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  • U.S. President Barack Obama and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi shake hands after speaking to the media at her residence in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Obama who touched down Monday morning, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Asian nation also known as Burma, said his historic visit to Myanmar marks the next step in a new chapter between the two countries. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    PRUDEN: The ill wind blowing past Benghazi

    It’s an ill wind that blows nobody good, and that evil wind from the Middle East comes just when Barack Obama needs a distraction most. Just when the mainstream media finally discovers the deadly screw-up in Benghazi and can no longer avoid talking and writing about it, the Palestinians fire volleys of rockets reaching Tel Aviv.

  • President Obama toasts with Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen at the East Asia Summit Dinner during the East Asia Summit at the Diamond Island Convention Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Nov. 19, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Diplomatic Obama uses both names on historic Burma stop

    Trying to please all sides during his historic visit Monday, President Obama referred to both "Burma," the traditional name preferred by dissidents and pro-democracy advocates, as well as "Myanmar," the new name used by the country's authoritarian government, during his brief stay.

  • In U.N. stunner, Myanmarese leader praises Suu Kyi

    Myanmar's president Thursday said his country has taken irreversible steps toward democracy as he paid unprecedented public tribute to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, describing her as crucial to political reforms.

  • Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Sept. 25, 2012. Fort Wayne is home to one of the largest Burmese populations in the United States. (Associated Press)

    Suu Kyi cautiously optimistic for Myanmar future

    Thousands of elated supporters greeted Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi with rapturous cheers and a standing ovation as she took to an arena stage in an Indiana city that is home to one of the largest Burmese communities in the United States.

  • Suu Kyi finds support in Indiana town

    Eight thousand miles separate Southeast Asia from the American Midwest, but when Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi visits an Indiana city on Tuesday, it will be a kind of homecoming.

  • Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks Sept. 18, 2012, at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Suu Kyi calls for release of Russian punk rock band

    Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday called for the release of three female members of a Russian punk rock band jailed for interrupting a ceremony inside a Moscow cathedral to protest President Vladimir Putin.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi (center), Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, is awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sept. 19, 2012, as House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, look on. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Myanmar reform leader Suu Kyi praised on Hill

    President Obama on Wednesday met with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who earlier was awarded Congress' highest honor at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda that brought together Senate and House leaders from both sides of the political aisle as well as two former first ladies.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (left) welcomes Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets with Clinton in Washington

    After years of decrying oppression against Myanmar's democracy leader, the United States got to celebrate her freedom as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomed Aung San Suu Kyi to the State Department on Tuesday at the start of her landmark tour of America.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party, speaks at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. The Asia Society co-hosted the event. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Suu Kyi backs lifting of U.S. sanctions on Myanmar

    Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday that she supported the easing of U.S. sanctions on the Southeast Asian nation even though democratic reforms in her country had only cleared the first hurdle.

  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi begins landmark U.S. visit

    Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Washington, where she will be presented Congress' highest award. It's the latest milestone in her remarkable journey from political prisoner to globe-trotting stateswoman.

  • Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in Washington, where she will receive the Congressional Gold Medal and meet with officials. (Associated Press)

    Nobel activist to warn U.S. of too much faith in Myanmar

    One of Asia's most prominent democracy advocates will warn the Obama administration and members of Congress on a visit to Washington this week against "reckless optimism" over the chance for real political reform in her native Myanmar.

  • Briefly: Malaysia prime minister denounces reform proposals

    Prime Minister Najib Razak hit back Thursday at reform proponents, denouncing greater liberalism as a threat to the Muslim-majority country as it faces pivotal upcoming elections.

  • U.S. set to OK investments in Myanmar

    The United States is poised to allow companies to invest with Myanmar's state oil and gas enterprise as the Obama administration takes its biggest step yet to roll back sanctions, marking a rare break from democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Consensus cracking on U.S. policy toward Myanmar

    The rare Washington consensus behind the Obama administration's policy toward Myanmar is showing signs of cracks as American businesses grow impatient to invest there and human rights groups push back.

  • Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (center) poses for photographers after she accepted an honorary doctorate from England's University of Oxford on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Suu Kyi finally receives honorary doctorate from Oxford

    It was a long wait, but Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally received her honorary degree from the University of Oxford.

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