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  • UN General Assembly demands Myanmar Junta end coup and stop the killings Jun 19, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    UN General Assembly demands Myanmar Junta end coup and stop the killings

    Myanmar’s trajectory — from decades of military rule to a move toward democratic transition in recent years, and then abruptly and violently back to military rule this year — has made the Southeast Asian country of 54 million the site of one of the world’s most acute crises.

  • Myanmar violence escalating, creating 'rights catastrophe': UN Jun 11, 2021 05:56 PM IST

    Myanmar violence escalating, creating 'rights catastrophe': UN

    Pointing to reported military build-up in several regions of the country, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called for a halt to the already spiralling violence to avert even greater loss of life and a deepening humanitarian emergency.

  • Protracted unrest in Myanmar could put India’s ‘Act East’ policy in limbo Jun 09, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    Protracted unrest in Myanmar could put India’s ‘Act East’ policy in limbo

    The Sittwe deep-water port and a 1,360-km highway to connect India and Thailand via Myanmar are among the Indian infrastructure projects that could be affected if the unrest continues.

  • Myanmar anti-coup protest | 100 days of force and resistance in Myanmar May 13, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Myanmar anti-coup protest | 100 days of force and resistance in Myanmar

    In the 100 days since its takeover, the military has failed to secure its position and faces battles on more fronts, as armed ethnic minority groups seeking more autonomy join their struggle to that of the democracy activists.

  • Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge Apr 12, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

    The 75-year-old Nobel laureate has not been seen in public since being detained in the early hours of February 1 as the military deposed her government and seized power.

  • Taiwan's Myanmar community denounces coup with defiant songs Mar 21, 2021 08:47 PM IST

    Taiwan's Myanmar community denounces coup with defiant songs

    Taiwan is home to around 40,000 people originally from Myanmar, most of whom are ethnic Chinese. Some are descendents of Nationalist troops trapped in Myanmar, then called Burma, at the end of China's civil war in 1949. Others have come more recently, fleeing repression and anti-Chinese sentiment.

  • China will engage with all parties in Myanmar post-military coup: Chinese FM Mar 07, 2021 07:47 PM IST

    China will engage with all parties in Myanmar post-military coup: Chinese FM

    Myanmar's military toppled the government last month and seized power for one year, detaining top political figures, including de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint in the coup.

  • EU prepares measures against Myanmar coup leaders Feb 22, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    EU prepares measures against Myanmar coup leaders

    The EU ministers condemned the arrests and called for the unconditional release of the President, Suu Kyi and all those held since the coup.

  • Myanmar Crisis | Two people dead in anti-coup protest shooting Feb 20, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    Myanmar Crisis | Two people dead in anti-coup protest shooting

    Much of the country has been in uproar since the military deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a coup on February 1, with hundreds of thousands of demonstrators taking to the streets to protest against the junta.

  • Myanmar mass protests enter second week; protesters, military refuse to back off Feb 13, 2021 04:13 PM IST

    Myanmar mass protests enter second week; protesters, military refuse to back off

    Nearly 14 days after the military ousted the Myammar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and her government, mass street demonstrations continue with neither protesters nor the military government showing any signs of backing off from the confrontations.

  • China, Russia 'disassociate' themselves from UNHRC resolution on Myanmar Feb 13, 2021 03:57 PM IST

    China, Russia 'disassociate' themselves from UNHRC resolution on Myanmar

    The resolution called for the release of detained persons including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.

  • Myanmar | Anti-coup protests grow as army broadens internet crackdown Feb 06, 2021 05:05 PM IST

    Myanmar | Anti-coup protests grow as army broadens internet crackdown

    Days after the Myanmar’s army seized power and overthrew elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the military authorities in charge of Myanmar broadened a ban on social media, shutting access to Twitter and Instagram. Meanwhile, street protests continued to expand as people gathered again to show their opposition to the army takeover. Here's a look

  • Take a look at how Myanmar citizens are staging protests over a military coup Feb 05, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    Take a look at how Myanmar citizens are staging protests over a military coup

    Myanmar’s army seized power on February 1, overthrowing popular elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is detained and now faces possible charges for import infringements over the alleged possession of six unauthorised walkie-talkies. This is how Myanmar citizens from around the world responded against the military coup in Myanmar.

  • In Myanmar, a Cult of Personality Meets Its Downfall Feb 04, 2021 10:41 PM IST

    In Myanmar, a Cult of Personality Meets Its Downfall

    For the National League for Democracy, or NLD, there was no escaping one fundamental truth: The generals always had the upper hand. On Monday, they wielded it brazenly, retaking full power in a coup d’état.

  • Fragile Democracy | Will the Myanmar coup put the spotlight on Aung San Suu Kyi’s predicament? Feb 04, 2021 09:21 AM IST

    Fragile Democracy | Will the Myanmar coup put the spotlight on Aung San Suu Kyi’s predicament?

    Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention is a reminder that she remains Myanmar's best bet for democracy and the rule of law 

  • What explains the junta’s continued hold on power in Myanmar? Feb 03, 2021 08:47 AM IST

    What explains the junta’s continued hold on power in Myanmar?

    The military leadership in Myanmar no longer faces the older limitations of being a pariah or facing the powerful opposition from Aung San Suu Kyi as in the early 1990s 

  • EXPLAINER: Why did the military stage a coup in Myanmar Feb 02, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    EXPLAINER: Why did the military stage a coup in Myanmar

    The military maintains its actions are legally justified, and the announcement cited an article in the constitution that allows the military to take over in times of emergency, though Suu Kyi's party's spokesman and many outsiders have said it's effectively a coup.

  • A decade after junta's end, Myanmar military back in control Feb 02, 2021 09:56 AM IST

    A decade after junta's end, Myanmar military back in control

    Min Aung Hliang, 64, has been commander of the armed forces since 2011 and is due to retire soon. That would clear the way for him to take a civilian leadership role if the junta holds elections in a year's time as promised

  • Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's tainted torch bearer for democracy, detained again in coup Feb 01, 2021 10:10 PM IST

    Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's tainted torch bearer for democracy, detained again in coup

    The daughter of independence hero Aung San, who was assassinated in 1947 when she was two years old, Suu Kyi spent much of her young life overseas.

  • Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi Feb 01, 2021 08:36 PM IST

    Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi

    Myanmar's military seized power on February 1 in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids.

  • India says deeply concerned at coup in Myanmar Feb 01, 2021 09:47 AM IST

    India says deeply concerned at coup in Myanmar

    "We have noted the developments in Myanmar with deep concern," the statement said.

  • Military coup in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi detained: Reports Feb 01, 2021 06:24 AM IST

    Military coup in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi detained: Reports

    All communications to Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw appeared to have been cut and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party could not be reached.

  • EU lawmakers suspend Myanmar's Suu Kyi from rights prize events Sep 10, 2020 06:35 PM IST

    EU lawmakers suspend Myanmar's Suu Kyi from rights prize events

    EU lawmakers said in a statement that her suspension from Sakharov Prize events was "a response to her failure to act and her acceptance of the ongoing crimes against the Rohingya community in Myanmar".

  • Politics | Xi Jinping’s Myanmar visit and the takeaways for India Jan 22, 2020 11:13 AM IST

    Politics | Xi Jinping’s Myanmar visit and the takeaways for India

    India’s sliding economy will restrain its spending capacity in neighbouring countries, especially in Myanmar where China is extending its footprint.

  • Politics | Why Suu Kyi is right in saying ‘genocide’ claims are incorrect Dec 12, 2019 02:45 PM IST

    Politics | Why Suu Kyi is right in saying ‘genocide’ claims are incorrect

    The current narrative of ‘genocide’ of the Rohingyas in Rakhine is highly problematic from two distinct angles: The history of the Rohingya and the reality of law and order operations in Myanmar.

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