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Suu Kyi urges ‘freedom from fear’ on World AIDS Day

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu kyi .AP FILE PHOTO

Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi urged greater openness and compassion in the global struggle against AIDS Sunday as experts warned against complacency despite falling infection rates.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Australia

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, poses with New South Wales state governor Marie Bashir at Government House in Sydney, Wednesday. AP

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi defended herself on Wednesday against criticism that she should be doing more to defend a Muslim minority group that has been targeted by sectarian violence in parts of the predominantly Buddhist nation.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi collects 1990 human rights prize at last

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Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate and long-time political prisoner, has finally collected the European Union’s 1990 Sakharov Prize for human rights.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants to run for president

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday that she wanted to lead the country after the next election due in 2015.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suu Kyi meets more anger over Myanmar mine

Villagers shout slogans during a protest against a recent report of a commission which investigated the Letpadaung mine's operations and a police crackdown last November that badly injured scores of protesters, during a visit by Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Tone village, an area near the mine in Monywa, 760 kilometers (450 miles) north of Yangon, central Myanmar, Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

Hostile villagers have confronted opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during the second day of a trip to northwestern Myanmar to explain why she supports continuation of a mining project opposed by many local residents.

Posted: March 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suu Kyi reappointed as Myanmar opposition leader

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Aung San Suu Kyi was re-elected as Myanmar opposition leader Sunday at a landmark congress that stopped short of sweeping changes in its ageing top ranks ahead of key elections in 2015.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi calls for party unity amid squabbles

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Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday called for her once-banned party to unify as it prepares for landmark 2015 polls, conceding there had been “some fighting” over party positions.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

In Myanmar, answers to ethnic conflict elusive

In this recent photo, a Kachin Independence Army soldier stands on top of a bunker at an outpost on the Law Hpyu hilltop, one of the last hilltop outposts defending Laiza, where the guerrilla group's headquarters are located, in northern Myanmar's Kachin-controlled region. Kachin state is home to the last rebel insurgency left fighting in Myanmar that hasn't signed a cease-fire with President Thein Sein's government. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Kneeling beside a line of freshly dug trenches carved like one long, open wound into a lush hillside, the rebel sergeant peered through dusty binoculars at all his troops had lost.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suu Kyi willing to help ethnic peace process

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, receives a Buddha Statue from her supporter on her arrival at Yangon International Airport in Yangon, Myanmar in  lateJanuary before she accepted a peace award. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has offered to help negotiate an end to conflicts between the government and the country’s ethnic minority groups, a challenge the country’s president called essential to building democracy.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suu Kyi hopeful on ending Myanmar presidency ban

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Myanmar opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi has voiced confidence that the country’s powerful military will support changes to the constitution that would allow her to become president.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Suu Kyi calls for troop surge to end Myanmar unrest

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Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has urged the government to send more troops to western Myanmar to restore peace to a region convulsed by communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims.

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says willing to be president

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu kyi .AP FILE PHOTO

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared her willingness on Monday to serve as president, and her party’s intention to amend the constitution to allow her to do so.

Posted: October 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suu Kyi party hails US easing of Myanmar import ban

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to journalists during a press conference at the headquarters of her National League for Democracy Party in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, July 3, 2012. AP FILE  PHOTO

The political party of Myanmar’s democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday welcomed US moves to ease a ban on imports from the long-isolated nation, hailing it as a positive long term step.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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