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  • Myanmar president says transition of power will be smooth 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 5:01 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's president vowed Sunday to abide by the law to ensure a smooth transition to a new government next year, after his ruling party was trounced in the Nov. 8 general election.

  • The Latest: Suu Kyi's party wins historic majority 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 2:54 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - The latest on landmark elections in Myanmar. (All times local.)

  • The Latest: Suu Kyi's party wins historic majority 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 1:01 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - The latest on landmark elections in Myanmar. (All times local.)

  • How and why Myanmar's Suu Kyi plans to be 'above president' 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 10:50 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Coming from a politician who has spent her career fighting military rule, the statements seem rather authoritarian: "I'll be above the president," who "will be told exactly what he can do."

  • Obama congratulates Suu Kyi on historic voting in Myanmar 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 7:30 am

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is congratulating democracy crusader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) for the success of her opposition party in Myanmar's historic elections.

  • An ecstatic nation awaits Suu Kyi's historic election win story has photos
    Updated: Nov-09-15 9:35 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Voices rang out in unison Monday, as hundreds of jubilant people gathered outside the opposition party headquarters where images of Aung San Suu Kyi were being shown on large-screen TVs. Results from Myanmar's historic election were still not final, but opposition leaders were convinced of success and their supporters were celebrating.

  • Myanmar president votes in 'military country' story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 7:26 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - President Thein Sein, the archrival of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, voted Sunday in Myanmar's grandiose capital, built from scratch by the military and symbolic of its half-century of iron-fisted rule over the impoverished Southeast Asian nation.

  • 5 things to know about Myanmar story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 12:21 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar is holding a general election on Sunday, its second since polls in 2010 ended almost a half-century of military rule. Five things to know about the Southeast Asian country:

  • Govt minister: Myanmar 'making every effort' to democratize 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 11:21 am

    GENEVA - The United States insisted that over 100 political prisoners remain in Myanmar as its justice minister trumpeted progress on human rights ahead of weekend elections seen as a possible turning point for a country emerging from nearly a half-century of military rule.

  • US seeks validation of democratic reforms as Myanmar votes story has photos
    Updated: Nov-06-15 3:08 am

    WASHINGTON - The United States is troubled by religious discrimination and the Myanmar military's grip on politics as the nation heads into landmark elections Sunday that are an acid test of its democratic reforms. But for the Obama administration, the question is no longer whether to engage the former pariah state. It's about how deep the relationship should be.

  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi eyes post 'above the president' story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 9:46 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday that she will be the true power above the country's president if her party wins historic elections this Sunday, circumventing a constitutional clause that bars her from the top job.

  • Backlash against Muslims casts shadow over Myanmar election story has photos
    Updated: Nov-03-15 5:59 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - The monk's hate-filled speeches have become a part of life in Myanmar. His fringe movement has moved into the mainstream. And now he has a new target: the once-untouchable Aung San Suu Kyi, who he says has failed to stand up against the threat he says Muslims pose to this country and its Buddhist values.

  • Myanmar's minorities fear election victory by military story has photos
    Updated: Nov-01-15 10:16 am

    HPA-AN, Myanmar - During nearly seven decades the villages of the Karen have been torched, their men summarily executed and their women raped as the ethnic minority battled Myanmar's military regime in the world's longest-running insurgency. Their homeland has been called the "hidden Darfur," where some 350,000 people have been driven from their homes into the jungles or refugee camps in neighboring Thailand.

  • Myanmar reforms have long way to go to change power balance story has photos
    Updated: Oct-31-15 3:09 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - The sweeping reforms Myanmar announced in 2011 after a half-century of crushing military rule seemed too good to be true to much of the outside world. And to some degree, they were.