By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Senate on Thursday approved legislation to extend some sanctions on Myanmar by another year.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) might one day overtake the European Union as an economic power, Singapore's foreign minister says.
On Monday, Mrs. Suu Kyi begins a weeklong trip to Britain as part of a European tour. The most bittersweet moment likely will be her homecoming to Oxford, where on Wednesday the 66-year-old finally will accept the honorary doctorate she was awarded in 1993 while she was under house arrest in Yangon.
Aung San Suu Kyi said she and other lawmakers in her opposition party will attend Myanmar's parliament on Wednesday for the first time and will take the oath of office, although they still fiercely dispute its wording.
Myanmar's president said Tuesday that elections won by democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and her party were successful, issuing the first government endorsement of the historic polls.
The party of Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi said she had led it to a landslide election victory Sunday, setting the stage for her to take public office for the first time and head a small opposition in the military-dominated Parliament.
Recent polls predict that democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will easily win a seat in Myanmar's parliamentary elections Sunday, amid expectations that Washington will respond by easing economic sanctions against the Southeast Asian country long ruled by a brutal military regime.
Myanmar election authorities lifted restrictions on political campaigning Monday in an unusually swift response to complaints by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party.
Euphoric seas of supporters waved opposition party flags and offered yellow garlands. They lined crumbling roads for miles and climbed atop trees, cars and roofs as Aung San Suu Kyi spoke at impromptu rallies. Some cried as her convoy passed.
President Obama's decision to re-establish full diplomatic relations with the military-backed government of Myanmar after 22 years has divided top congressional Republicans.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday announced that the U.S. and Myanmar will start the process of exchanging ambassadors, a distinct sign of a thaw in once frosty relations between the two countries.
Myanmar democracy movement leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Sunday with a Cabinet minister to discuss issues the resolution of which could lead to a breakthrough in the country's long-running political deadlock.
Myanmar freed an outspoken critic and a major ethnic rebel as it began releasing 6,300 convicts Wednesday in its latest liberalizing move, but it kept several political detainees behind bars, dampening hopes for a broader amnesty.
There's a new face keeping Chairman Mao company on Tiananmen Square.