Suu Kyi hopes high-level meeting leads to fair polls

2015-04-10 11:06

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is meeting with the country’s top political and military leaders, but says the landmark talks will be meaningful only if they lead to free and fair elections.

Thai beach murder suspects ask Suu Kyi for help

2014-12-11 12:04

The two suspects in the murder of two UK tourists in Thailand have asked Myanmar national Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to help their case, activists say.

Aung San Suu Kyi's presidential chances dwindle

2014-11-19 12:04

Myanmar's constitution cannot be changed until after next year's general election, the speaker of parliament says, casting doubt on the chances of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi becoming president.

Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

2014-10-31 09:37

Myanmar's president is holding a rare meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that also includes the country's political and military heavyweights.

US law maker: Mynamar must reform

2014-07-25 16:15

Jade and rubies from Myanmar will remain banned from the US unless opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi can run for president, a top official says.

Myanmar army linked to over 100 rapes

2014-01-15 16:09

The Women's League of Burma has released a report documenting more than 100 rapes allegedly by soldiers, almost all in townships plagued by stubborn ethnic insurgencies.

Suu Kyi's party to contest Myanmar elections

2013-12-28 18:09

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party has said it will contest 2015 elections even if the country's constitution is not amended.

Suu Kyi: Mandela taught us we could change the world

2013-12-06 07:03

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday paid tribute to Nelson Mandela as a "great human being" who inspired others to change the world.

Pope urges dialogue in Myanmar

2013-10-28 20:12

Pope Francis has called for inter-religious dialogue in Myanmar at an audience for Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi in which the two also discussed her long campaign for democracy.

Malala Yousafzai wins EU human rights prize

2013-10-10 12:49

A Pakistani teenage activist shot in the head by the Taliban last year for campaigning for better rights for girls, has won the European Union's annual human rights award.


Suu Kyi says poll boycott an option

2015-04-03 22:17

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an option if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged.

Myanmar officer jailed for criticising army role in politics

2014-12-08 14:15

Myanmar's military has jailed an officer for two years for signing a petition supporting a constitutional amendment to reduce the army's role in politics, the officer's wife says.

Obama's assessment of reforms in Myanmar

2014-11-14 16:03

President Obama gave a blunt assessment of the need for further reform in Myanmar's move toward democracy, weighing into sensitive controversies over the treatment of religious minorities and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

5 Myanmar journos jailed for defaming state

2014-10-16 14:32

Five Myanmar journalists have been handed two years in prison each for reporting on allegations that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other politicians had formed an alternative government.

Myanmar curfew returns calm, Muslims pray in peace

2014-07-04 09:54

Muslims in Myanmar's second-largest city have said early morning prayers in peace after an overnight curfew restored calm following two nights of violent rampages by extremist Buddhists.

Myanmar: No more political prisoners

2013-12-31 13:21

Myanmar has announced there were "no more political prisoners" after issuing a sweeping amnesty order aimed at fulfilling a presidential pledge to free all dissidents.

Myanmar frees 44 political prisoners

2013-12-11 11:49

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

Aung San Suu Kyi: I'm no saint or icon

2013-11-28 12:08

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi insists she is no saint and no icon, saying she dislikes the titles and has always seen herself as an honest politician.

UK PM to make landmark visit to Sri Lanka

2013-10-25 13:51

David Cameron will become the first foreign leader to visit Sri Lanka's war-torn Tamil heartland during next month's Commonwealth summit when he will press Colombo on human rights.

Myanmar to free more political prisoners

2013-07-23 14:00

Myanmar has agreed to release about 70 political prisoners, says an official, with President Thein Sein vowing to free all dissidents by the end of the year.

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