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  • Myanmar rejects UN resolution urging arms embargo Jun 19, 2021 10:46 PM IST

    Myanmar rejects UN resolution urging arms embargo

    Myanmar described the resolution, which passed Friday and is not legally binding, as being based on one-sided sweeping allegations and false assumptions.

  • 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.

  • In Myanmar, health care’s collapse takes its own toll Jun 13, 2021 04:06 PM IST

    In Myanmar, health care’s collapse takes its own toll

    Since the coup, more than 860 people are believed to have been killed by the security forces, who have gunned down protesters, bystanders and even young children. But health experts say the breakdown of Myanmar’s public health care system is taking a greater toll.

  • 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.

  • South Asia Union | Isla Glaister: Support emerging leaders, connect changemakers to build peace in Asia Apr 30, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    South Asia Union | Isla Glaister: Support emerging leaders, connect changemakers to build peace in Asia

    Peacebuilder and CEO of UK nonprofit The Business Plan for Peace, Isla Glaister offers solutions for peace in South Asia using lessons learnt from her experiences in Myanmar.

  • Will the Myanmar question disrupt BIMSTEC’s resurrection? Mar 30, 2021 01:15 PM IST

    Will the Myanmar question disrupt BIMSTEC’s resurrection?

    Will the BIMSTEC ministerial meet debate the expulsion of Myanmar? Or will it ask individual member states to clarify their policy towards Myanmar’s junta? 

  • Troops fire at funeral as Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup Mar 28, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Troops fire at funeral as Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup

    So far on Sunday there were no reports of large-scale protests in Yangon or in the country's second city, Mandalay, which bore the brunt of the casualties on Saturday, Myanmar's Armed Forces Day. Funerals were held in many places.

  • 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.

  • Myanmar coup | Leader of Myanmar shadow civilian government vows resistance to junta rule Mar 13, 2021 09:44 PM IST

    Myanmar coup | Leader of Myanmar shadow civilian government vows resistance to junta rule

    Mahn Win Khaing Than was appointed last week as acting vice-president by representatives of Myanmar's ousted lawmakers, the Committee for Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), which is pushing for recognition as the rightful government.

  • Six killed in protests in Myanmar as US, allies vow to restore democracy Mar 13, 2021 09:39 PM IST

    Six killed in protests in Myanmar as US, allies vow to restore democracy

    Three people were killed and several injured when police opened fire on a sit-in protest in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-biggest city. Another person was killed in the central town of Pyay and two died in police firing in the commercial capital Yangon overnight.

  • Myanmar Coup | India steps up measures to check entry of Myanmar refugees Mar 13, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    Myanmar Coup | India steps up measures to check entry of Myanmar refugees

    The directive cautioned that the four states were not authorized to accord refugee status to anyone entering India from Myanmar, as India is not a signatory to the U.N. Refugee Convention of 1951 and its 1967 Protocol.

  • Myanmar coup | Outrage as 19-year-old activist's body exhumed at night by military Mar 13, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    Myanmar coup | Outrage as 19-year-old activist's body exhumed at night by military

    Angel had joined the protests in Mandalay and was part of a core group of activists on the front lines that shielded other protesters from police advances.

  • A Small Town and a Spray of Bullets in Myanmar Mar 11, 2021 10:59 PM IST

    A Small Town and a Spray of Bullets in Myanmar

    Myaing’s rain-slicked streets were mottled with blood as police officers shot into a cluster of unarmed civilians, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 20, according to witnesses and hospital officials.

  • 'Shoot me instead': Myanmar nun pleads with junta forces Mar 09, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    'Shoot me instead': Myanmar nun pleads with junta forces

    The image of the Catholic nun in a simple white habit, her hands spread, pleading with the forces of the country's new junta as they prepared to crack down on a protest, has gone viral.

  • H&M pauses placing new orders in Myanmar Mar 08, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    H&M pauses placing new orders in Myanmar

    The world’s second-biggest fashion retailer cited practical difficulties to operate in the country, including challenges related to manufacturing and infrastructure, raw material imports and transport of finished goods.

  • 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.

  • Timeline: The month since Myanmar's military coup Mar 01, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    Timeline: The month since Myanmar's military coup

    Here is a timeline of events since Myanmar's military took power in a coup on Monday, February 1.

  • 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.

  • Huge anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after junta threat Feb 22, 2021 01:24 PM IST

    Huge anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after junta threat

    Massive street demonstrations have taken place since Myanmar's military staged a coup on February 1 and detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, ending a decade-long experiment with democracy.

  • 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.

  • Thousands march in Tokyo to protest Myanmar coup, biggest Japan demonstration so far Feb 14, 2021 03:39 PM IST

    Thousands march in Tokyo to protest Myanmar coup, biggest Japan demonstration so far

    More than 4,000 took part in the protest, organisers said, streaming through the downtown shopping areas of Shibuya and Omotesando with posters saying "Help us save Myanmar" and "Stop Crimes Against Humanity".

  • 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.

  • Martial law declared in parts of Myanmar as rallies heap pressure on coup leaders Feb 08, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    Martial law declared in parts of Myanmar as rallies heap pressure on coup leaders

    The orders cover seven townships in Mandalay, banning people from protesting or gathering in groups of more than five, and a curfew will run from 8 pm until 4 am.

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