Final preparations were under way Saturday for Myanmar's first meaningful election in a generation, the day before a historic poll that could see Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition launched to power after decades of army rule.
Demonstrators have rallied against Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and Cambodia's Hun Sen. The protests have overshadowed a regional agreement targeting terror groups' use of encrypted platforms.
Southeast Asian leaders are gathering for the first ASEAN summit in Australia. But rights groups are calling on Canberra to talk about more than just economics at the Sydney meeting.
Bill Richardson, an old friend of Myanmar's leader, has said he will not be a "cheerleader" for her government. Myanmar has hit back at what it called a "personal attack" on Aung San Suu Kyi.
Police have opened an investigation into an attack on the house of Aung San Suu Kyi. The leader has faced wide condemnation for her handling of the Rohingya situation in Myanmar.
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