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Hundreds greet Aung San Suu Kyi in Nepal

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 20:53

Myanmar`s democracy icon and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was today given a rousing welcome as she arrived here on a four-day trip to Nepal, her first visit in four decades to the country where she lived for some time as a youngster.

Real progress, democracy possible: Suu Kyi

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 19:57

Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was on Tuesday critical yet conciliatory towards Myanmar`s ruling junta.

Hong Kong democracy icon Szeto Wah dies at 79

Last Updated: Sunday, January 02, 2011, 15:12

Known as Uncle Wah, the veteran activist had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

UN human rights chief calls for `immediate` release of Suu Kyi

Last Updated: Thursday, August 13, 2009, 10:29

A top human rights official of the United Nations on Wednesday asked the Burmese military junta to release "immediately and unconditionally" all political prisoners including the popular democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar warns against riots `under pretext` of Suu Kyi case

Last Updated: Sunday, August 09, 2009, 14:42

Myanmar`s junta-controlled state media on Sunday accused "power-craving" opportunists of using Aung San Suu Kyi`s trial to incite riots as it condemned the uprising 21 years ago that made her a heroine.

American`s poor health may delay Suu Kyi verdict

Last Updated: Thursday, August 06, 2009, 13:38

The poor health of a hospitalised American on trial for entering the house of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could delay next week`s verdict, Suu Kyi`s lawyer said.

UN presses Myanmar to free Aung San Suu Kyi

Last Updated: Thursday, August 06, 2009, 09:50

UN chief Ban Ki-moon pressed Myanmar`s military rulers to free political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi, less than a week before the expected verdict in the trial of the detained democracy icon.

Philippines lays to rest democracy icon Aquino

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 05, 2009, 15:43

Over 100,000 people took to the rain-soaked streets of Manila on Wednesday to bid farewell to former president Corazon Aquino, whose "People Power" democracy movement ended decades of dictatorship.

Suu Kyi braces for the worst ahead of verdict

Last Updated: Thursday, July 30, 2009, 15:26

Myanmar`s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was bracing for the worst ahead of Friday`s verdict in her high-profile trial, gathering medicine and books to prepare for a feared prison term, her lawyer said.