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In other news, thousands of Iranian protesters clashed with police in the streets of Tehran on the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover, and the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether prosecutors can be sued for damages.
Following a bloody military coup in 1988, the nation of Myanmar has been largely isolated from the West. Now, for the first time in more than 20 years, signs are emerging that the U.S. may engage in new diplomatic talks…
Virginia Democratic Sen. Jim Webb talks about his unusual mission to reclusive Myanmar to secure the release of an American prisoner, and the other stops on his Asia tour.
Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to extended home detention through next year's elections. Myanmar analysts mull her future.
A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday to 18 months under house arrest for allowing an uninvited American to stay at her home.
By PBS NewsHour
Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the pro-democracy Myanmar opposition, faces new criminal charges just weeks before her house arrest was supposed to end after an American man swam across a lake to reach her compound, her lawyer said.
By PBS NewsHour
China responded to President Bush's criticism of Beijing's repression Thursday, saying no one should interfere in other countries' internal affairs.
A month has passed since Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar and, in the interim, international aid groups negotiated with the country's reclusive military regime for better access to the stricken country. ITN's Channel 4 News correspondent Inigo Gilmore provides an update.
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