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Myanmar MPs Reject Bid to Allow Suu Kyi to Become President

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Myanmar's parliament rejected on Wednesday a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to officially become president. Despite the rule, Suu Kyi holds executive power in t...

Armenians Cheer As U.S. Senate Approves Genocide Resolution

WASHINGTON — On its fourth try, the Senate approved a resolution Thursday that recognizes the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as genocide. “I say to my friends and colleagues that genocide is genocide. Senators in this body should ...
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Fallen Rights Icon at UN Court for Rohingya Genocide Case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Twenty-eight years to the day after Aung San Suu Kyi’s husband and sons accepted her Nobel Peace Prize while she remained under house arrest in Myanmar, the former pro-democracy icon appeared in a United Nations court ready to defend h...
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Iranian-American Nurture New Generations After Revolution

IRVINE — Minoo Sharifan came to the United States from Iran in the 1970s for graduate school, and like many others, wound up settling in America, starting a career and raising her family while a revolution upended her homeland and fractured relations with the ...