Nov 12, 2011 08:44 EST
Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is likely to contest an upcoming by-election, a party spokesman said Saturday, paving the way for a political comeback after years of exclusion by army generals.
Oct 14, 2011 02:53 EDT
YANGON (Reuters) - In a remote prison in Myanmar's northernmost state, comedian and dissident Maung Thura nearly lost touch with the world. His parents died. He was forbidden contact with relatives for more than a year.
Sep 29, 2011 09:56 EDT
Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will hold another round of talks with the new army-backed government, her spokesman said on Thursday, following signs of a thaw in relations.
Sep 18, 2011 00:07 EDT
After decades of military rule, democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi says there are finally signs of political change in Myanmar, but its long-suffering people are still far from real freedom.
Sep 14, 2011 13:07 EDT
TORONTO (Reuters) - For action star Michelle Yeoh, one of Asia's best known actresses, the chance to play Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi posed perhaps the biggest challenge in her nearly three-decade career, and that is exactly what she wanted.
Aug 20, 2011 03:15 EDT
Myanmar's democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday said she was "encouraged" by her first talks with the country's nominally civilian president amid signs of an unprecedented thaw in relations.
Aug 19, 2011 11:09 EDT
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi met President Thein Sein Friday, the first meeting between the two and the latest olive branch from the army-backed regime that came to power this year after five decades of direct military rule.
Aug 19, 2011 10:27 EDT
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met the country's new civilian president for the first time on Friday, in the latest sign the regime is reaching out to its opponents.
Aug 19, 2011 05:42 EDT
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi met President Thein Sein on Friday, a government source said, the first meeting between the two and the latest olive branch from the army-backed regime that came to power this year after five decades of direct military rule.
Aug 18, 2011 12:55 EDT
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's new government called on Thursday for peace talks with armed separatists along its borders with Thailand and China, the latest in a series of conciliatory gestures toward long-time opponents of the former military regime.
Aug 08, 2011 03:19 EDT
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi attended a ceremony on Monday to mark the 23rd anniversary of the failed pro-democracy uprising that made her a national hero.
Jul 24, 2011 15:02 EDT
Aung San Suu Kyi will Monday meet a minister of Myanmar's new, nominally-civilian government for the first time, raising cautious hopes after the US called for "concrete" progress towards democracy.
Jul 23, 2011 13:13 EDT
Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet a minister on Monday in her first dialogue with the country's new civilian leadership, a government official told AFP on Saturday.
Jul 19, 2011 14:05 EDT
Jul 17, 2011 15:00 EDT
Myanmar has invited democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi to attend a ceremony to honour her father, the country's liberation hero General Aung San, a government official said Sunday.
Jul 08, 2011 12:10 EDT
Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi drew large crowds on a landmark trip to rural Myanmar that tested her freedom, but experts say the regime will tolerate her activities only up to a point.
Jul 05, 2011 05:23 EDT
BAGAN, Myanmar (Reuters) - Trailed by undercover police, Myanmar pro-Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi kept a low profile on Tuesday as she visited pagodas on the second day of a countryside visit that is testing the patience of the military-backed government.
Jul 04, 2011 02:36 EDT
BAGAN, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi ventured outside her home city on Monday for the first time since her release from house arrest in November, making a low-key visit to the ancient city of Bagan amid tight security.
Jun 30, 2011 10:51 EDT
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will next week travel outside her home city for the first time since her release from a seven-year stint of house arrest last November, a spokesman for her former party said.
Jun 16, 2011 04:48 EDT
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar's army and ethnic Kachin rebels clashed for an eighth day on Thursday in mountains near the border with China and hundreds of people fled, Kachin sources said, while Beijing urged the warring sides to defuse the volatile outbreak.