Special correspondent Kira Kay and producer Jason Maloney preview Sunday’s election in the once-secretive nation of Myanmar, a country long under military dictatorship where longtime prisoner and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi now runs for a vacant seat in Parliament with more — but not complete — political freedom. Continue reading
In other news Friday, there was new fallout from a video that appears to show U.S. Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. Investigators have identified and interviewed the four enlisted Marines seen on the video, officials said. Also, a fresh outpouring of protesters filled cities across Syria. Continue reading
In other news Thursday, another wave of bombings struck in Iraq, killing at least 78 people. It was the second such coordinated attack since U.S. troops left the country last month. Also, the government of Myanmar announced that the party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be allowed to run in upcoming elections. Continue reading
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Southeast Asian nation of Burma on Thursday. Margaret Warner discusses the significance of the isolated country’s first visit by a U.S. secretary of state in 50 years with William Wan of The Washington Post, who’s traveling with Clinton. Continue reading
In an effort to warm relations between the U.S. and the Asian nation of Myanmar, President Obama announced he will send Secretary of State Hillary Clinton there next month. Margret Warner discusses the renewed ties with retired Foreign Service officer Priscilla Clapp and Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, the U.S. stepped up a diplomatic assault on Iran over an alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned Iran in unusually strong terms. Also in Detroit, a Nigerian man pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day, 2009. Continue reading
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