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Myanmar: the Rohingya's plight

It is significant that the Burmese Foreign Minister, Aung San Suu Kyi, called out for help to find a solution to the Rohingya’s situation.

It is significant that the Burmese Foreign Minister, Aung San Suu Kyi, called out for help to find a solution to the Rohingya’s situation.

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Aung San Suu Kyi opens peace talks to end decades of fighting in Myanmar

Hundreds of representatives of ethnic groups have gathered in the capital of Myanmar, as Aung Sun Suu Kyi opened peace talks to end decades of fighting between the military and…

Hundreds of representatives of ethnic groups have gathered in the capital of Myanmar, as Aung Sun Suu Kyi opened peace talks to end decades of fighting between the military and…

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Htin Kyaw wins presidental vote in Myanmar

Myanmar’s parliament has elected Htin Kyaw as the country’s new president. Kyaw is a close friend of the Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the governing

Myanmar’s parliament has elected Htin Kyaw as the country’s new president. Kyaw is a close friend of the Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the governing

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Aung San Suu Kyi loyalist poised for Myanmar presidency

A close friend and confidant of Aung San Suu Kyi has been confirmed as the presidential candidate of Myanmar’s lower house of parliament. The Nobel

A close friend and confidant of Aung San Suu Kyi has been confirmed as the presidential candidate of Myanmar’s lower house of parliament. The Nobel

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Aung San Suu Kyi ruled out as Myanmar's next president

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has nominated her former driver and close aide to be Myanmar’s next president. The National League for Democracy (NLD) is

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has nominated her former driver and close aide to be Myanmar’s next president. The National League for Democracy (NLD) is

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Myanmar NLD names Suu Kyi friend as presidential candidate

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has proposed Htin Kyaw who is a close friend of party leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi , as presidential

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has proposed Htin Kyaw who is a close friend of party leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi , as presidential

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Myanmar: historic scenes in national parliament

The first democratically-elected assembly for 50 years is voted in, but the military retains key ministries

The first democratically-elected assembly for 50 years is voted in, but the military retains key ministries

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi readies for power as her party comes to parliament

They are doctors, poets, teachers, farmers, fishermen. Many are new to politics, and had to receive intensive instruction in law and constitutional

They are doctors, poets, teachers, farmers, fishermen. Many are new to politics, and had to receive intensive instruction in law and constitutional

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Myanmar generals hand over power to Suu Kyi's NLD

Myanmar’s election-winning party, the National League for Democracy, is preparing to form a government and take charge of the country. The party’s

Myanmar’s election-winning party, the National League for Democracy, is preparing to form a government and take charge of the country. The party’s

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Myanmar begins releasing political prisoners

Myanmar said on Friday that it was freeing around 100 people from jail – just days before the first sitting of a new parliament dominated by the

Myanmar said on Friday that it was freeing around 100 people from jail – just days before the first sitting of a new parliament dominated by the

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Aung San Suu Kyi holds transition talks with Myanmar president

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has held talks with the country’s president Thein Sein to discuss the smooth transfer of power to her

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has held talks with the country’s president Thein Sein to discuss the smooth transfer of power to her

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Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy wins majority in Myanmar

The party of democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi has won a majority in Myanmar’s parliament, the election commission said on Friday, giving it enough

The party of democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi has won a majority in Myanmar’s parliament, the election commission said on Friday, giving it enough

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Suu Kyi continues life-long fight for Myanmar democracy

Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as an icon of peaceful democratic resistance. She could only receive it in person in 2012, after

Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as an icon of peaceful democratic resistance. She could only receive it in person in 2012, after

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Myanmar: facts and background

Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, held a general election on Sunday, its second since polls in 2010 ended almost a

Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, held a general election on Sunday, its second since polls in 2010 ended almost a

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Polls close in Myanmar's landmark free election

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party is expected to make large gains, but even with a landslide, she cannot become president.

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party is expected to make large gains, but even with a landslide, she cannot become president.

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Myanmar historic vote - first open election in 25 years

Voters in Myanmar were on Sunday morning heading to the polls in the country’s first openly contested general election in 25 years. Opposition leader

Voters in Myanmar were on Sunday morning heading to the polls in the country’s first openly contested general election in 25 years. Opposition leader

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Aung San Suu Kyi holds massive election rally in Yangon

Aung San Suu Kyi held her biggest rally yet ahead of Myammar’s November 8 election. Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi listen as she speaks during a

Aung San Suu Kyi held her biggest rally yet ahead of Myammar’s November 8 election. Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi listen as she speaks during a

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Ruling party chief ousted in Myanmar power struggle

Amid a show of strength by security forces, the head of Myanmar’s powerful ruling party has been ousted. Shwe Mann, who is also the speaker of

Amid a show of strength by security forces, the head of Myanmar’s powerful ruling party has been ousted. Shwe Mann, who is also the speaker of

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Myanmar's 'free' election struggles to distance dictatorship

Hope for change in Myanmar is approaching a crucial test. The Southeast Asian nation is preparing for the first free national ballot since 1990. The

Hope for change in Myanmar is approaching a crucial test. The Southeast Asian nation is preparing for the first free national ballot since 1990. The

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Myanmar: constitution vote sees military retain powerful political role

The armed forces’ powerful political role remains in tact in Myanmar. A move to amend the Asian country’s constitution, to remove the military’s

The armed forces’ powerful political role remains in tact in Myanmar. A move to amend the Asian country’s constitution, to remove the military’s