Even as Burma (Myanmar) convened a new 600-person parliament Monday for the first time in nearly 50 years, the military appeared poised to retain its influence.
The military government of Burma (Myanmar) released Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi from seven years' detention. She is likely to remain under close watch.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be freed shortly after Burma's Nov. 7 election, its first in 20 years. What she does next could have broad consequences for Burma's political transition.