Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel laureate, Burmese democracy activist and current parliamentarian, embarked on a long-awaited tour of the U.S. On Sept. 19, she received the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington as a mark of her struggle …
Photographer James Mackay spent three years taking portraits of Burmese dissidents and democracy activists. In each photo, the subject lifts his or her hand in a Buddhist gesture representing protection and peace. Inscribed …
Angola may be rich in oil, but it is also full of unexploded land mines
Today’s required reading: reports on and from inside Syria, Burma’s slow march towards media freedom and Chinese scorn for U.S. military moves in Asia.
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Among today’s picks: factional politics in China, the emerging proxy wars in the Middle East and remembering 8-8-88 in Burma.
Among today’s picks: the Syrian situation, Burma and Thailand play good neighbors and inside Argentina’s soccer hooligan culture.
In today’s roundup: Potential U.S.-Pak deal on reopening NATO supply route, Burma gets a new American ambassador and warnings of more riots in the U.K.
What you need to know on June 27, 2012: Ahead of elections, scandals and intrigue grows in Mexico; Turkey raises the heat on Syria; Germany digs in its heels ahead of Euro summit; the slow, but steady pace of reforms in Burma continues
Today’s global stories delve into the prospects for peace in Kashmir, Paraguay’s presidential impeachment and the Queen’s historic visit to Northern Ireland.
Burmese parliamentarian and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi capped off her world tour with a historic address in the U.K. Parliament. But for all the accolades she has received abroad, she knows how much more of a struggle there is at home