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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
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Rights group claims Myanmar has discrimination policy

YANGON, Myanmar, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A human rights group says "leaked documents" show Myanmar's government has a policy of discrimination against Muslim Rohingya, including restricting family size.

Myanmar president backs changes for presidential requirements

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Myanmar President Thein Sein said he backs changing the country's constitution to allow "any citizen" to become president, regardless of family circumstances.

Suu Kyi tells Australian audience, value and protect democracy

MELBOURNE, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told an audience at an Australian university Saturday to value their country's democracy.
In Sydney, Aung San Suu Kyi discusses democracy struggles

In Sydney, Aung San Suu Kyi discusses democracy struggles

SYDNEY, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi spoke of her struggles in Myanmar to an audience Wednesday in Sydney, the first stop of her visit to Australia.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
By United Press International

Ashton: EU steady partner for Myanmar

BRUSSELS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Monday the bloc is resolved to help Myanmar chart a course to peace and sustainable development.

Pope Francis, Myanmar political leader Suu Kyi meet

ROME, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Pope Francis spoke of the need for more love in the world, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar said Monday after meeting with him in Rome.

'Climate of fear' grips Myanmar's Buddhists and Muslims

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the country shows that a "climate of fear" has gripped both groups.
By United Press International
Aung San Suu Kyi finally receives 1990 Sakharov Prize

Aung San Suu Kyi finally receives 1990 Sakharov Prize

STRASBOURG, France, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Myanmar human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi was presented with the European Union's Sakharov Prize in Strasbourg, France, Tuesday, 23 years after she won it.

Canada grants Malala Yousafzai honorary citizenship

OTTAWA, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai will become the second woman and first teen to be an honorary Canadian, the government said Wednesday.

More voices needed in Myanmar, rights group says

PARIS, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A European focus on normalizing relations with Myanmar risks sidelining the civil voice needed for an inclusive democracy, a Parisian rights consortium said.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

British spy chief: Snowden leaks a 'gift' to terrorists

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Edward Snowden's spying leaks give terrorists "the gift they need to evade us and strike at will," the head of Britain's domestic intelligence agency said.

Myanmar facing Constitutional crisis

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The ruling party in Myanmar said revising a constitution adopted in 2008 would be a threat to national security.

Alleged Muslims' sex attack on Buddhist woman causes Myanmar riots

HTAN GONE, Myanmar, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Protesters set fire to shops and houses in Myanmar's Sagaing region after learning a Buddhist woman was sexually assaulted by Muslim men, authorities said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
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Activists celebrate anniversary of uprising in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Activists took to the streets of Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1988 pro-democracy uprising squashed by the military.

Myanmar reform progress troubles London

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- A British delegate said Wednesday before leaving for Myanmar he was "very concerned" about the status of reforms under way in the country.

U.N. welcomes Myanmar prisoner release

UNITED NATIONS, July 24 (UPI) -- A decision by the Myanmar government to release dozens of political prisoners should add strength to its reform agenda, the U.N. secretary-general said.
Suu Kyi beckoned to Myanmar peace talks

Suu Kyi beckoned to Myanmar peace talks

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, July 15 (UPI) -- A coalition of armed ethnic groups in Myanmar said Monday they want pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to take part in peace talks with the government.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
By United Press International

Suu Kyi hopes to run for president of Myanmar

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, June 6 (UPI) -- Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi told an economic meeting Thursday she would like to run for president of Myanmar in two years.

Myanmar praised for Kachin reform efforts

LONDON, June 6 (UPI) -- The British government sees dialogue between Kachin rebels and the Myanmar government as a key ingredient for peace, a British minister for Asia said Thursday.
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