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.
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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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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.

Suu Kyi to attend Myanmar energy conference

LONDON, May 30 (UPI) -- Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to attend an oil and natural gas summit next month in Myanmar, event organizers said.

Japan offers new aid to Myanmar, waives older debt

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, May 26 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, visiting Myanmar, announced fresh loans and aid to the Southeast Asian nation and the write-off of existing debts.

U.S., Myanmar sign trade framework agreement

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The United States and Myanmar signed a trade and investment framework agreement, coinciding with the visit of Myanmar President Thein Sein.
Obama praises Thein Sein's leadership leading Myanmar to democracy

Obama praises Thein Sein's leadership leading Myanmar to democracy

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- After noting tension marked U.S.-Myanmar relations for years, President Obama Monday praised President Thein Sein's leadership and the country's progress.

Myanmar examining election issues

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, April 29 (UPI) -- The political system in Myanmar suffers from weaknesses in voter registration and voter awareness issues, a top elections official said.
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Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to a crowd in this undated photo. (UPI Photo)

Aung San Suu Kyi (Burmese: အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည်; MLCTS: aung hcan: cu. krany; Burmese pronunciation: ; born 19 June 1945) is a Burould lead Burma, Pravda Online. 25 September 2007</ref> She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 20 July 1989 until her release on 13 November 2010.

Aung San Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the Government of India and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela. In 2007, the Government of Canada made her an honorary citizen of that country, one of only five people ever to receive the honor. Aung San Suu Kyi is the third child and only daughter of Aung San, considered to be the father of modern-day Burma.

Aung San Suu Kyi derives her name from three relatives: "Aung San" from her father, "Suu" from her paternal grandmother and "Kyi" from her mother Khin Kyi. She is frequently called Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Daw is not part of her name, but is an honorific, similar to madame, for older, revered women, literally meaning "aunt." She is also often referred to as Daw Suu by the Burmese (or Amay Suu, lit. "Mother Suu," by some followers), or "Aunty Suu", and as Dr. Suu Kyi, Ms. Suu Kyi, or Mrs. Suu Kyi by the foreign media. However, like other Burmese, she has no surname (see Burmese names). The pronunciation of her name is approximated as "Awn Sahn Sue Chee," although the "ch" in "Chee" is unaspirated.

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