Myanmar

Myanmar Junta Pardons Prisoners, To Attend Regional Summit

Myanmar’s junta has released more than 23,000 prisoners to mark the traditional new year holiday, including at least three political detainees, and the military leader behind the February coup confirmed he would attend a regional summit later this...
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Myanmar Junta Says 23,000 Prisoners Pardoned, Released

Myanmar’s military government said Saturday it released more than 23,000 prisoners in observance of the country’s traditional New Year holiday and that the country’s new junta chief would take his first foreign trip since seizing power.   The...
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Live On April 22—myanmar: Coup & Civil Disobedience

Graphic of soldiers and civilians by Badiucao. Used with permission. The Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s military, staged a coup on February 1. Two-plus months later, hundreds have been killed by the junta, thousands detained, and many more facing arrest...
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Interview: Myanmar Military Increasing Efforts To Keep Truth From Getting Out, Un Expert Says

The crackdown on journalists, cutting off the Internet and disrupting the flow of information across Myanmar, is “not working”, and the world is not buying the military leadership’s “propaganda” that it is exercising restraint against...
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‘if They Are Not Going To Make Negotiations It Will Head To Civil War“ – Myanmar Former Uk...

The UN human rights office says it fears the situation in Myanmar could escalate into a civil conflict similar to that seen in Syria due to the clampdown on protests by the military there. According to the UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet,...
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Myanmar Could Erupt Into 'full-blown Conflict', Un Warns

Anti-coup demonstrators across Myanmar turned the country’s traditional New Year’s celebration into a quiet protest against the military junta Tuesday, as the United Nations warned the situation could deteriorate into “full-blown...
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1 Issue Where The Biden Administration And Mitch Mcconnell Really See Eye To Eye

"On the domestic front, I have not yet witnessed something I've been happy about," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Politico in an interview, referring to the Biden administration's policy choices. But when it comes to Myanmar,...
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Aid Groups Fear Covid Third Wave In Post-coup Myanmar 

Aid groups say Myanmar’s efforts to contain the novel coronavirus have been crumbling since a Feb. 1 coup that has plunged parts of the country into chaos, raising fears of a third wave of infections. The military takeover has set off daily —...
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Myanmar’s Junta Levies New Charge Against Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s ruling military junta filed a sixth charge against deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday as demonstrations continued against the February 1 coup.   Min Min Soe, Suu Kyi’s lawyer, told reporters that his client was charged...
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Myanmar Crackdown Intensifies As Air Strikes Lead To More Killings And Displacement

46 children have died during the protest crackdown and air strikesAnti-coup protesters hold a banner calling for the restoration of civilian rule in Myanmar. Photo by author. This article originally appeared on Medium and was written by a blogger...
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India’s Concerns Over Myanmar Drive Policy, Analysts Say 

Analysts say India’s concern that isolating Myanmar’s military, which staged the country’s February 1 coup, will drive it closer to China, and fears of instability in a country with a long common border are driving a desire by New Delhi to...
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Russia Seen Advancing Se Asian Ambitions Through Myanmar Generals

Analysts say Russia is increasing arms sales to Myanmar’s military and steadfastly standing by Myanmar’s coup leader, General Min Aung Hlaing, an alliance they say will further Moscow’s foreign policy ambitions across Southeast Asia through...
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Analysts See Russia Advancing Southeast Asian Ambitions Through Myanmar’s Generals

Analysts say Russia is increasing arms sales to Myanmar’s military and steadfastly standing by Myanmar’s coup leader, General Min Aung Hlaing, an alliance they say will further Moscow’s foreign policy ambitions across Southeast Asia through...
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My Unusual Week With Myanmar’s Violent, Paranoid Military Junta

Clumsy propaganda tour reveals the generals’ strategy in combating global condemnation amid a crackdown on anti-coup protesters.
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Myanmar Envoy Appeals For No-fly Zone, Arms Embargo

Myanmar's U.N. envoy, who was appointed by the democratically elected government, appealed to the international community Friday to protect civilians from the country's military with a no-fly zone, arms embargo and targeted sanctions. "It is...
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Foreign Investors Reassess Ties With Myanmar

As recently as last year, Myanmar was being touted as an attractive destination for international investors, even in the face of bad publicity over the government’s handling of the crisis in Rakhine State, where almost 1 million Rohingya residents...

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No Amendment To The Constitution Is Absolute?

Today’s on The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan and co-host John Kiriakou discussed current events, including President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland announcing limited measures to tackle gun violence in the US, eleven killed as...
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'no Cease-fire' In Myanmar’s Ethnic Minority States, According To Humanitarian Group

Ethnic groups in Myanmar’s Kayin State and elsewhere are reportedly still experiencing waves of attacks from the country’s military, the Tatmadaw, after the February coup, despite the junta’s declaration of a one-month cease-fire on March...
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China Scrambles To Lock Down Myanmar Border Amid Fears Of Covid And Post-coup Instability

Fighting has broken out near the frontier, driving refugees and an uptick in imported cases.
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People In India's Mizoram Take A Musical Route To Give Aid To Distressed Myanmar Refugees

Hundreds of people have entered India since the 1 February coup when the Myanmar military seized power and toppled an elected government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy. A large number have sought refuge in...
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