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2006-05-27 03:10:42

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta imposed another year of house arrest on opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday despite stiff international pressure for her release, a government source said.

2006-05-26 22:50:47

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta has extended the house arrest of opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi despite stiff international pressure for her release, a Home Ministry source said on Saturday.

2006-05-26 06:00:26

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan made a direct appeal to Myanmar junta supremo Than Shwe on Friday to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose latest detention order expires this weekend.

2006-05-20 11:39:43

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health, senior U.N. official Ibrahim Gambari said after a one-hour meeting on Saturday, her first contact with an outsider in three years.

2006-05-20 08:16:24

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Senior U.N. official Ibrahim Gambari met detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a Yangon guest house on Saturday, her first contact with an outsider in three years, a government source said.

2006-05-15 08:42:09

By Ed Cropley NEAR THE SALWEEN RIVER, Myanmar (Reuters) - Ta Kler Too was two weeks old when he had to go through his first minefield.

2006-05-14 02:02:26

MONE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta said on Sunday it wondered whether the U.S. exemption of the Karen refugees from immigration laws presaged an invasion of the southeast Asian country.

2006-05-09 03:17:25

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has accused the U.S. and British embassies of violating diplomatic protocol by conducting free training courses for members of Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party, a state newspaper said on Tuesday.

2006-05-04 03:00:48

YANGON (Reuters) - Flash floods triggered by Cyclone Mala killed 18 people in central Myanmar, state media reported on Thursday, sharply raising the death toll from last week's storm.

2006-05-01 02:16:28

YANGON (Reuters) - Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy has been hit by a spate of resignations it blames on pressure from Myanmar's military junta, which has threatened to ban the party.


Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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