September 27, 2012 Myanmar President Thein Sein mentioned activist Aung San Suu Kyi during his speech at the U.N., believed to be the first time a Myanmar leader has done so. He laid out the country's democratic transformation so far, and addressed the sensitive subject of ethnic unrest in the Southeast Asian nation.
Policemen walk toward burning buildings in Sittwe, where some residents fled burning homes and gunshots as deadly ethnic violence broke out.
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June 12, 2012 Ethnic and religious violence is breaking out in western Myanmar, also known as Burma. Ethnic Muslims and Buddhists are burning homes and at least 10 Muslims have been attacked at killed. Myanmar's president has declared a state of emergency in the region.
A screen grab from MRTV of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi with Myanmar president Thein Sein during a one hour meeting in August 2011.
April 3, 2012 The president of Myanmar, also known as Burma, says weekend elections were 'successful' even though just about all the candidates backed by the military government lost their races. Some nations are now calling for sanctions to be lifted against Myanmar.
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses supporters in Myitkyina on Feb. 24.
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March 30, 2012 Mynamar political leader and Nobel peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi says campaign irregularities mean Myanmar's election on Sunday is neither free nor fair. She continues to campaign for a parliament seat.
Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, center, at an campaign event on Tuesday.
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January 10, 2012 The opposition leader's run gives the country's reforms a shot of legitimacy. Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate who spent 15 years under house arrest, had said she was concerned about how committed the military was to loosening its grip.
Aung San Suu Kyi, right, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton embraced today when they met at Suu Kyi's home in Yangon, Myanmar (also known as Burma).
December 2, 2011 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's visit to Myanmar, also known as Burma, has again focused attention on what to call that nation. For some, it's a political issue.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the U.S. Chief of Mission Residence in Rangoon, Myanmar, earlier today (Dec. 1, 2011).
December 1, 2011 It speaks volumes about the purpose and meaning of the first visit to Myanmar by an American secretary of state in more than five decades. Aung San Suu Kyi is a living symbol of the struggle there for human rights and democracy.
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton upon her arrival in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, earlier today (Nov. 30, 2011).
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November 30, 2011 American officials are encouraged by recent signs of reform in the country also known as Burma, but want to see if they're real and if they last.
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Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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November 18, 2011 Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the first secretary of state to visit the former Burma in 50 years. President Obama says democracy activist and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi told him she supports having Clinton come.
November 1, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, teaching sex education, and changes in Myanmar. In the second hour, helping family members battle addiction, and a defense of back-room deals.
Aung San Suu Kyi poses for a portrait at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Rangoon on Dec. 8, 2010.
December 29, 2010 Mindful that international sanctions on her nation may be hurting many innocent people, the Nobel Peace Prize winner says they may need to end.
The US Capitol is seen at night in Washington, D.C.
November 15, 2010 Lame duck Congressional session; Rangel ethics hearing; the Hajj; Suu Kyi works
Outside the Yangon headquarters of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy today, a man stood by her portrait.
November 12, 2010 The Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist is still negotiating terms of her release, an aide says.
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