This week, Myanmar held its first free elections in 25 years and an Islamic State killer was targeted in a U.S. airstrike. Test your knowledge of these international events and more in our 5-minute quiz.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is congratulating democracy crusader Aung San Suu Kyi for the success of her opposition party in Myanmar's historic elections.
By News Desk
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has won a majority of parliamentary seats in the country’s first free elections in 25 years, and on Wednesday the government promised a stable transition of power.
By PBS NewsHour
Though the outcome is still not certain, the historic election in Myanmar was a day 25 years in the making. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look at the struggle for democracy with Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights Tom…
Myanmar is on track to hand a landslide election victory to the party of former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi. John Irvine of Independent Television News reports on the drama leading up to outcome.
In Myanmar, the country's freest election ever this weekend will determine control of the nation's parliament, which is still dominated by the military. Aung San Suu Kyi leads the main opposition party and is seeking re-election. Suzanne DiMaggio of The…
By Larisa Epatko
Several years ago, Erin Zaikis was working in rural Thailand. She was surprised to see how many children in the village didn’t wash their hands with soap, much less know what soap was.
By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Islamic State led a campaign of attacks last year by militant extremist groups on religious freedom in large swaths of the world, the State Department said in a report Wednesday, pointing to increasing threats to religious minorities…
By PBS NewsHour
After decades of military dictatorship, Myanmar will soon hold a nationwide election for all the seats in parliament not reserved for the military. Leading the charge for democratic change there is world-famous activist Aung San Suu Kyi. Kira Kay of…
Myanmar's national parliamentary election next month will bring many firsts to the Southeast Asian country. Fifty-one million residents of the nation are expected to participate. The elections represent a step forward for free speech in the country, as more people…
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