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2006-06-19 00:14:54

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Buddhist monks chanted prayers to mark the 61st birthday of detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday while pro-democracy activists around the world planned protests against the military junta.

2006-06-17 21:14:53

By Ed Cropley THE SALWEEN RIVER, Myanmar/Thai border (Reuters) - From the ice fields of the Himalayas to the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, the Salween flows undisturbed through some of the most outwardly tranquil territory on earth.

2006-05-27 13:08:47

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta imposed a further 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.

2006-05-27 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.


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