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A Faux Wood PlankU.S. election year. Indian remedies to a fever-pitch outsourcing debate.
U.S. to take Iranian dissident group off terrorist list The Obama administration intends to take off its list of foreign terrorist groups an Iranian opposition group that was given shelter by Saddam Hussein in Iraq and has renounced violence.
Clinton denounces violent anti-film protests in Pakistan Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday denounced deadly protests in Pakistan against an anti-Islam film and said “responsible leaders” must condemn the violence.
Suu Kyi calls for release of Russian punk rock band Myanmar’s pro-democracy opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday called for the release of three female members of a Russian punk rock band jailed for interrupting a ceremony inside a Moscow cathedral to protest President Vladimir Putin.
Myanmar reform leader Suu Kyi praised on Hill President Obama on Wednesday met with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who earlier was awarded Congress‘ highest honor at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda that brought together Senate and House leaders from both sides of the political aisle as well as two former first ladies.
Suu Kyi calls for easing US sanctions against Myanmar Burmese pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi wants the US to ease remaining sanctions on her country. “I do support the easing of sanctions because I think that our people should start taking responsibility for their own destiny,” Suu Kyi said at the US Institute of Peace on Tuesday.
Suu Kyi backs lifting of U.S. sanctions on Myanmar Myanmar’s pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday that she supported the easing of U.S. sanctions on the Southeast Asian nation even though democratic reforms in her country had only cleared the first hurdle.
Nobel activist to warn U.S. of too much faith in Myanmar One of Asia’s most prominent democracy advocates will warn the Obama administration and members of Congress on a visit to Washington this week against “reckless optimism” over the chance for real political reform in her native Myanmar.
Nobel activist to warn U.S. of too much faith in Myanmar One of Asia’s most prominent democracy advocates will warn the Obama administration and members of Congress on a visit to Washington this week against “reckless optimism” over the chance for real political reform in her native Myanmar.