Burma

  • Barack Obama to travel to China Burma and Australia in November August 28, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will visit China, Burma and Australia in November as part of his administration's Asia Pacific rebalance strategy to attend key regional summits and meet G20 leaders, a senior US official said. In Beijing Obama will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on November...
  • Pope Francis receives Aung San Suu Kyi in Vatican October 28, 2013

    Pope Francis on Monday received Nobel peace laureate and former political prisoner in Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi at the Vatican. The Myanmarese opposition leader is currently on a visit to Europe and was, on Sunday, made an honorary citizen of Rome, the Italian capital. Suu Kyi has become an international symbol...
  • Japan: Suu Kyi to drum up aid for Myanmar and meet Burmese nationals on Day 3 April 15, 2013

    Tokyo: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is on a sixday visit to Japan, her first trip to the country in 27 years since she visited Japan in 1985 as a visiting scholar. On Day 3 of her visit on Monday, Suu Kyi will drum up aid for Myanmar...
  • Myanmar or Burma? Obama calls it both November 20, 2012

    Yangon: Officially at least, America still calls this Southeast Asian nation Burma, the favoured appellation of dissidents and prodemocracy activists who opposed the former military junta's move to summarily change its name 23 years ago. President Barack Obama used that name during his historic visit on Monday, but he also called...
  • Myanmar trip to encourage democracy: Obama November 18, 2012

    Bangkok: US President Barack Obama denied on Sunday his upcoming trip to Myanmar was an endorsement of the government there, calling it an acknowledgement of the progress made in shaking off decades of military rule and encouragement for it go further. On Monday, Obama will become the first serving US...
  • Mahatma Gandhi would have stood by us: Suu Kyi November 16, 2012

    Myanmar's prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it's good to be back in India after nearly 25 years. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, she said she was disappointed when India began engaging with the generals who had put her under house arrest, but added she held no...
  • Suu Kyi accused of 'allying' with Myanmar's military November 11, 2012

    London: Accusing Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi of being an "ally" of the military regime, an opposition party in Myanmar has asked the world investors not to engage in any investment with the present dispensation until a "genuine democratic government" is elected. "Aung San Suu Kyi has made a Uturn...
  • Dealing with crisis, one step at a time helps: Aung San Suu Kyi September 23, 2012

    On her first visit to the US since her release, Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi said that dealing with crisis, one step at a time helps her to calm down. ...
  • Gandhi, Nehru were major influences: Aung San Suu Kyi September 23, 2012

    On her first visit to the US since her release from house arrest, Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi said that Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru were major influences on her life. ...
  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi begins landmark US visit September 18, 2012

    Washington: Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived here on her first visit to the US, after being released from house arrest in 2010, during which she will meet President Barack Obama and be honoured with Congress' highest award for her human rights work. The 17day visit will be...
  • Suu Kyi visits Europe for first time in 24 years June 13, 2012

    Geneva: Twentyfour years ago Aung San Suu Kyi left Europe for what was then a militarycontrolled nation called Burma. She returned on Wednesday as the icon of Myanmar's democracy movement to a continent eager to hear from her whether the country's recent reforms truly spell the end of its cruel...
  • Myanmar polls: NLD claims Aung San Suu Kyi has won a seat April 2, 2012

    Prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party has claimed she has won by a huge margin from her seat Kawhmmu. ...
  • Myanmar: Opposition claims Suu Kyi wins seat April 1, 2012

    Yangon: Supporters of Myanmar's opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday erupted in euphoric cheers after her party said she won a parliamentary seat in a landmark election, setting the stage for her to take public office for the first time. The victory, if confirmed, would mark a major milestone...
  • Review: 'The Burma Conspiracy', a muddled mess December 11, 2011

    Cast: Julien Rappeneau, Jerome Salle, Sharon Stone Director: Jerome Salle When it comes to art, the secret to being truly global is to be totally local. Hollywood exerts so much influence on world of cinema that all such wisdom is thrown out of the wind. The result is a film like 'Largo...
  • Hillary to weigh reforms in Myanmar visit November 29, 2011

    Washington: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will test Myanmar's tentative democratic reforms this week in a highstakes visit that could mark the resourcerich Asian nation's return to the world stage after more than 50 years of political isolation. Clinton's trip to Myanmar follows a decision by US President Barack Obama this...
  • Myanmar's junta wanted to buy Man Utd December 7, 2010

    New Delhi: The wikileaks expose of secret US diplomatic cables has revealed that the leader of Myanmar's military junta considered making a $1bn bid to buy football club Manchester United, even as his country struggled to cope with the devastating aftermath of Cyclone Nargis and faced UN's wrath over its...
  • India can't practice non-violence but preaches it October 4, 2007

    New Delhi: On Gandhi Jayanti, Congress President Sonia Gandhi spoke up for the relevance of Gandhian non-violence at the United Nations. "Ladies and Gentlemen, it is not the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi that is in question today, what is in question today is whether we have the courage to emulate what...
  • Web Chat: 'World Non-Violence Day, insult on Gandhi' October 4, 2007

    UN has declared October 2 as World Non-Violence Day. Speaking at the UN on this occasion, both Sonia Gandhi and Pranab Mukherjee preached 'non-violence' to the world community. Yet India keeps mum on the situation Myanmar. Why Delhi doesn't have the courage when it comes to Myanmar? In a live...
  • 3 Indian firms 'dirty' their hands with Myanmar junta October 1, 2007

    New Delhi: At least three Indian companies and a Malaysian firm running some projects in India are among dozens of foreign investment players in Myanmar which have been put on a ‘Dirty List’ for refusing to sever their business ties with the military-ruled nation in spite of repeated appeals from...
  • Myanmar crackdown eyewitness tells the horror tale October 1, 2007

    Yangon/Bangkok: Despite the Burmese government’s tightening of grip on the flow of information, preventing people from sending out pictures or videos of the crackdown in central Yangon, one eyewitness found a way to tell the world what he saw. Aung, managed to escape the country and give a first hand account...
  • Army chokes ULFA at NE frontier June 17, 2007

    Assam-Arunachal Border: The hunt has begun after the recent wave of attacks targeting Hindi-speaking migrant workers that killed 72 in Upper Assam and then a tough talking Prime Minister visiting the area. The Army has started fresh operations against the United Liberation Front of Asom or the ULFA. While, 28-year-old Jan...