Jun 19, 2021 10:46 PM IST
Myanmar described the resolution, which passed Friday and is not legally binding, as being based on one-sided sweeping allegations and false assumptions.
- Jun 19, 2021 06:01 PM IST
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.
- Jun 13, 2021 04:06 PM IST
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.
- Jun 11, 2021 05:56 PM IST
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.
- Jun 09, 2021 03:07 PM IST
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.
- Apr 30, 2021 12:25 PM IST
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.
- Mar 30, 2021 01:15 PM IST
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?
- Mar 28, 2021 04:23 PM IST
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.
- Mar 21, 2021 08:47 PM IST
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.
- Mar 13, 2021 09:44 PM IST
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.
- Mar 13, 2021 09:39 PM IST
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.
- Mar 13, 2021 06:43 PM IST
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.
- Mar 13, 2021 04:55 PM IST
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.
- Mar 11, 2021 10:59 PM IST
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.
- Mar 09, 2021 05:40 PM IST
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.
- Mar 08, 2021 05:00 PM IST
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.
- Mar 07, 2021 07:47 PM IST
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.
- Mar 01, 2021 12:15 PM IST
Here is a timeline of events since Myanmar's military took power in a coup on Monday, February 1.
- Feb 22, 2021 04:26 PM IST
The EU ministers condemned the arrests and called for the unconditional release of the President, Suu Kyi and all those held since the coup.
- Feb 22, 2021 01:24 PM IST
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.
- Feb 20, 2021 08:04 PM IST
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.
- Feb 14, 2021 03:39 PM IST
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".
- Feb 13, 2021 04:13 PM IST
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.
- Feb 13, 2021 03:57 PM IST
The resolution called for the release of detained persons including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.
- Feb 08, 2021 08:15 PM IST
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.