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Thai army chief to receive royal nod as junta head

Bangkok - Thailand's coup leader will receive royal appointment on Monday as head of the military junta that overthrew the civilian government, the army said.

Argentina finds secret files of 1976-1983 military junta

Buenos Aires - A cleaning crew has found dossiers containing some 1,500 secret files containing transcripts of all meetings held by the military junta, which ruled Argentina from 1976-1983. The regime is blamed for as many as 30,000 deaths.

Myanmar media criticizes Suu Kyi for supporting western sanctions

Myanmar's state media under the new dispensation has criticized democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi for her perceived support on western sanctions despite recent political reforms in the country.

Suu Kyi criticizes India for doing business with Myanmar's Junta

Myanmar's pro democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has criticized India for doing business with Myanmar's military dictators.

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.

Aung San Suu Kyi reunited with son after 10 years

Myanmar's pro democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally had a glimpse of her son she has not seen for 10 years due to her continued detention.

Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi released from prison

Myanmar's democracy icon and Nobel Peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was released from her lakeside home where she has been under house arrest late Saturday, an official of the military regime said.

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi due for release from jail

Myanmar's pro democracy leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is due for release from jail after serving 15 of the past 21 years in jail for her role in promoting democracy in her military-ruled country.

Fighting erupts as 20,000 people fled from Myanmar into Thailand

Fighting between government troops and ethnic minority groups in Myanmar ensued after reports bared widespread fraud and intimidation during last Sunday's first election in 20 years.

Myanmar holds first national election in 20 years

Myanmar's first election in 20 years took place Sunday amid widespread threat of intimidation and fraud as part of the country's electorate estimated at 29 million qualified voters cast their votes in polling centers across the country.

Myanmar's opposition leader Suu Kyi fights to keep own party

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader who is currently languishing in jail for 15 of the past 21 years for opposing a martial law regime, has launched a legal battle against the ruling military junta to keep her political party intact.

Myanmar set to release democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set to be released from jail on November 13, just about a week after the country conducts its first election in 20 years.

Military junta bars Aung San Suu Kyi from Myanmar's election

Myanmar's military junta has finally barred opposition leader and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi from participating in the country's first election in 20 years which is scheduled to be held on November 7, 2010.

Myanmar's junta chief visits China as election nears

China's president Hu Jintao welcomes Myanmar's junta leader Than Shwe Wednesday for a four-day visit that will bring the Myanmar's strongman to Shanghai and the country's south.

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.

Myanmar Criticized For Breaking Promise to Democratize

Myanmar is under extreme pressure from a fellow member of ASEAN, the UN and other western countries for creating an election law that would deprive persons including political prisoners from participating in the upcoming elections

Myanmar: An American Citizen is Sentenced to 3 Years Hard Labor

A Burmese born U.S. citizen who was arrested in September 2009 as he arrived at the Rangoon airport in Myanmar has been sentenced to 3 years hard labor for what many are describing as politically motivated charges.

US House To Strike Burma's Junta In The 'Wallet'

While the Western nations are powerless to do anything about the situation in Zimbabwe, the situation in Burma is but another story.

International Is Not Buying The 'Act' Displayed By Burma's Junta

Amongst the accusations it has received, Burma’s junta has brushed them off by saying they can handle getting the supplies in itself.

Burma's Junta Resorts To Fear & Intimidation Tactics

In a recent report on passing a new constitution in Burma, the military junta that controls the government has resorted to fear and intimidation tactics.

Monks March Throughout Burma Once Again

It’s been about one month since the bloody, violent, and brutal suppression of the pro-democracy protests at the hands of Burma’s military regime. Now, over a hundred monks march throughout the country again.

70 Detainees 'Released' By Burma's Junta

About seventy people arrested and detained by the authorities in Burma during the anti-government and pro-democracy movements have been released. It is said about fifty of them are members of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy.

12 Worldwide Cities Plan Demonstrations for Suu Kyi

Twelve cities across the world are planning to have demonstrations against the continued detainment of democracy leaders Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners at the hands of Burma’s junta.

Burmese Military Leaders Plan To Set Up Committee for Constitution

According to the state media, it reports that Burma’s junta plans to set up a committee to draft a new constitution for the country. However, critics say that this is just a setup.
 

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