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  • Obama-Suu Kyi visit in Myanmar reflects warmth and differences

    They greeted each other with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, and then Friday’s meeting between President Obama and Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi quickly moved beyond pleasantries. He suggested she speak out more forcefully on behalf...
  • The repressed Rohingya of Myanmar

    The repressed Rohingya of Myanmar
    The relationship between the White House and the government of Myanmar has been steadily improving. President Obama went there in November; President Thein Sein came here in May. Last year, the administration eased the prohibition on Americans doing...
  • Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit

    Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit
    NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year. The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
  • Obama's absence at Asia-Pacific summits lets China dominate

    President Obama's decision to skip two Asia-Pacific summits this week to deal with the U.S. government shutdown and threatened debt default allowed Chinese leaders to strut the world stage as regional superpower envoys and have their way on critical...
  • Myanmar violence between Buddhists, Muslims threatens reforms

    Myanmar violence between Buddhists, Muslims threatens reforms
    THABYUCHAING, Myanmar — U Abdul Samat spent his life farming the rice paddies that stretched, brilliant green, in all directions. Now he was nearly 90 years old, a great-grandfather who walked with a cane. He was also a Muslim, and the men who...
  • Myanmar begins new round of political-prisoner releases

    Myanmar begins new round of political-prisoner releases
    NEW DELHI – Myanmar started releasing approximately 70 political prisoners Tuesday, days after President Thein Sein promised during a European tour to free all remaining prisoners of conscience by the end of the year. Civic society groups...
  • As Myanmar opens up to modern world, historic buildings are at risk

    As Myanmar opens up to modern world, historic buildings are at risk
    Over cappuccino at a crowded conference on real estate in one of the world's last frontier markets, one investor turned to another and said breezily, "I'm here to get rich." They had paid more than $2,000 each to attend panels with titles like...
  • U.N. rights chief demands Myanmar probe reported massacre of Muslims

    U.N. rights chief demands Myanmar probe reported massacre of Muslims
    The United Nations' lead advocate for human rights on Thursday demanded that Myanmar authorities investigate "credible information" about a reported massacre of more than 40 Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state. "I deplore the loss of life in Du...
  • Myanmar releases 69 prisoners in act of 'benevolence'

    Myanmar releases 69 prisoners in act of 'benevolence'
    NEW DELHI -- Rushing to meet a self-imposed year-end deadline to release all political prisoners, Myanmar on Friday announced the release of 69 inmates from over a dozen jails nationwide, explaining in a statement that the move demonstrated the “...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, faces an uncertain future

    NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — The Lady, uncharacteristically, is late. But she is unflustered, graciously indulging the pack of photographers that follows as she glides out of her car, up a granite staircase and into her seat in the grand assembly hall....
  • Controversy marks start to Myanmar's first census in three decades

    Controversy marks start to Myanmar's first census in three decades
    TAUNGGYI, Myanmar — Wearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with the national census logo, Tin Naing counted off the ethnic groups living in just one section of this regional capital in eastern Myanmar. “Bamar, Shan, Pa’o, Intha —...