Myanmar's prominent opposition leader led the National League for Democracy (NLD) party to win the 2015 general election.
Under the country's military rule, Suu Kyi spent many years under house arrest, winning the Nobel Peace Prize for her lifetime's work, campaigning for democracy.
The Nobel Peace Prize usually gets a lot of attention and sometimes fierce criticism. The Norwegian Nobel Committee doesn’t always get it right. So how do you avoid giving the most coveted peace prize there is to people who later might prove not worthy of it? Lars Bevanger has been finding out in Oslo.
Rohingya refugees have gathered along Myanmar's coast after walking from their villages to escape an army crackdown and ongoing communal violence. They are trying to join hundreds of thousands of others in Bangladesh.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar to face misery in Bangladesh. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of a "horrible" tragedy if Myanmar's leader Suu Kyi fails to act soon.