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2 months ago

Charities in Myanmar strained by soaring death tolls

Charity groups in Myanmar say the number of people dying in the country’s cities, which are facing a coronavirus surge and a shortage of oxygen to treat patients, has been climbing so quickly that they are struggling to keep up with funeral arrangements
2 months ago
3 months ago

Myanmar court extends pretrial detention of US journalist

A court has extended the pretrial detention of Danny Fenster, a U.S. journalist in military-led Myanmar who was arrested on an incitement charge that carries a penalty of up to three years’ imprisonment
3 months ago
3 months ago

Activists, journalists included in Myanmar prisoner release

Myanmar’s government has begun releasing about 2,300 prisoners, including activists who were detained for protesting against the military’s seizure of power and journalists who reported on the protests
3 months ago
3 months ago

Rights group: Facebook amplified Myanmar military propaganda

A new report by the rights group Global Witness says Facebook’s recommendation algorithm amplifies military propaganda and other material that breaches the company’s own policies in Myanmar following the country’s military coup
3 months ago
3 months ago

UN proposal seeks arms embargo and democracy in Myanmar

The UN General Assembly is expected to approve a resolution on Myanmar.
3 months ago
UN proposal seeks arms embargo and democracy in Myanmar
3 months ago

UN alarmed by abuse of civilians in growing Myanmar conflict

The United Nations’ office in Myanmar has expressed concern about escalating human rights abuses after reports that opponents of the ruling military may have executed 25 civilians and allegations that troops burned down a village
3 months ago
4 months ago

US seeks freedom for 2 American journalists in Myanmar

A U.S. State Department official is calling for the immediate release of two American journalists who were arrested by Myanmar’s military junta
4 months ago
4 months ago

Japan reporter freed from Myanmar says inmates were abused

A Japanese journalist who was freed from a Myanmar prison said Friday that military and police interrogators repeatedly asked him about his friends, clients and made-up allegations
4 months ago
Japan reporter freed from Myanmar says inmates were abused
4 months ago

Myanmar junta attacks western town that resisted coup

The U.S. and British embassies in Myanmar are expressing concern about reports.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Myanmar frees Japanese journalist as gesture to Tokyo

An arrested Japanese reporter has returned home after being released.
4 months ago
5 months ago

Ethnic guerrillas in Myanmar say they shot down helicopter

The claim by the Kachin Independence Army came as protests continue in Myanmar.
5 months ago
Ethnic guerrillas in Myanmar say they shot down helicopter
5 months ago

Japan asks Myanmar junta to release arrested journalist

Japan’s government is asking Myanmar to release a Japanese journalist who was arrested by security forces in Yangon
5 months ago
Japan seeks release of Japanese journalist held in Myanmar
5 months ago

Myanmar junta pardons prisoners, to attend regional summit

It was unclear whether opponents of the military coup were among them.
5 months ago
5 months ago

Reports: Myanmar forces kill 82 in single day in city

The crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters continues.
5 months ago
5 months ago

US sanctions on Myanmar gems target key junta funding source

U.S. sanctions on Myanma Gems Enterprise target an army-controlled business.
5 months ago
US sanctions on Myanmar gems target key junta funding source
6 months ago

Myanmar security forces attack town that resisted with arms

Security forces in Myanmar have stormed a town where some residents had used homemade hunting rifles to resist the military’s February seizure of power, reportedly killing at least 11 civilians and injuring many others
6 months ago
6 months ago

Myanmar forces arrest comedian, break up doctors' protest

Authorities in Myanmar have arrested the country’s best-known comedian as they continue to crack down on people they accuse of helping incite nationwide protests against February’s military coup
6 months ago
6 months ago

Myanmar's online pop-up markets raise funds for protest

Many in Myanmar have found a safer, more substantive way to protest the country’s military coup
6 months ago
6 months ago

Myanmar anti-coup protesters paint slogans on eggs

Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar painted eggs with protest slogans, in what they're calling the "Easter Egg Strike."
6 months ago
Myanmar anti-coup protesters paint slogans on eggs
6 months ago

Myanmar's military junta has reportedly killed at least 43 children since coup

At least 43 children have been reportedly killed by armed forces in Myanmar in the two months since the military junta seized power, according to Save the Children.
6 months ago
Myanmar's military junta has reportedly killed at least 43 children since coup
6 months ago

Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court after deadliest day since coup

Aung San Suu Kyi's court appearance came after a weekend of the deadliest violence that Myanmar has seen since the army seized power on Feb. 1.
6 months ago
Myanmar's ousted leader appears in court after bloodiest day since coup
6 months ago

US orders some diplomats to evacuate Myanmar amid deadly crackdown on protesters

The United States has ordered some American diplomats and their loved ones to evacuate Myanmar amid escalating violence two months after the military junta seized power.
6 months ago
US orders some diplomats to evacuate Myanmar amid deadly crackdown on protesters
6 months ago

Myanmar cuts wireless internet service amid coup protests

Myanmar’s wireless broadband internet services have been shut down.
6 months ago
Myanmar cuts wireless internet service amid coup protests
6 months ago

UN condemns violence against Myanmar protesters and deaths

The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning the use of violence against peaceful protesters in Myanmar and the deaths of hundreds of civilians
6 months ago
6 months ago

Junta's foes woo ethnic allies with new Myanmar constitution

Opponents of Myanmar’s military government have declared the country’s 2008 constitution void and put forward an interim charter to replace it
6 months ago
6 months ago

US orders some diplomats to leave Myanmar as unrest grows

The State Department is ordering non-essential U.S. diplomats and their families to leave Myanmar as a deadly government crackdown on demonstrators protesting last month's coup intensifies
6 months ago
6 months ago

International outrage mounts as deaths rise in Myanmar

More than 100 people are believed to have been killed in the last week, several of which were children.
6 months ago
International outrage mounts as deaths rise in Myanmar
6 months ago

Sources say more than 100 protesters were killed by Myanmar police yesterday

Citizens of the Southeast Asian country have been protesting for weeks following their outrage after last month’s military coup.
6 months ago
Sources say more than 100 protesters were killed by Myanmar police yesterday
6 months ago

Myanmar pageant contender calls for urgent international aid

Security forces suppressing protests against coup killed more than 100 people.
6 months ago
6 months ago

Funerals become scenes of Myanmar resistance, more violence

Security forces opened fire on a crowd attending the funeral of student.
6 months ago
6 months ago

Protests over military coup in Myanmar become violent

At least 18 people were reportedly killed in a single day as authorities are allegedly using live rounds against protesters.
6 months ago
Protests over military coup in Myanmar become violent
6 months ago

Myanmar sees deadliest week since military coup

“They are determined to kill as many people as possible,” a United Nations envoy said.
6 months ago
Myanmar sees deadliest week since military coup
6 months ago

Myanmar's ousted leader appears in court after deadliest day since coup

Authorities killed at least 18 people during peaceful protests over the weekend.
6 months ago
Myanmar's ousted leader appears in court after deadliest day since coup
6 months ago

At least 149 killed in Myanmar since protests against military started: UN

At least 149 people have been killed since Feb. 1 in Myanmar in a bloody crackdown by security forces against peaceful protesters, the United Nations said.
6 months ago
At least 149 killed in Myanmar protests: UN