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The Torrid Zone: A new global dynamic

Cairns - A conference titled 'The Future of Tropical Economies' was recently held in Cairns, Australia and focused on the quality of life for all those residing within the Torrid Zone.

Nobel winner Aung San Suu Kyi receives citizenship of Rome

Rome - On a trip to Italy for an audience with Pope Francis, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally became an honorary citizen of Rome on Sunday, 19 years after being awarded the honor.

Democracy leader Suu Kyi targets Myanmar presidency

Democracy activist and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi admitted she intends to run for president of Myanmar in the 2015 presidential elections but there are hurdles she has to take before a final decision can be made.

Calls for Burma to revoke two-child limit for Rohingya Muslims

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has added her voice to human rights groups calls for Burma to revoke the two-child policy applied to Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar grants amnesty to hundreds of prisoners

Myanmar's President Thein Sein granted amnesty Thursday to over 450 prisoners including foreigners who have been languishing in jail for many years.

Aung San Suu Kyi visits India after 40 years

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Prize laureate, started on Tuesday a six-day visit to India, during which she will meet key Indian leaders and reunite with former colleagues and friends in Delhi, where she studied in her youth.

Myanmar's President Thein Sein invited to visit United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has reportedly invited Myanmar's President Thein Sein to visit the United Kingdom before the end of the year.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to address UK Parliament

Pro democracy leader and new member of Myanmar's Parliament Aung San Suu Kyi is set to address the UK Parliament Thursday as part of her European tour which include visits to Norway, France and Switzerland.

Aung San Suu Kyi receives Nobel Peace Prize after 21 years

Myanmar pro democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights but it took her 21 years to actually receive the award.

Coca-Cola to do business in Myanmar first time in 60 years

Giant US beverage company Coca-Cola is setting up business operations in Myanmar for the first time in six decades following the transformation of the country from decades of military rule to civilian régime heading towards the path to democracy.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi boycotts Parliament

Yangon - Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and 42 other members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) boycotted the parliament's opening session on Monday over a dispute regarding the constitutional oath of office.

US, EU and ASEAN to relax sanctions against Myanmar

Western nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to a partial lifting of sanctions against Myanmar (formerly Burma) following a relatively peaceful and credible elections held last April1.

Op-Ed: Myanmar prepares for historic vote

Rangoon - Myanmar is preparing to go to the polls Sunday in its third election in 50 years. Democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi is running for one of 45 parliamentary seats.

Myanmar democracy leader Suu Kyi falls ill while campaigning

Myanmar democracy icon and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has fallen ill while approaching the homestretch of her election campaign for a seat in the country's parliament

Myanmar invites international poll observers in April elections

The military-backed civilian government of Myanmar has invited poll observes from the Association of Asian Nations (ASEAN), the United States, Europe and the UN to watch or observe the conduct of local elections on April 1.

Aung San Suu Kyi wins right to run in elections

Yangon - Myanmar's election commission has approved democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's plans to run for election in April's parliamentary poll.

Myanmar frees more political prisoners

Rangoon - The Southeast Asian regime pardoned hundreds of dissidents, journalists and a former premier under a major prisoner amnesty, intensifying a surprising series of reforms by the army-backed government.

Myanmar - Suu Kyi Confirms She Will Run for Parliament

Rangoon - Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will run for a seat in Parliament, her party confirmed on Tuesday, a move that will infuse April by-elections with historical significance.

Australia eases sanctions against Myanmar

Canberra - Yesterday Canberra eased some of its sanctions against Myanmar's military-backed government. Furthermore, “members of Burma’s new Government who were not previously on Australia’s sanctions list will not be listed at this time”.

Turning point in Burma: Suu Kyi could get govt role

Yangon - Democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi, 66, could be given a post in Myanmar’s nominally civilian government if she is elected to parliament, presidential adviser Nay Zin Latt told AFP on Sunday.

Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party given official go-ahead

Patience pays off, and Aung San Suu Kyi is an expert in that department. Twenty-two years after Myanmar's democracy leader was detained for participating in the presidential elections, she is to hit the election stage once again.

Myanmar's democracy leader Suu Kyi to run in April by-elections

Myanmar's democracy leader and head of National League for Democracy (NLD) party, is set to run for a parliament post in the coming April by-elections, State television announced late Friday.

Myanmar clears Suu Kyi party to participate in next year's polls

The banned National League for Democracy (NLD) headed by Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, may now re-register as a legitimate political party under the new Myanmar dispensation, clearing the way for the party to field Suu Kyi in next election.

Hillary Clinton begins historic visit to Myanmar

U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton has started her historic trip to Myanmar (formerly Burma) as she and her party arrived in the capital city of Naypyidaw Wednesday for a two-day visit that includes a meeting with democracy leader Aung san Suu Kyi.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to re-enter politics

Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has indicated she may re-enter politics after years in isolation following her detention for her efforts in propagating democracy in a country ruled for decades by a military junta.

Myanmar names first civilian president in nearly 50 years

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma and a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has named its first president in nearly 50 years.

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi now has internet access

Yangon - Aung San Suu Kyi has been set up with wireless broadband at her home after the military junta authorised a network connection.

Myanmar suspends nine news journals for Suu Kyi coverage

The Myanmar junta has suspended nine weekly news journals which accorded prominent front-page coverage to the release of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

Op-Ed: November 7 sham election date announced in Burma

The government's election committee in Myanmar has finally announced that November 7 will be the date of the first elections to be held in 20 years. Most people who follow the news, however know this to be mere window dressing.

National League for Democracy boycotts coming elections

In a bold move, Myanmar's main opposition party had decided not to take part in the country's upcoming elections. It means that the party will be completely disbanded.
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President Barack Obama walks with Aung San Suu Kyi during a stop at her private residence in Rangoon...
President Barack Obama walks with Aung San Suu Kyi during a stop at her private residence in Rangoon, Burma, Nov. 19, 2012
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A supporter of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi looks at her her portrait at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters, in Yangon on June 19, 2014
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President Barack Obama greets Aung San Suu Kyi during a stop at her private residence in Rangoon  Bu...
President Barack Obama greets Aung San Suu Kyi during a stop at her private residence in Rangoon, Burma, Nov. 19, 2012
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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird presents honourary citizenship to Aung San Suu Kyi.
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird presents honourary citizenship to Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends an award ceremony to receive her 1990 Sakharov Prize at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, October 22, 2013
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