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Myanmar to Aung San Suu Kyi: Stop calling us Burma

"As it is prescribed in the constitution that 'the state shall be known as The Republic of the Union of Myanmar,' no one has the right to call [the country] Burma," the national election commission said.

Myanmar’s real power struggle? Keeping the lights on

YANGON AND KAREN STATE, Myanmar — Forget the abusive generals and the freedom fighters. Myanmar’s new power struggle pits the frustrated masses against their nation’s lousy electrical grid.

Aung San Suu Kyi through the years [PHOTOS]

Suu Kyi, sometimes called simply The Lady, spent fifteen years under house arrest because of Myanmar's repressive military junta.

Angry Birds soar into Myanmar

What remote stretch of Southeast Asia will they strike next?
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Angry Birds fashion in Myanmar. (Patrick Winn/GlobalPost)
Sometimes a bit of pop detritus from Western culture drifts gently into faraway lands. Sometimes it crashes down and explodes like a Daisy Cutter. In some of the most impoverished places in Southeast Asia, Angry Birds are much more the latter. Disclaimer: I’m not referring to the addictive video game downloaded onto iPhones and iPads. I’m referring to specifically to Angry Birds fashion.

Bono 'star-struck' by Aung San Suu Kyi

Bono said, "You get the feeling with Daw Suu that peace is not the absence of war around us but rather peace is the absence of war within us."

Aung San Suu Kyi accepts Nobel Peace Prize

Addressing a packed city hall in Oslo, Suu Kyi said winning the prize in 1991 “made me real once again. It had drawn me back into the wider human community.”

Coca-Cola to do business in Myanmar

Currently, Myanmar is one of only three countries in the world in which Coca-Cola does not operate, Reuters reported. North Korea and Cuba are the other two.

Profiles in Courage: Myanmar's other female leaders

YANGON — While "The Lady," as Aung San Suu Kyi is fondly known in Myanmar, dominates the headlines there are many other women who have taken similarly bold steps — often at great risk to themselves and their families — to work for a better, more just country. Here are their stories.

Aung San Suu Kyi says rule of law essential to prevent riots

"The present situation will have to be handled with delicacy and sensitivity and we need the cooperation of all people concerned to rebuild the peace that we want for our country," said Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myth vs. reality of Burma’s reforms

Commentary: The US should closely monitor Burma and be prepared to reinstate sanctions if rights abuses continue.
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A monk visits a pagoda in Mandalay on May 29, 2012 . The International Monetary Fund said on May 7 that Myanmar could be Asia's next boom economy if the country sticks to its new path of political and economic reforms. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, Thailand — The results of April’s election in Burma keep coming in: Recently the US joined the rest of the international community in suspending sanctions against Burma’s government. The US government’s announcement is the latest step in the international community’s warming trend toward the new government.
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