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Stories with person: Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Name of Myanmar's next president to be known March 17 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 1:32 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - The names of Myanmar's next president and two vice presidents will be revealed on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's party.

  • New democratic era dawning in Myanmar story has photos
    Updated: Feb-02-16 8:49 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Led by a triumphant Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar is preparing to take a historic leap into uncharted territory, having only known democracy for 14 of its 1,000 years of recorded history. Suu Kyi, who scored a stunning victory in last year's elections, follows a procession of absolute monarchs, British colonial rulers and home-bred generals who are still standing tall in the wings.

  • Myanmar house begins new session dominated by Suu Kyi party story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-01-16 9:24 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - For a generation and more, they were the persistent, often persecuted opposition. On Monday, Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party took a momentous step toward becoming Myanmar's government.

  • Suu Kyi's party names choices to lead Myanmar parliament 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 5:48 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - The pro-democracy party in Myanmar led by Aung San Suu Kyi announced ethnically diverse choices Thursday for leadership of the legislature as it prepares to take over the government from a military-backed party after parliament convenes Monday.

  • Myanmar's army-backed gov't frees 20 political prisoners story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 9:51 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military-backed government released at least 20 political prisoners Friday, just a few months before it is scheduled to hand over power to an elected pro-democracy party. But human rights groups hedged their praise, noting that a court on the same day sentenced a peace activist to prison for a Facebook posting.