Firebrand Monk Surrenders to Police Days Before Myanmar Vote

YANGON, Myanmar — A nationalist Buddhist monk in Myanmar noted for inflammatory rhetoric surrendered on Monday to police, who have been seeking his arrest for over a year for insulting comments he made about the country’s leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu ...
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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...
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Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi Defends Myanmar Army in Genocide Case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Nobel Peace Prize winner and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi denied Wednesday that Myanmar's armed forces committed genocide, telling the United Nation's top court that the mass exodus of Rohingya people from the country she...
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Myanmar Accused at UN Court of Genocide Against Rohingya

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Myanmar was accused Monday of genocide at the U.N.'s highest court for its campaign against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, as lawyers asked the International Court of Justice to urgently order measures "to stop Myanmar's genoc...