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During a visit to Southeast Asia, President Obama became the first American president to visit Myanmar, and took the opportunity to meet longtime opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi. Read more»

Sen. John McCain

In a speech at Washington, D.C.'s Center for Strategic and International Studies, Sen. John McCain advocated suspending — not permanently removing — almost all American sanctions against Myanmar. Read more»

As a young man, Myo Myint belonged to a Burmese military unit that—among other atrocities— enslaved, raped and killed a female villager in the span of 24 hours. In the process of disavowing the army, however, he felt its cruelty full bore. Read more»

Myanmar's next president will be an elected member of parliament, ruling out the country's current military chief as a candidate, state media announced Monday. Read more»

The release of Aung San Suu Kyi means hope for a people who have taken decades of abuse. For almost 50 years, the country has been under the thumb of a junta that has no qualms burning down villages, raping its women, attacking monks and forcing children to dig ditches and carry guns. And yet, despite the length of the country's imprisonment, the people keep fighting. Read more»

Protesters in front of the Houses of Parliament in London show their solidarity with Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday.

Analysis: Why it isn't necessarily good news that Burma's most famous dissident may be released. Read more»

Donning black masks and using pseudonyms, hip-hop artists 9KT and MK aim to keep their political tunes under the radar of a dictatorship as oppressive as Myanmar. Read more»