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Thein Sein elected president of Myanmar

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Myanmar's Parliament elected Gen. Thein Sein as president Friday -- an expected move from a body dominated by supporters of the country's military junta.

Myanmar set for ex-general as president

YANGON, Myanmar, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The next Myanmar president looks set to be another general after the new parliament elected two former military men as vice-presidents.
Myanmar PM calls for end to sanctions

Myanmar PM calls for end to sanctions

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- International sanctions imposed on Myanmar are unjust and are hurting its development, the country's premier said Monday at the United Nations.
Webb to meet with Myanmar premier

Webb to meet with Myanmar premier

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., says he has accepted a U.N. invitation to meet with Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein in New York.

Myanmar leader agrees to allow aid workers

YANGON, Myanmar, May 23 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon prevailed on Myanmar military leader Gen. Than Shwe Friday to let foreign workers in the country for cyclone relief work.
U.N. head arrives in Yangon

U.N. head arrives in Yangon

YANGON, Myanmar, May 22 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday complained to military leaders in cyclone-hit Myanmar that foreign relief workers have been kept out.

AI: Myanmar still arresting activists

YANGON, Myanmar, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Amnesty International said Friday contrary to the Myanmar military junta's claim, political arrests are ongoing, with 96 coming just in the past two months.

ASEAN leaders sign charter

SINGAPORE, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Leaders of a 10-member Southeast Asian group including Myanmar Tuesday signed a charter in Singapore that calls for setting up a human rights body.

U.N. tells Myanmar to release prisoners

NAY PI TAW, Myanmar, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The U.N. special envoy to Myanmar has told the ruling military junta in Nay Pi Taw it is critical political detainees be freed, a U.N. statement said.

U.S. imposes Myanmar sanctions

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Assets of 14 Myanmar junta leaders will be frozen under U.S. Treasury Department sanctions over the military government's violence against its citizens.
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