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Myanmar's military leaders have nominated a former general considered fiercely loyal to former dictator Senior General Than Shwe to be the country's next vice president.

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WikiLeaks: Espionage or freedom?updated: Mon Dec 06 2010 14:19:00

Whether what WikiLeaks does is a form of spying or freedom is a matter of debate among experts.

Myanmar leader pondered buying Manchester Unitedupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 14:19:00

It turns out that the military regime in Myanmar is soccer-crazy and even pondered buying world-famous club Manchester United, according to a U.S. diplomatic cable obtained by WikiLeaks and published by the Guardian newspaper in Britain.

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'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.

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.

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.

What does Myanmar's Than Shwe want from Beijing?updated: Wed Sep 08 2010 04:03:00

When a military dictator comes calling, Beijing doesn't like to give too many details away.

Myanmar's military leader on visit to Chinaupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 04:03:00

The head of Myanmar's military is on a top-level visit to China. CNN's John Vause reports.

Burma's Gen. Than Shwe visits Indiaupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 17:46:00

Director of Research for the India Studies Program, Sumit Ganguly, talks about the impact of Than Shwe's visit to India.

India greets Myanmar junta leaderupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 17:46:00

India accorded a red-carpet welcome Tuesday to the top leader of Myanmar's military junta, who is on a five-day visit aimed at strengthening diplomatic and economic ties between the neighboring countries.

Myanmar's military leader accorded red-carpet welcome in Indiaupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 06:32:00

India accorded a red-carpet welcome Tuesday to the top leader of Myanmar's military junta, currently on a five-day visit aimed at strengthening diplomatic and economic ties between the neighboring countries.

India welcomes Myanmar military leaderupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 05:44:00

Indian officials welcomed the top leader of Myanmar's military junta Sunday in a visit aimed at strengthening diplomatic and economic ties between the neighboring countries.

Myanmar military leaders resign to take part in electionsupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 09:05:00

Myanmar's Prime Minister Thein Sein and several other ministers resigned from their military posts Monday so they can take part in the country's upcoming elections.

Myanmar's ruler warns against external interferenceupdated: Sat Mar 27 2010 07:51:00

Myanmar's junta chief spoke Saturday of pending political and economic change even as an ostentatious parade served as a reminder of the isolated nation's military might.

U.S. envoy: Ties could improve if Myanmar makes progressupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 01:30:00

One of two U.S. officials who made a rare trip to Myanmar said Thursday that the United States was willing to improve relations if that nation's ruling military junta takes tangible steps towards democracy.

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.

American held in Myanmar leaves Thailandupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 03:41:00

John Yettaw, the American convicted in Myanmar of illegally entering the country to visit pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, left Thailand Wednesday, authorities and government officials said.

American freedupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 09:22:00

Sen. Jim Webb, D-Virginia, speaks about his trip to Myanmar and the release of American prisoner John Yettaw.

Webb: New push to secure Suu Kyi's releaseupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 09:22:00

There is a new push to free Myanmar's pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, Sen. Jim Webb told CNN's "American Morning" Monday.

Myanmar to release Americanupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 00:57:00

U.S. Sen. Jim Webb wins the release of an American sentenced to hard labor in Myanmar. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Yettaw's actions in Myanmar 'regrettable'updated: Mon Aug 17 2009 00:57:00

An American sentenced to seven years hard labor in Myanmar after he sneaked into the home of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, arrived in Thailand on Sunday with the U.S. senator who secured his release.

Senator gains release of American jailed in Myanmarupdated: Sat Aug 15 2009 18:23:00

U.S. Sen. Jim Webb obtained the release Saturday of American John Yettaw, who had been sentenced to seven years of hard labor in Myanmar for visiting detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, his office said.

Sen. Webb first U.S. lawmaker to meet junta chief in Myanmarupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 13:25:00

U.S. Sen. Jim Webb arrived in Myanmar on Friday where he is scheduled to meet with the reclusive country's military junta, his office confirmed.

Sen. Webb to meet with Myanmar leadersupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 22:40:00

Sen. Jim Webb will meet with leaders of Myanmar's military junta this week when he stops off in the reclusive country during a two-week, five-nation tour of Asia, his office announced Wednesday.

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.

Myanmar blogger jailed for 20 yearsupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 06:51:00

Courts in Myanmar have sentenced a blogger, a poet and several dissidents to several years in jail for anti-regime activities, a court official told CNN Tuesday.

U.N. chief: Myanmar to admit all aid workersupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 17:58:00

Myanmar's ruling junta agreed Friday to "allow all aid workers regardless of nationalities" into the country to help cyclone survivors, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said.

Myanmar to allow 'all aid workers'updated: Mon Jun 30 2008 17:58:00

A CNN reporter in Myanmar reports that despite the arrival of aid, its distribution is still a problem. Burmese Police Arrest Comedianupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 04:20:00

A well-known Burmese satirist is in jail after providing aid to cyclone survivors Burma Approves Aid Worker Visasupdated: Thu May 29 2008 08:00:00

Burma's military rulers have approved visas for dozens of international relief workers and were allowing more foreigners into areas devastated by a cyclone that left millions in need of aid More Aid Headed to Burmaupdated: Mon May 26 2008 13:00:00

Aid soon will be able to reach the more than 1 million cyclone victims still waiting for their first assistance if Burma's military regime allows the assistance

Myanmar field of deathupdated: Thu May 22 2008 23:13:00

A CNN reporter in Myanmar visits a village still waiting for help three weeks after the storm. Burma's Woes: A Threat to the Junta updated: Tue May 20 2008 12:00:00

Analysis: A TIME writer, just expelled from Burma, explains how anger and foreign aid could help unhinge the ruling junta

Myanmar agrees to accept ASEAN cyclone aidupdated: Mon May 19 2008 22:41:00

Myanmar has agreed to let its South Asian neighbors send medical personnel and an assessment team to the cyclone-ravaged country, more than two weeks after a storm that killed tens of thousands of people.

Myanmar's junta leader visits cyclone refugeesupdated: Sun May 18 2008 22:45:00

Two weeks after Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar, the country's reclusive junta leader Than Shwe visited a refugee camp outside Yangon, according to video broadcast on state television. In Burma, Fear Trumps Griefupdated: Sun May 11 2008 14:00:00

With tens of thousands dead and more than a million people at risk, the cyclone's victims still have the junta on their minds

Myanmar protestsupdated: Sun Nov 04 2007 03:04:00

Aung Moe Zaw, exiled leader of the Democratic Party for a New Society, discusses protests on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi.

First Lady steps outupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 00:07:00

Laura Bush has some tough words for the government of Myanmar. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports.

First lady calls on Myanmar's ruling junta to 'step aside'updated: Thu Oct 11 2007 00:07:00

U.S. first lady Laura Bush -- in a rare foray into foreign policy -- called on Myanmar's military junta to "step aside," give up the "terror campaigns" against its people and allow for a democratic Myanmar in a commentary published in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal.

Gambari: 'Time to talk'updated: Fri Oct 05 2007 23:31:00

U.N. envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari discusses his four-day trip to Myanmar and his meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi.

Missing monks in Myanmarupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 07:01:00

Images of a brutal crackdown are getting past Myanmar censors. CNN's John Vause reports. Viewer discretion advised.

Protesters defiant amid envoy's visitupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 23:03:00

United Nations envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari arrived Saturday for talks with senior government officials aimed at finding a peaceful resolution to ongoing clashes between the military's ruling junta and pro-democracy activists, a Western diplomat told CNN.

U.N. talks with Myanmar's junta leader delayedupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 11:28:00

Talks between U.N. envoy Ibrahim Gambari and Myanmar's secretive military leader were stalled for another day on Monday.

Running from Myanmarupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 11:28:00

CNN's Dan Rivers reports on one man's remarkable escape from Myanmar.

Myanmar protests updateupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 11:28:00

CNN's John Vause reports on the latest on the protests inside Myanmar. Burma's Faceless Leadersupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 06:00:00

Last week's crackdown on Burmese protesters made headlines. But the nation's military junta remains a mystery

U.N. envoy meets with Myanmar opposition leaderupdated: Sun Sep 30 2007 23:51:00

United Nations envoy Ibrahim Gambari met Sunday with Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an effort to quell recent tensions between the country's military leaders and protesters, the U.N. confirmed in a news release.

Jim Carrey: Help Aung San Suu Kyiupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 02:24:00

Jim Carrey has made a straight-to-YouTube video. And it's not funny at all.

Myanmar rejects coup rumorsupdated: Sun Aug 28 2005 19:17:00

Myanmar has rejected rumors that its military leader was ill and had been deposed.

Myanmar names Soe Win as PMupdated: Tue Oct 19 2004 21:55:00

Myanmar's new prime minister is Lt. Gen Soe Win, a former defense chief who entered the regime's top ranks only last year.

Myanmar PM under 'house arrest'updated: Tue Oct 19 2004 01:31:00

Myanmar Prime Minister Khin Nyunt has been ousted and is under house arrest on corruption charges, a Thai government spokesman has told news agencies.

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