Stories tagged: aung san suu kyi
Fri., March 23, 2018
Myanmar’s parliament took a first step Friday in selecting a replacement for President Htin Kyaw, who retired this week with ill health, by filling the empty seat of one of …
Wed., March 21, 2018
Myanmar’s president, a close friend of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, said Wednesday that he was retiring, a move that puts a representative of the country’s already powerful military at …
Wed., March 7, 2018
The United States Holocaust Museum is revoking a major human rights award given to Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s civilian leader.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has resigned from an advisory panel on the massive Rohingya refugee crisis, calling it a “whitewash and a cheerleading operation” for Myanmar leader Aung …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017
In recent days Suu Kyi’s advisers have denied any atrocities occurred.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will attend two regional summits this month, state-run television announced Monday, amid growing international condemnation of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate over violence against …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017
U.S. officials are preparing a recommendation for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to declare that “ethnic cleansing” is occurring against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. That assessment would raise pressure on the …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Myanmar’s government and advocates for the country’s Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority traded charges Sunday of killing civilians, burning down buildings and planting land mines, as clashes that began last week …
Sat., May 6, 2017
As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson welcomed officials from 10 Southeast Asian nations this week, a representative from Myanmar handed him a personalized letter.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been honored as the 2016 humanitarian of the year by students and faculty at the Harvard Foundation.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. is lifting economic sanctions and restoring trade benefits to former pariah state Myanmar as he met with Aung San Suu Kyi, a former …