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US Lawmakers Welcome Passport Issuance for Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers have welcomed the news that Burma has issued a passport to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, allowing her to travel abroad for the first time in 24 years. Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, expressed hope Tuesday that Burma’s democratic leader can visit the United States, as he recalled meeting her […]

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Burma Issues Passport to Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Burma has issued a passport to democracy activist and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, allowing her to travel abroad for the first time in 24 years. An official from her National League for Democracy party said the passport, valid for the next three years, was received Tuesday in Rangoon. The document clears the way […]

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Burmese State Media: Dozens of Rebels Dead in Clashes in Kachin State

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese state media said Friday that heavy fighting in northern Kachin state has killed 29 ethnic rebels and two government troops during the past week. The state-run New Light of Myanmar said the clashes began on April 27 when government troops responded to an attack on a military post by members of the Kachin Independence […]

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Burmese State Media: Dozens of Rebels Dead in Clashes in Kachin State

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese state media said Friday that heavy fighting in northern Kachin state has killed 29 ethnic rebels and two government troops during the past week. The government-owned New Light of Myanmar said the clashes began on April 27 when government troops responded to an attack on a military post by members of the Kachin Independence […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Makes History with Parliamentary Oath

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s long-time democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has officially been sworn in as a member of parliament, taking public office for the first time after spending much of the past two decades under house arrest. The Nobel laureate took the oath of office Wednesday to enter Burma’s lower legislative house, ending a parliamentary boycott […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Takes Parliamentary Oath

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s long-time democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has officially been sworn in as a member of parliament, taking public office for the first time after spending much of the past two decades under house arrest. The Nobel laureate took the oath of office Wednesday to enter Burma’s lower legislative house, ending a parliamentary boycott […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Takes Parliamentary Oath

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s long-time democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has officially been sworn in as a member of parliament, taking public office for the first time after spending much of the past two decades under house arrest. The Nobel laureate on Wednesday took the oath of office to enter Burma’s lower legislative house, ending a parliamentary […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Takes Parliamentary Oath

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s long-time democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has officially been sworn in as a member of parliament, taking public office for the first time after spending much of the past two decades under house arrest. The Nobel laureate on Wednesday took the oath of office to enter Burma’s lower legislative house, ending a parliamentary […]

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UN Chief Praises Burma’s Suu Kyi for Ending Boycott of Parliament

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is praising Burma’s newly elected lawmaker and pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi for agreeing to end a boycott of the country’s military-dominated parliament. Mr. Ban made his comments Tuesday while meeting with the Nobel laureate at her lakeside home in the commercial capital of Rangoon. “I know that it […]

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UN Chief Meets Suu Kyi in Burma

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has met with Burma’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, one day after the newly elected lawmaker agreed to end a boycott of the country’s military-dominated parliament. Mr. Ban arrived at the Nobel laureate’s lakeside home in the commercial capital of Rangoon on Tuesday. It is the first meeting between […]

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