Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly, Myanmar President Thein Sein, whose reformist government has helped his country emerge from five decades of authoritarian rule, asked the international community for 'understanding and support.'
World leaders descend on New York for the annual United Nations gathering, starting Sept. 25. If the recent past is any guide, it can be a memorable, even explosive, occasion. Here are six moments to watch for, to brace for, this time.
Myanmar pardoned more than 500 prisoners on Monday, the opposition party is hopeful the amnesty included the country's 424 remaining political prisoners, a step that could strengthen the former military state's growing bonds with Washington.