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Suu Kyi makes first UN speech as Myanmar leader

Suu Kyi makes first UN speech as Myanmar leader

Suu Kyi's appearance Monday at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations is the latest landmark in a personal and national transformation as the country also known as Burma emerges from five decades of military rule.

Barack Obama to consider easing Myanmar sanctions as Aung San Suu Kyi visits

Barack Obama to consider easing Myanmar sanctions as Aung San Suu Kyi visits

United States President Barack Obama will on Wednesday host Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in the Oval Office, where he is likely to ascertain whether the time is right to remove further economic sanction on Myanmar leaders to help boost economic development in the country.

PM Narendra Modi holds bilateral talks with Suu Kyi

PM Narendra Modi also held bilateral talks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi makes first official trip, to Laos

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader and foreign minister, visited neighboring Laos on Friday in her first official trip abroad.

Myanmar drops charges against nearly 200 political activists: Police

The cases were dismissed on Friday following Suu Kyi's announcement that she was working with the administration to secure the release of political prisoners.

Myanmar army chief endorses election of Suu Kyi's president

Myanmar`s powerful army chief congratulated incoming president Htin Kyaw and pledged cooperation on Wednesday, after the ally of Aung San Suu Kyi was elected as the country`s first head of state with no military background in decades.

Myanmar govt, Suu Kyi party tussle over handover ceremony

The President sought to appear magnanimous in defeat in November, but there have been recent signs of tensions with a new NLD-led parliament that took its seats in February.

Myanmar can help India, China overcome problems: Suu Kyi

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has said her country can leverage its good relations with India and China to help both countries "overcome their problems".

Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for free and fair elections as campaign starts

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi launched her campaign on Tuesday for the first general election since the end of military rule saying it was a crucial turning point and calling on the global community to monitor the outcome.

Myanmar rebels shouldn't sign peace deal in haste: Suu Kyi

Myanmar's opposition leader has warned armed ethnic minority groups not to rush into signing a nationwide ceasefire deal, a position that pits her against President Thein Sein, who has made reaching a deal before November's general election his top priority.

Suu Kyi eyes poll majority, but fears for wider democratic gains

Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday she was confident her opposition party would win Myanmar`s landmark elections if they are free and fair, but raised concern at the country`s overall progress towards democracy.

Suu Kyi's party shuns key players for Myanmar poll

 The party of Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected bids by 17 members of Myanmar`s respected "88 generation" to join its ranks and contest November`s election, a controversial omission of a group that was expected to galvanise its bid to dominate the ballot.

Myanmar sets date for election that may define scope of reform

Myanmar will hold a general election on November 8, its election commission said on Wednesday, its first nationwide ballot since the end of direct military rule and a vote that could decide the scope of the country`s reforms.

In Myanmar, ethnic loyalties could crimp Suu Kyi's party

Political parties representing Myanmar`s ethnic minorities could pick up a sizeable number of seats at general elections later this year, presenting a stumbling block for the ambitions of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and her party.

US criticises Myanmar military veto after law change fails

The United States said on Friday that an effective legislative veto held by Myanmar`s military was undemocratic and reiterated calls for changes to the constitution, a day after lawmakers from the armed forces bloc rejected any significant amendments to the charter.

Suu Kyi sidesteps Rohingya migrant crisis for political pragmatism

Aung San Suu Kyi was once an unassailable champion of Myanmar`s powerless. But the opposition leader`s refusal to speak up for a persecuted Muslim minority at the heart of a migrant crisis has cast doubt over her moral force -- and even earned a gentle rebuke from fellow Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama.

Myanmar activists vow to keep up pressure after crackdown

Myanmar activists vowed to keep up the pressure on the government despite a violent crackdown on their student-led protests that sparked international alarm, as authorities continued to hold dozens of demonstrators.

Obama to push Myanmar reforms in Suu Kyi talks

 US President Barack Obama will hold talks with Myanmar`s democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon Friday as the nation turns towards next year`s elections with uncertainty over the direction of reforms.

PM Narendra Modi to meet Suu Kyi in Myanmar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi among other leaders on the sidelines of the ASEAN and East Asian summits in Myanmar next week in his first interaction with the pro-democracy icon.

Democracy in Nepal inspiring, despite challenges: Suu Kyi

Myanmar`s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi today said despite the many challenges and problems democracy in Nepal confronts, she finds it inspiring as its spirit never wanes.