U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "urgently dispatching" a special envoy to Myanmar, a statement from his office said Wednesday, following reports of violent clashes in that country between security forces and protesters.
The Buddhist monks leading the protests in Myanmar are held in high esteem by the population. CNN's Tim Lister reports.
CNN's Andrew Stevens discusses the political turmoil across Myanmar with Aung Din, an expert on the region.
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