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Myanmar military arrests more journalists

Myanmar's military government has arrested two more local journalists, army-owned television reported on Saturday, the latest among dozens of detentions in a sweeping crackdown on the media...

After months of failed talks, ASEAN under pressure to appoint envoy

Foreign ministers from members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are under pressure to appoint a special envoy to Myanmar this week after months of negotiations have failed to...

UN says 230,000 displaced by Myanmar fighting

An estimated 230,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Myanmar and need assistance, the United Nations said on Thursday, as a major armed ethnic group expressed concern about military force...

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial

Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial on Monday, appearing unwell as the first witnesses took the stand in cases against her of illegally possessing walkie-talkie radios and...

Myanmar authorities open new corruption cases against Suu Kyi

New corruption cases have been opened against Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other former officials from her government, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar said on Thursday.

Biden's top Asia official says Myanmar situation getting worse

President Joe Biden's policy coordinator for the Indo-Pacific region said on Tuesday the situation inside military-ruled Myanmar was deeply concerning and continuing to get worse and the...

August 22, 2021
August 22, 2021

Myanmar military arrests more journalists

Myanmar's military government has arrested two more local journalists, army-owned television reported on Saturday, the latest among dozens of detentions in a sweeping crackdown on the media...

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

After months of failed talks, ASEAN under pressure to appoint envoy

Foreign ministers from members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are under pressure to appoint a special envoy to Myanmar this week after months of negotiations have failed to...

June 25, 2021
June 25, 2021

UN says 230,000 displaced by Myanmar fighting

An estimated 230,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Myanmar and need assistance, the United Nations said on Thursday, as a major armed ethnic group expressed concern about military force...

June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021

Moscow committed to strengthening military ties with Myanmar: Russian defence minister tells visiting junta leader

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told visiting junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing that Moscow is committed to strengthening military ties with Myanmar, Russia’s RIA news agency...

June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021

Facebook amplified Myanmar military propaganda, rights group says

Facebook’s recommendation algorithm amplifies military propaganda and other material that breaches the company’s own policies in Myanmar following a military takeover in February, a new report by...

June 21, 2021
June 21, 2021

Britain tightens sanctions net on Myanmar military

Britain added three Myanmar entities to its sanctions list on Monday: state-owned pearl and timber firms, and the 'State Administration Council' which runs the functions of the state, a...

June 21, 2021
June 21, 2021

Pope Francis pleads for humanitarian corridors in Myanmar

Vatican Head Pope Francis has pleaded for humanitarian corridors to be allowed in Myanmar that has been witnessing conflicts since the February 1 military coup.

June 20, 2021
June 20, 2021

Myanmar junta leader leaves for Russia conference, second trip abroad since coup

Myanmar's junta leader has flown out of the country to attend a conference in Moscow, state media reported on Sunday, his second trip abroad since seizing power in February.

June 20, 2021
June 20, 2021

Civil society groups call to 'redouble' pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation

Civil society groups have called for the international community to redouble pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation.

June 20, 2021
June 20, 2021

India abstains from voting on UNGA's Myanmar resolution, says it was placed hastily

India -- along with Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal -- abstained from voting on a United Nations General Assembly resolution on Myanmar, saying the resolution was "tabled hastily, and is not...