Myanmar Coup

Myanmar Coup

Human rights violations in Myanmar: European Council imposes fresh sanctions

The European Council today adopted a fourth round of sanctions given the continuing grave situation and intensifying human rights violations in Myanmar.

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 since a Feb. 1 coup.

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 find a consensus candidate.

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, civilian deaths and a widening of the conflict.

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 reported.

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 the rights group Global Witness says.

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 notice posted on the British government website said.

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.

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.

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.

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 conducive to aiding joint efforts toward strengthening the democratic process” in that country.

United Nations calls for halt of weapons to Myanmar

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election results and release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar village burned after fighting; residents blame security forces

Security forces set ablaze a village in central Myanmar after clashing there with opponents of the ruling junta, leaving at least two elderly people burned to death, several village residents said on Wednesday.

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 breaking coronavirus protocols, her lawyer said.

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 United States was looking at all possible scenarios there.

At least 20 killed by Myanmar forces in Ayeyarwady delta, media reports

At least 20 people were killed by Myanmar's security forces in the Ayeyarwady river delta region on Saturday after villagers armed with catapults and crossbows fought back against troops searching for weapons, local media and residents said.

EU to impose new sanctions on Myanmar junta, companies: top envoy

The European Union will impose a new round of sanctions on Myanmar's military junta and its economic interests in the coming days, EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell told Reuters on Thursday.