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  • March 29, 2012    

    In plenty of other countries, a political rally is a familiar sight. But not so in Myanmar, also known as Burma, until last year when the government began loosening some long-held rules. Continue reading

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    Kira Kay and Jason Maloney of the Bureau for International Reporting reported for the NewsHour on the changing political scene in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. View photos of an opposition political rally they attended. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2012  

    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

  • March 29, 2012  

    Arab League leaders gathered in Baghdad for the first time in decades Thursday to attend a summit where U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to translate his commitments to peace into action. Margaret Warner reports and GlobalPost’s James Foley recounts the fighting in Saraqeb. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2012  

    President Bashar al-Assad said Thursday that Syria “will spare no effort” to make the peace plan proposed by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan “a success,” but said rebels must first cease their “terrorist acts.” Margaret Warner and NPR’s Kelly McEvers discuss the Syria debate at the Arab League summit in Baghdad. Continue reading

  • March 28, 2012  

    Israeli leaders say time is running short for diplomatic and non-military responses to Iran’s nuclear program. Margaret Warner asks experts and journalists how an Israeli military strike against Iran might be carried out and what the repercussions could be. Continue reading

  • March 28, 2012  

    At an open-air Mass Wednesday in Havana’s Revolution Plaza, Pope Benedict XVI called for greater freedom for the Roman Catholic Church, warning against government repression — the closest he’s come to direct criticism of Cuba’s communist regime. Jeffrey Brown reports on the pope’s visit and meeting with Fidel Castro. Continue reading

  • March 28, 2012  

    With Cuban President Raul Castro in the front of a Mass Wednesday in Havana’s Revolution Plaza, Pope Benedict XVI called for greater freedom for the Roman Catholic Church — the closest he’s come to direct criticism of the regime. Jeffrey Brown, reporter Nick Miroff and author Ann Louise Bardach discuss the papal visit’s impact. Continue reading

  • March 27, 2012  

    Reports from Syria Tuesday suggested a possible breakthrough — that President Bashar al-Assad had accepted Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan amid new estimates by the U.N. that the death toll in the uprising had reached 9,000. John Ray of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • March 27, 2012  

    Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad toured the besieged city of Homs Tuesday, as reports suggested the government had accepted Kofi Annan’s peace plan. Judy Woodruff discusses the latest developments with journalist Andrew Tabler, author of “In the Lion’s Den,” who lived in Syria for most of the last decade. Continue reading