Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, freed by the junta from house arrest just 10 days ago, was reunited with her youngest son on Nov. 23 after nearly one decade of separation.
Key dates on the Korean Peninsula, the world’s last Cold War frontier.
Hundreds of people have been killed in a bridge stampede in Cambodia's capital, marking a tragic end to a three-day annual water festival.
Despite a large increase in foreign tourists and tourism-generated revenue, Cambodia’s poverty-stricken population is seeing very few of the profits.
From her birth in 1945, Burma’s icon of democracy—and the daughter of its independence hero, Gen. Aung San—seemed destined for a life of duty. Following are key milestones in the life of Burma’s Nobel peace laureate and opposition leader.
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has remained a symbol of hope for Burma’s politically oppressed, despite having been imprisoned for much of the last 20 years.
Tens of thousands of refugees fled Burma as the ruling military junta clashed with minority ethnic rebels in the wake of hotly disputed Nov. 7 elections.
To better understand Burma, it is important to note the various ethnic groups that make up the country, once colonized by the British and now ruled by an iron fist military junta.
Key global powers and opposition parties in Burma say the country’s Nov. 7 polls lack legitimacy. The ruling military junta however contends the vote will promote democracy.