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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...
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Suu Kyi Says Handling of Rohingya Could Have Been Better

HANOI, Vietnam — In the face of global condemnation, Myanmar's leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said that the handling of Rohingya Muslims, 700,000 of whom have fled to Bangladesh amid a brutal military campaign, could have be...