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Myanmar frees more political prisonersupdated: Tue Jul 03 2012 05:41:00

A prisoner release announced Tuesday by Myanmar authorities includes at least 24 political detainees, a prisoner rights group said.

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.

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.

Myanmar set for changeupdated: Tue May 01 2012 23:48:00

Could this be the dawn of a new Myanmar? CNN's Paula Hancocks follows the country's fight for democracy.

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.

Press freedom in Myanmarupdated: Tue May 01 2012 05:23:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks speaks to journalists in Myanmar and asks whether government censorship is being relaxed.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

British Prime Minister Cameron to visit Myanmarupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 05:33:00

Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain is planning to visit Myanmar on Friday, after the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party won dozens of seats at elections in the Southeast Asian country, a Myanmar government official said Tuesday.

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.

Celebrate Aung San Suu Kyi's victory -- ease sanctions on Myanmar updated: Mon Apr 02 2012 07:31:00

Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's victory in Myanmar's by-elections on Sunday represents the nascent return of opposition politics to the country after nearly half a century of military rule. It also has created an opportunity for the United States to begin easing economic sanctions that are hindering reform.

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.

Election a test of Myanmar's new opennessupdated: Sun Apr 01 2012 04:24:00

If Sunday's by-election in Myanmar is deemed to be free and fair, it will cap off a startling about-turn by the former military men currently running the country.

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 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.

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.

Look inside Myanmar's young 'democracy'updated: Wed Mar 14 2012 13:36:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks visits Myanmar's parliament where the military's influence remains clear.

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.

Hague expresses hopes for democracy in Myanmar after meeting Suu Kyiupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 04:58:00

The British foreign secretary held talks with the Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, expressing hope that she and her party can help move the Southeast Asian country further along the road to democracy.

Britain's Hague urges reforms in historic Myanmar visitupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 00:38:00

British Foreign Secretary William Hague welcomed recent reforms by the Myanmar government but called for further change after meeting with President Thein Sein on Thursday.

Myanmar's health crisisupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 00:38:00

HIV patients in Myanmar are forced to look for help elsewhere after no government help. Paula Hancocks reports.

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.

Suu Kyi briefs U.S. think tank as Clinton visits Myanmarupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 22:58:00

A day after she announced she intends to run for Parliament, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi planned Thursday for her first meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- a dinner at the U.S. Chief of Mission residence.

U.S., Myanmar relations on the mendupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 08:10:00

Relations between the U.S. and Myanmar appear to be improving. Jonathan Mann reports.

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: Granting amnesty to prisonersupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 10:31:00

According to state television, Myanmar will grant amnesty to more than 6,000 prisoners. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.

Amnesty in Myanmar: real change or a pleasing gesture?updated: Tue Oct 11 2011 20:30:00

Myanmar announced Tuesday it will grant amnesty to 6,300 prisoners on Wednesday, one in a series of recent moves that could help the isolated nation normalize relations with Western nations including the United States.

Myanmar minister visits DC for rare meeting with U.S. officialsupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 20:01:00

Myanmar's foreign minister held a rare, historic meeting with U.S. officials Thursday in Washington following what a U.S. State Department spokesman characterized as positive developments after years of discord over human rights and other issues.

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.

Parliament opens in Myanmar after 20 year lapseupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 10:32:00

Myanmar convened its first parliament in more than two decades on Monday in the capital, Naypyidaw.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leaks precede election results in Myanmarupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 22:18:00

Word started leaking out Tuesday about the results of Myanmar's controversial weekend elections, though the country's military regime had yet to announce any numbers.

Inside Myanmar's electionsupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 09:04:00

CNN speaks with a journalist in Myanmar about the voting taking place in the country's first elections in 20 years.

Cyclone exposed secrets but junta keeps powerupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 08:59:00

The people of Myanmar are battered by nature and weighed down by dictatorship, but they are also resilient, hard-working, good-natured and filled with human kindness.

Voting in Myanmar a 'sham'?updated: Fri Nov 05 2010 15:35:00

Myanmar prepares to vote for the first time in twenty years, but as Dan Rivers reports, many see it as a sham.

Myanmar heads toward controversial electionsupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 15:26:00

Myanmar on Sunday will hold the country's first elections in two decades, elections that critics say are aimed at creating a facade of democracy.

Malaysia's prime minister on Myanmarupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 09:54:00

Malaysian Prime Minster Najib Razak on the upcoming elections in Myanmar and hopes for democracy.

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.

A look into Myanmarupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 02:42:00

With a new election announced in Myanmar, CNN's Dan Rivers goes to the country and gets a look.

U.N. calls for fair vote as Myanmar announces election dateupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 16:27:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a "free and fair" vote in Myanmar as the country's state media announced a date for the first election in 20 years.

Myanmar junta sets election date of November 7updated: Fri Aug 13 2010 07:34:00

Myanmar will hold general elections on November 7, Myanmar National Radio announced Friday, in the military junta-led nation's first vote since 1990.

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.

Suu Kyi's former assistant released from prison in Myanmarupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 02:01:00

A former aide to detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been released from a prison in northern Myanmar after spending more than 20 years behind bars, officials said Friday.

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 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 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.

Myanmar opposition skeptical of government's amnesty claimupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 03:14:00

Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition party said Tuesday it was skeptical of the government's plan to grant amnesty to political prisoners, despite an announcement to the United Nations that it would do so.

Suu Kyi trial postponed as U.N. chief arrivesupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 08:24:00

Officials in Myanmar delayed the resumption of the trial of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi Friday, a spokesman for her political party said. No reason was given.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi turns 64 in prisonupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 10:47:00

Myanmar pro-democracy figure Aung San Suu Kyi turned 64 in prison Friday, while a judge considers when to hear her appeal to allow more witnesses at her subversion trial.

Court grants appeal in Suu Kyi caseupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 20:41:00

Myanmar's highest court Wednesday granted an appeal for more witnesses from the country's top opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on trial on charges of subversion.

Myanmar junta to try opposition leader and her American visitorupdated: Mon May 18 2009 02:06:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an American man who recently swam to her lakeside home are scheduled to stand trial Monday.

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader meets U.N. envoyupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 03:18:00

Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and five senior members of her opposition party met with U.N. envoy Ibrahim Gambari at the state guesthouse on Monday, a party spokesman said. Burma Frees Democracy Fighterupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 04:00:00

As the first anniversary of the Saffron Revolution nears, Burma's military regime releases over 9000 prisoners, including the nation's longest serving political prisoner, U Win Tin

Envoy Gambari leaves Myanmarupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 04:09:00

CNN's Dan Rivers examines the success or failure of UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari's recent trip to Myanmar.

Opposition questions Myanmar election planupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 19:37:00

Pro-democracy opposition leaders from Myanmar have reacted with skepticism and concern about the ruling military junta's announced plan to hold a referendum on a new constitution in May and national elections in 2010.

Myanmar opposition leader meets with governmentupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 07:18:00

Opposition leader and human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi was taken from her home, where she is under house arrest, for a meeting with a government official on Friday, witnesses said.

Opposition leader to cooperate with Myanmar governmentupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 06:08:00

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is "ready to cooperate" with the government and is committed to pursuing a dialogue with the ruling junta, according to a statement the United Nations' special envoy to Myanmar read Thursday on her behalf.

Myanmar shootingupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 17:13:00

CNN's Dan Rivers reports on video that shows the shooting of a protestor in Yangon.

Myanmar protests in Franceupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 04:49:00

French demonstrations against government repression in Myanmar.

Monks defy ban on protestsupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 05:12:00

Aung Zaw of Irrawaddy Magazine joins CNN to discuss growing tensions in Myanmar

Myanmar seeks to crush dissent updated: Wed Aug 29 2007 22:01:00

Pro-government gangs on trucks staked out key streets in Myanmar's largest city on Wednesday, as the country's military rulers sought to crush a rare wave of dissent by pro-democracy activists protesting fuel price increases.

Myanmar extends Suu Kyi detentionupdated: Fri May 26 2006 23:39:00

Myanmar has extended the detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Home Affairs Ministry source said Saturday.

Report: Suu Kyi arrest extendedupdated: Sun Nov 27 2005 01:13:00

Amid reports that the house arrest of Nobel laureate and democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi has been extended for another year, eyewitnesses tell CNN security at her home was beefed up on Sunday.

Myanmar 'used chemicals' on rebelsupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 07:33:00

Military forces in Myanmar have been accused by an international rights group of using chemical weapons on rebel fighters.

U.S. 'concerned' on Suu Kyi's fateupdated: Thu Dec 02 2004 16:55:00

The United States has added its voice to a chorus of international concern over the continued detention of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar key student leader freedupdated: Sat Nov 20 2004 01:00:00

One of Myanmar's most prominent political prisoners, Min Ko Naing, a student democracy leader, has been freed by the country's military government, a government source said Saturday.

U.N. pressure on Myanmar amid talksupdated: Mon May 17 2004 20:50:00

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan is urging southeast Asian nations to pressure Myanmar to release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Opposition quits Myanmar conventionupdated: Fri May 14 2004 06:24:00

Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy party has pulled out of next week's national convention, party chairman Aung Shwe says.

U.N. condemns Myanmar abusesupdated: Thu Apr 22 2004 00:50:00

The top U.N. human rights body has condemned Myanmar's military junta just days ahead of the likely release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Suu Kyi 'may be freed soon'updated: Mon Apr 19 2004 03:45:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi may be freed from house arrest in the coming days, the chairman of the National League for Democracy said.

Myanmar reopens opposition HQupdated: Sat Apr 17 2004 00:25:00

Myanmar's military government has reopened the headquarters for the opposition's National League for Democracy almost a year after shutting it down.

Fresh calls for Suu Kyi releaseupdated: Sun Apr 04 2004 01:20:00

Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy has called for the immediate release of their leader Aung San Suu Kyi after the military government backed away from suggestions her freedom was imminent.

Profile: Aung San Suu Kyiupdated: Sat Apr 03 2004 05:43:00

Her supporters call her simply "The Lady."

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