Burma

  • Pope Francis receives Aung San Suu Kyi in Vatican 28-10-2013 05:54 PM

    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...
  • Japan: Suu Kyi to drum up aid for Myanmar and meet Burmese nationals on Day 3 15-04-2013 08:54 AM

    Tokyo: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is on a six-day 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 20-11-2012 08:43 AM

    Yangon: Officially at least, America still calls this Southeast Asian nation Burma, the favoured appellation of dissidents and pro-democracy 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...
  • Myanmar trip to encourage democracy: Obama 18-11-2012 09:37 PM

    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 16-11-2012 01:50 PM

    Myanmar's pro-democracy 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 11-11-2012 05:00 PM

    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...
  • Review: 'The Burma Conspiracy', a muddled mess 11-12-2011 05:12 PM

    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...
  • Hillary to weigh reforms in Myanmar visit 29-11-2011 01:06 PM

    Washington: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will test Myanmar's tentative democratic reforms this week in a high-stakes visit that could mark the resource-rich 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...
  • Myanmar's junta wanted to buy Man Utd 07-12-2010 08:06 AM

    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...
  • Army chokes ULFA at NE frontier 17-01-2007 10:02 PM

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