country to visit the White House in nearly half a century, in one of the most symbolic US gestures yet to support his reforms.
Written by Riya Chakravarty | Tuesday April 23, 2013
Aamir Khan has made it to the Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People of 2013 and the actor is all set to fly to New York for a celebratory dinner which might be attended by US President Barack Obama.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 18, 2013
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani school girl and advocate for girls' education who survived a would-be assassin's bullet, is among the 100 most influential people in the world, Time magazine said today.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday April 13, 2013
Myanmar's democracy hero Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Japan on Saturday, her first visit to the country where she spent time as a university researcher nearly three decades ago.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday April 1, 2013
Privately owned daily newspapers hit Myanmar's streets for the first time in decades on Monday under new freedoms that represent a revolution for a media shackled under military rule.
World | Associated Press | Sunday March 10, 2013
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been elected head of the new executive board of Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy, as the party has a makeover to adjust itself to the country's new democratic framework.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday February 2, 2013
Democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi revealed her love of JK Rowling's Harry Potter books as she waxed lyrical about her favorite reads at Myanmar's first international literary festival on Saturday.
World | Associated Press | Monday January 28, 2013
Both women lost their fathers to gunshots. Both also overcame that tragedy and rose to political prominence in countries where men dominate decision-making, buoyed in part by the legacies of their fathers.