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Myanmar opposition icon Suu Kyi meets president for first time as parliamentarianupdated: Sun Aug 12 2012 07:26:00

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi met with the country's president Sunday, the first such meeting since the opposition figure joined parliament, a government official said.

Suu Kyi attends first session of Myanmar parliament since taking oathupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 05:25:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi attended her first session of parliament Monday since her historic swearing in as a lawmaker two months ago.

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses UK parliament, appeals for help for Myanmarupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 19:58:00

Aung San Suu Kyi appealed for international support for Myanmar's process of democratic reform Thursday as she gave a historic address to both of Britain's houses of parliament.

Suu Kyi celebrates birthday in Britainupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 13:31:00

Aung San Suu Kyi returns to Britain for the first time in 24 years. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Suu Kyi meets DJ who made house arrest 'bearable'updated: Tue Jun 19 2012 13:31:00

Aung San Suu Kyi finally put a face on Tuesday to the radio DJ whose show gave her a lifeline to the outside world during her years under house arrest in Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Suu Kyi gives Nobel speech in Norway, 21 years later updated: Sat Jun 16 2012 09:59:00

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi gave her Nobel speech in Norway on Saturday, more than two decades after she won the peace prize.

Aung San Suu Kyi recalls winning Nobelupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 09:59:00

1991 Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi recalls her reaction to the news she won the prize.

Refugees flock to see Aung San Suu Kyiupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 05:37:00

Refugees from Myanmar living in Thailand flock to see their hero, Aung San Suu Kyi. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Smiling Suu Kyi lays out 'ambitious' plan for Myanmarupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 05:37:00

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi called for the rule of law, an end to ethnic conflict and strong democratic institutions in Myanmar as she began a historic first trip to Europe after decades of house arrest.

Suu Kyi arrives in Europe to accept Nobel, other honorsupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 19:28:00

Aung San Suu Kyi left Myanmar on Wednesday, arriving late at night in Geneva, Switzerland, the first stop in a 16-day European trip that is to include her acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize that she won in 1991.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi cautions on 'reckless optimism'updated: Fri Jun 01 2012 06:03:00

From her seat on the stage at the World Economic Forum, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told a packed room what she was thinking as her plane prepared to land in Thailand for her first foreign trip in 24 years.

Suu Kyi's first world economic speechupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 06:03:00

Aung San Suu Kyi talks about her country, the economy and the rule of law.

Burmese migrant workers dream of return homeupdated: Wed May 30 2012 23:37:00

Amid the crush of migrant workers who gathered to see Aung San Suu Kyi in Bangkok Wednesday was Sein Htay, a Burmese worker who has been in Thailand for 17 years.

Burmese migrants mob Suu Kyi in Thailandupdated: Wed May 30 2012 23:37:00

CNN's Andrew Stevens reports on the historic visit of Aung San Suu Kyi to Thailand and the work she's doing while there.

Burmese migrants mob Suu Kyi in Thailandupdated: Wed May 30 2012 20:28:00

When Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Thailand, she had only her doctor and security man with her. The rest of her entourage had gone on ahead to establish operations around the country for what is proving to be a whirlwind and exceptionally busy trip.

Suu Kyi addresses Burmese migrants on historic Thai tripupdated: Wed May 30 2012 14:38:00

Some cried and others cheered in emotional scenes as pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi addressed thousands of Burmese migrants Wednesday on the outskirts of the Thai capital Bangkok.

Suu Kyi makes history with arrival in Thailandupdated: Tue May 29 2012 13:16:00

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi made history Tuesday by stepping on foreign soil for the first time in more than two decades when she arrived in Bangkok, Thailand.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to visit Thailand next week in first trip abroad in decadesupdated: Thu May 24 2012 04:40:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will make her first trip outside the country in more than two decades when she visits Thailand next week to attend a regional conference, a spokesman for her party said Thursday.

End of the beginning for 'Arab Spring'updated: Tue May 15 2012 18:42:00

Marketplace Middle East looks at Egyptian and Syrian political news amid upheaval and uncertainty.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi takes oath of officeupdated: Wed May 02 2012 08:43:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sworn in Wednesday as a lawmaker for the first time, a key step in the country's recent shift toward democracy after decades of repressive military rule.

Aung San Suu Kyi: Peaceful freedom fighterupdated: Tue May 01 2012 23:48:00

The election of Aung San Suu Kyi to Myanmar's parliament caps a remarkable turn around for the pro-democracy campaigner, who was kept under house arrest for a total of 15 years by the country's military junta.

U.N. chief lauds Suu Kyi's pursuit of democracy, invites her to visitupdated: Tue May 01 2012 05:23:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday praised opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's efforts to advance democracy in Myanmar, supporting her decision to take the oath of office for the country's parliament despite objecting to its wording.

Suu Kyi to meet with U.N. chief after ending Myanmar oath deadlockupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 22:43:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to meet Tuesday with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a day after she said she would take the oath of office for the country's parliament after initially resisting it.

Aung San Suu Kyi talks to the pressupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 17:19:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to the press after her meeting with Italian Foreign Minister

In Myanmar, what a difference an oath makesupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 17:19:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday that her party members' refusals to take their seats in parliament to protest the wording of the 2008 constitution were based on nothing more than a "technical" obstacle.

Suu Kyi, party put Myanmar parliament debut on hold over oath issueupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 19:13:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other members of her party are delaying their parliamentary debut Monday as they seek to resolve a problem concerning the wording of the oath that lawmakers have to take.

Suu Kyi and others unlikely to attend Myanmar parliament next weekupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 07:14:00

The Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and members of her party are unlikely to attend the first session of parliament since their election amid a dispute over the wording of the oath that lawmakers have to take, a party spokesman said Friday.

British PM's historic visit to Myanmarupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 07:14:00

The British prime minister is in Myanmar where change seems to be on the move. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Myanmar lawmakers' oath creates problem for Suu Kyi's partyupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 09:09:00

The party of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has requested a change in the wording of the oath that lawmakers have to take, presenting a potential hurdle to her taking up the parliamentary seat she won this month.

British PM David Cameron on landmark Myanmar visitupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 18:58:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Myanmar Friday on the first visit by a high-profile Western leader to the nation in decades.

Myanmar confirms sweeping election victory for Suu Kyi's partyupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 07:44:00

The sweeping victory of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party in recent elections has been confirmed by state media.

Landmark victory for Aung San Suu Kyiupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 18:26:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks describes the euphoria among supporters of Myanmar's opposition.

Suu Kyi victory could bring Myanmar in from coldupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 18:26:00

Long-imprisoned Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's political party claimed victory Monday in parliamentary elections in Myanmar, a dramatic development in the southeast Asian country's efforts to end its international isolation.

Suu Kyi win heralds new chapter for thawing Myanmarupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 04:45:00

Less than two years ago, Myanmar's leaders were doing all they could to silence pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Now they're poised to welcome her into parliament.

Party: Suu Kyi wins Myanmar electionupdated: Sun Apr 01 2012 18:08:00

Opposition leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in Myanmar's parliament Sunday, her party said, a momentous victory following a decades-long fight for democracy.

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses supportersupdated: Sun Apr 01 2012 04:24:00

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses people ahead of Sunday's elections.

Myanmar begins historic voteupdated: Sat Mar 31 2012 22:29:00

Voters in Myanmar went to the polls Sunday in a historic election, the first time credible alternatives to the ruling party have appeared on the country's ballot.

Myanmar elections not 'free and fair' but still significant, Suu Kyi saysupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 06:12:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday that elections taking place this weekend would not be "free and fair" but that her party still hoped to win as many parliamentary seats as possible.

Illness forces Suu Kyi to suspend campaigningupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 00:16:00

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has suspended campaigning for Myanmar's upcoming by-elections after falling ill, her party said Sunday.

Myanmar TV broadcasts Suu Kyi speechupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 00:16:00

Historic first in Myanmar as the country broadcasts a campaign speech from a pro-democracy icon.

Suu Kyi: Constitution does not conform with 'democratic norms'updated: Wed Mar 14 2012 13:36:00

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmarese opposition leader, said her country's present constitution "does not conform" with democratic norms and it should be changed where needed.

Thousands cheer Suu Kyi on campaign trailupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 06:04:00

Thousands of cheering people crammed the streets in a southern Myanmar district Saturday to catch a glimpse of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on the historic first official day of her campaign.

Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns in Myanmarupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 06:04:00

Pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns in Myanmar. CNN's Paula Hancocks shows us the excitement at one rally.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi registers as candidate for parliament seatupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 06:08:00

Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi registered Wednesday to run for a parliamentary seat in the military-run country.

Suu Kyi: There is chance for real changeupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 06:08:00

ITN/ITV News' John Irvine visits with and interviews Myanmar's dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar signs cease-fire with rebel group; Suu Kyi joins electionsupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 22:10:00

Myanmar plans to release 651 prisoners starting Friday, state television reported, one day after the country's leadership announced a cease-fire with an ethnic rebel group that has waged a bitter, decades-long insurgency for greater autonomy.

Suu Kyi's party gets government OK to re-enter Myanmar politics, lawyer saysupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 03:19:00

The political party of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been granted permission to register for future elections in Myanmar, according to Suu Kyi's lawyer.

Secretary of State Clinton leaves Myanmar with a glimmer of hopeupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 17:08:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's admiration for Myanmar democracy activist and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi was hard to miss during her visit to Suu Kyi's home in Yangon. They stood together, hands clasped and all smiles -- and even shared a hug -- at a news conference Friday on Suu Kyi's porch before international journalists.

Full text: Obama letter to Aung San Suu Kyiupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 08:35:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton personally delivered a letter from President Barack Obama to Myanmar's leading democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi Thursday. Here is the letter in full as released by the State Department:

Aung San Suu Kyi, a tenacious fighter for democracyupdated: Sun Nov 20 2011 00:42:00

She is small but only in physical stature. Aung San Suu Kyi is the very embodiment of Myanmar's long struggle for democracy.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to run in next electionsupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 09:35:00

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will participate in the next elections, Nyan Win, the spokesman for her National League for Democracy, said Friday.

Myanmar moving in right direction, freed democracy activist saysupdated: Mon Nov 14 2011 22:24:00

Myanmar has made some progress toward political reforms, democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi said Monday on the one-year anniversary of her release from years of house arrest.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar president hold talksupdated: Sat Aug 20 2011 03:48:00

Myanmar's President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi have vowed to work together in the nation's interest, state media said Saturday.

Suu Kyi makes first political trip outside main cityupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 23:15:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday made her first political trip outside the main city since her release from house arrest last year.

Suu Kyi leads Martyr's Day marchupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 05:46:00

Activist Aung San Suu Kyi takes part in Martyr's Day observances for the first time in years. CNN's John Vause reports.

Suu Kyi marks anniversary of father's assassinationupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 05:46:00

Myanmar dissident Aung San Suu Kyi led more than 3,000 people Tuesday at a ceremony in the capital Yangon to mark the 64th anniversary of the death of her father, a national independence hero, eye witnesses said.

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi to address U.S. Congress on Myanmar conditionsupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 21:05:00

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will address members of the U.S. Congress this week, a rare foray into American politics for a woman who is lauded internationally even as she struggles to be heard in her native Myanmar.

Suu Kyi to Davos: Myanmar must reconnect with worldupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 06:44:00

Recently freed political activist Aung San Suu Kyi has urged the world's political and business elite not to forget the people of Myanmar as they rebuild the global economy.

Aung San Suu Kyi talks to CNNupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 06:44:00

The woman who has come to embody the fight for democracy in Myanmar speaks to CNN.

Suu Kyi, son catch up after decade apartupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 10:04:00

Myanmar political activist Aung San Suu Kyi and her younger son got an early start Wednesday, visiting a pagoda, attending a memorial for her uncle and meeting with political supporters.

Suu Kyi has long-awaited reunion with son in Myanmarupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 22:49:00

The younger son of political activist Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Myanmar on Tuesday for a long-awaited visit with his mother, from whom he'd been separated for a decade.

AIDS clinic faces pressure after Suu Kyi visitupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 06:12:00

An AIDS clinic visited by Myanmar's democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has come under pressure from the government since her visit, its director said Sunday.

Suu Kyi: People need to be empoweredupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 09:34:00

Aung San Suu Kyi tells CNN that she wants a revolution that empowers the people of Myanmar to shape their country.

A new role for Aung San Suu Kyi?updated: Fri Nov 19 2010 09:34:00

What happened in Yangon's University Avenue as the light began to fade last Saturday took many serious Myanmar watchers by surprise.

Suu Kyi: Need a new military mentalityupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 03:22:00

Aung San Suu Kyi tells CNN's Frederik Pleitgen that in order to see change, there has to be a new 21st century military mentality.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi unveils her vision for her homelandupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 03:19:00

It was stifling hot inside the small, stark headquarters of the National League for Democracy, the party led by freed pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi.

Suu Kyi calls for dialogue with Myanmar governmentupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 07:44:00

Freed activist Aung San Suu Kyi pledged Monday to keep working toward restoring democracy and improving human rights in Myanmar, saying she is not concerned about being detained again in the future.

Suu Kyi tells supporters to work with her for changeupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 05:59:00

Freed democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi told her supporters Sunday that she needs their help in her efforts to bring change to Myanmar.

Suu Kyi's freedom: A catalyst for change or not?updated: Sun Nov 14 2010 09:02:00

Nyi Nyi Aung learned the news just before sunrise Saturday: The woman who has inspired him in his two-decade-long struggle was free.

Suu Kyi's lawyer skeptical over releaseupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 09:02:00

Suu Kyi's international lawyer calls her release a public relations ploy and says nothing has fundamentally changed.

Suu Kyi's house arrest winds down but release is uncertainupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 08:30:00

Speculation abounds as Saturday nears -- the day when Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest is to end in Myanmar.

U.N. chief calls for Suu Kyi releaseupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 08:30:00

CNN's Anna Coren talks with U.N. Secy.-Gen. Ban Ki-moon about human rights around the globe, starting with Myanmar.

Fate of Myanmar's Suu Kyi unknownupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 19:14:00

Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner and political dissident in Myanmar, may be freed after years of house arrest.

'I'm very happy to see you all again,' Suu Kyi says after releaseupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 19:14:00

Myanmar's ruling military junta freed democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest Saturday to a throng of joyous supporters who rushed toward her house once the gates were opened.

Suu Kyi's release spurs calls to free other prisonersupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 11:27:00

As news of the much-awaited release of Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi reverberated throughout the world, activists and world leaders were seizing the opportunity to make a case for democracy and human rights in this besieged nation.

Dalai Lama, Obama on Suu Kyi releaseupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 11:27:00

Pres. Obama and the Dalai Lama react to the release of democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest in Myanmar.

The daughter of a hero, Suu Kyi became Myanmar's symbol of hopeupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 10:56:00

She is small but only in physical stature. Aung San Suu Kyi is the very embodiment of Myanmar's long struggle for democracy.

Party members fear chances of Suu Kyi's release are dimupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 14:20:00

Party members who had gathered by the hundreds at the National League for Democracy headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar on Friday were told to go home, dashing hopes that democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi would be released from house arrest.

Will Aung San Suu Kyi go free?updated: Fri Nov 12 2010 14:20:00

Supporters in Myanmar eagerly await the release of opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi. This report from Myanmar.

Suu Kyi's son seeks Myanmar visitupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 05:53:00

Aung San Suu Kyi's son is trying to get a visa to meet his mother in Myanmar, the Nobel laureate's attorney said.

Suu Kyi: I won't vote in coming Myanmar electionupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 02:42:00

Democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected voting in Myanmar's coming election, the country's first in two decades, her lawyer said.

Timeline: Key events in recent Myanmar historyupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 05:02:00

March 1962: Then-Burma comes under military rule by Ne Win after a bloodless coup.

Supporters rally for Suu Kyi's releaseupdated: Sat Jun 19 2010 04:57:00

Demonstrators around the world plan to show their support for Aung San Suu Kyi at rallies celebrating the pro-democracy leader's 65th birthday Saturday, while international leaders renewed calls for her release.

UK ministers call for Suu Kyi's releaseupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 08:12:00

British Foreign Office ministers called Friday for the immediate and unconditional release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, detained in Myanmar, on the eve of her 65th birthday Saturday.

Myanmar bars Suu Kyi's election participationupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 17:11:00

Myanmar's ruling junta announced Wednesday a new election law that disqualifies pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from participating in upcoming national elections.

Myanmar court rejects Suu Kyi's appealupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 02:42:00

Myanmar's Supreme Court rejected Friday an appeal by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to overturn her house arrest.

Suu Kyi aide Tin Oo released in Myanmarupdated: Sat Feb 13 2010 10:59:00

A senior leader of the party of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was released Saturday night at the end of his six-year house arrest.

Minister: Suu Kyi to be freed in Novemberupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 06:04:00

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be released in November when her house arrest term ends, a government minister said.

Court to decide on Suu Kyi appeal within monthupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 08:51:00

Myanmar's Supreme Court in Yangon announced it will decide within a month on pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal of her extended house arrest, her lawyer told CNN.

Obama urges Myanmar to free democracy leader Suu Kyiupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 08:09:00

President Obama on Sunday called for the release of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners.

U.S. diplomats meet with pro-democracy leader Suu Kyiupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 05:44:00

U.S. diplomats met with imprisoned pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday, Myanmar TV showed.

Myanmar allows Suu Kyi to meet diplomatsupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 03:17:00

Myanmar's military junta allowed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to meet Friday with three diplomats -- from the United States, Britain and Australia, according to her spokesman and a government official.

Exiled Myanmar activist backs sanctionsupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 03:35:00

An activist exiled from Myanmar called for the government to release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and urged the U.S. to continue sanctions against it.

Court rejects Suu Kyi's appealupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 05:29:00

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi lost her latest bid for freedom Friday after a court declined to overturn a sentence of house arrest.

Suu Kyi changes stance on Myanmar sanctionsupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 10:41:00

Myanmar's imprisoned pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is prepared to work with the nation's military leaders in order to get economic sanctions against the country lifted, a spokesman for her political party said Friday.

Suu Kyi accepts U.S. shift on Myanmarupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 22:30:00

Myanmar's imprisoned pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday she accepted a new shift in U.S. policy toward her country, her spokesman said.

Suu Kyi lawyers appeal house arrestupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 07:14:00

Lawyers for Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi appealed her 18-month house arrest to the high court Friday, while the nation's ruling junta granted amnesty to thousands of other prisoners.

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