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2 months ago

Myanmar court postpones verdict in Suu Kyi corruption case

A court in military-ruled Myanmar has postponed by a day delivering a verdict on the country’s former leader, Aung San Suu Kyi
2 months ago
Myanmar court postpones verdict in Suu Kyi corruption case
2 months ago

Myanmar's military chief pardons prisoners to mark holiday

Myanmar’s military government has begun releasing more than 1,600 prisoners to mark the traditional new year holiday, but they didn’t include any political detainees despite the country’s ruling general vowing to bring peace this year
2 months ago
Myanmar's military chief pardons prisoners to mark holiday
3 months ago

US recognizes Myanmar's atrocities against Rohingya as 'genocide'

The U.S. government has determined the attacks by Myanmar's military against the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority, constituted genocide and crimes against humanity.
3 months ago
US recognizes Myanmar's atrocities against Rohingya as 'genocide'
3 months ago

Red Cross say it hasn't visited Myanmar prisons since COVID

The International Committee of the Red Cross has been unable to visit prisons in Myanmar since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in late 2019
3 months ago
Red Cross say it hasn't visited Myanmar prisons since COVID
5 months ago

Dozens arrested to suppress protests on Myanmar anniversary

Security forces in Myanmar have arrested dozens of people to preemptively suppress plans for a nationwide strike on Tuesday, which is the one-year anniversary of the army’s seizure of power
5 months ago
Myanmar authorities arrest dozens ahead of planned protests
5 months ago

Death, danger, despair: A year in Myanmar under the military

Since Myanmar's military dismissed the results of democratic elections and seized power on Feb. 1, 2021, peaceful nationwide protests and violent crackdowns by security forces have spiraled into a nationwide humanitarian crisis
5 months ago
5 months ago

No peace in Myanmar 1 year after military takeover

The army takeover in Myanmar a year ago that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi unexpectedly aborted the ongoing restoration of representative democracy in the Southeast Asian country after decades of military rule
5 months ago
No peace in Myanmar 1 year after military takeover
5 months ago

Chevron, Total to exit Myanmar over human rights abuses

Total Energies and Chevron, two of the world’s largest energy companies, are planning to exit Myanmar
5 months ago
Chevron, Total exit Myanmar over deteriorating human rights
6 months ago

Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 more years in prison

A legal official says a court in Myanmar has sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison after finding her guilty of illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies and violating coronavirus restrictions
6 months ago
6 months ago

Myanmar court postpones verdicts in 2nd case against Suu Kyi

A court in military-ruled Myanmar has postponed its verdicts on two charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in which she is accused of importing and possessing walkie-talkies without following official procedures
6 months ago
Myanmar court postpones verdicts in 2nd case against Suu Kyi
6 months ago

Photos of aftermath of massacre in Myanmar fuel outrage

Photos of the Christmas Eve killings in a Myanmar village spread on social media
6 months ago
6 months ago

Myanmar army airstrikes send hundreds fleeing into Thailand

Reports from Myanmar say the military has unleashed airstrikes and heavy artillery on a small town controlled by ethnic guerrillas, sending hundreds of people fleeing across a river into Thailand
6 months ago
6 months ago

Myanmar fighting forces 4,200 people to flee into Thailand

A Thai army officer says fighting between Myanmar government forces and ethnic guerrillas has sent about 4,200 villagers fleeing across the border into Thailand over the past week
6 months ago
6 months ago

2,500 Myanmar villagers flee army troops into Thailand

Fighting between Myanmar government forces and ethnic guerrillas has sent about 2,500 villagers fleeing across the border into Thailand
6 months ago
7 months ago

3 feared dead as Myanmar army truck runs down protesters

Witnesses say an army vehicle plowed into a peaceful march by anti-government protesters in military-ruled Myanmar’s biggest city, reportedly killing at least three people
7 months ago
3 feared dead as Myanmar army truck runs down protesters
7 months ago

American journalist released from Myanmar prison

American Journalist Danny Fenster, who was sentenced to 11 years of hard labor in Myanmar, has been released from prison.
7 months ago
American journalist released from Myanmar prison
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year ago

UN proposal seeks arms embargo and democracy in Myanmar

The UN General Assembly is expected to approve a resolution on Myanmar.
1 year ago
UN proposal seeks arms embargo and democracy in Myanmar
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
Japan reporter freed from Myanmar says inmates were abused
1 year ago

Myanmar junta attacks western town that resisted coup

The U.S. and British embassies in Myanmar are expressing concern about reports.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Myanmar frees Japanese journalist as gesture to Tokyo

An arrested Japanese reporter has returned home after being released.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Ethnic guerrillas in Myanmar say they shot down helicopter

The claim by the Kachin Independence Army came as protests continue in Myanmar.
1 year ago
Ethnic guerrillas in Myanmar say they shot down helicopter
1 year 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
1 year ago
Japan seeks release of Japanese journalist held in Myanmar
1 year ago

Myanmar junta pardons prisoners, to attend regional summit

It was unclear whether opponents of the military coup were among them.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Reports: Myanmar forces kill 82 in single day in city

The crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters continues.
1 year ago
1 year ago

US sanctions on Myanmar gems target key junta funding source

U.S. sanctions on Myanma Gems Enterprise target an army-controlled business.
1 year ago
US sanctions on Myanmar gems target key junta funding source
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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."
1 year ago
Myanmar anti-coup protesters paint slogans on eggs
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Myanmar's military junta has reportedly killed at least 43 children since coup
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Myanmar's ousted leader appears in court after bloodiest day since coup
1 year 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.
1 year ago
US orders some diplomats to evacuate Myanmar amid deadly crackdown on protesters
1 year ago

Myanmar cuts wireless internet service amid coup protests

Myanmar’s wireless broadband internet services have been shut down.
1 year ago
Myanmar cuts wireless internet service amid coup protests
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
International outrage mounts as deaths rise in Myanmar
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Sources say more than 100 protesters were killed by Myanmar police yesterday
1 year ago

Myanmar pageant contender calls for urgent international aid

Security forces suppressing protests against coup killed more than 100 people.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Funerals become scenes of Myanmar resistance, more violence

Security forces opened fire on a crowd attending the funeral of student.
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Protests over military coup in Myanmar become violent
1 year ago

Myanmar sees deadliest week since military coup

“They are determined to kill as many people as possible,” a United Nations envoy said.
1 year ago
Myanmar sees deadliest week since military coup
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Myanmar's ousted leader appears in court after deadliest day since coup
1 year 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.
1 year ago
At least 149 killed in Myanmar protests: UN