A prisoner release announced Tuesday by Myanmar authorities includes at least 24 political detainees, a prisoner rights group said.
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.
Aung San Suu Kyi talks about her country, the economy and the rule of law.
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.
Could this be the dawn of a new Myanmar? CNN's Paula Hancocks follows the country's fight for democracy.
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.
CNN's Paula Hancocks speaks to journalists in Myanmar and asks whether government censorship is being relaxed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The British prime minister is in Myanmar where change seems to be on the move. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
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.
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 Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Myanmar Friday on the first visit by a high-profile Western leader to the nation in decades.
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.
The sweeping victory of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party in recent elections has been confirmed by state media.
CNN's Paula Hancocks describes the euphoria among supporters of Myanmar's opposition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses people ahead of Sunday's elections.
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.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has suspended campaigning for Myanmar's upcoming by-elections after falling ill, her party said Sunday.
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.
CNN's Paula Hancocks visits Myanmar's parliament where the military's influence remains clear.
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.
Pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns in Myanmar. CNN's Paula Hancocks shows us the excitement at one rally.
Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi registered Wednesday to run for a parliamentary seat in the military-run country.
ITN/ITV News' John Irvine visits with and interviews Myanmar's dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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.
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.
HIV patients in Myanmar are forced to look for help elsewhere after no government help. Paula Hancocks reports.
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.
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.
Relations between the U.S. and Myanmar appear to be improving. Jonathan Mann reports.
She is small but only in physical stature. Aung San Suu Kyi is the very embodiment of Myanmar's long struggle for democracy.
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.
According to state television, Myanmar will grant amnesty to more than 6,000 prisoners. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
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'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.
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.
Myanmar convened its first parliament in more than two decades on Monday in the capital, Naypyidaw.
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.
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.
What happened in Yangon's University Avenue as the light began to fade last Saturday took many serious Myanmar watchers by surprise.
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 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.
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.
CNN speaks with a journalist in Myanmar about the voting taking place in the country's first elections in 20 years.
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.
Myanmar prepares to vote for the first time in twenty years, but as Dan Rivers reports, many see it as a sham.
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.
Malaysian Prime Minster Najib Razak on the upcoming elections in Myanmar and hopes for democracy.
Democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected voting in Myanmar's coming election, the country's first in two decades, her lawyer said.
With a new election announced in Myanmar, CNN's Dan Rivers goes to the country and gets a look.
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 will hold general elections on November 7, Myanmar National Radio announced Friday, in the military junta-led nation's first vote since 1990.
March 1962: Then-Burma comes under military rule by Ne Win after a bloodless coup.
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's Supreme Court rejected Friday an appeal by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to overturn her house arrest.
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.
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'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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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
CNN's Dan Rivers examines the success or failure of UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari's recent trip to Myanmar.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Dan Rivers reports on video that shows the shooting of a protestor in Yangon.
French demonstrations against government repression in Myanmar.
Aung Zaw of Irrawaddy Magazine joins CNN to discuss growing tensions in Myanmar
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 has extended the detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Home Affairs Ministry source said Saturday.
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.
Military forces in Myanmar have been accused by an international rights group of using chemical weapons on rebel fighters.
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.
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.
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan is urging southeast Asian nations to pressure Myanmar to release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy party has pulled out of next week's national convention, party chairman Aung Shwe says.
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.
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's military government has reopened the headquarters for the opposition's National League for Democracy almost a year after shutting it down.
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.
Her supporters call her simply "The Lady."
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