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This photo taken and received courtesy of an anonymous source on April 13, 2021 shows protesters taking part in a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay during the Myanmar New Year festival of Thingyan. (AFP)

Myanmar protesters cancel new year festivities; UN urges end to 'slaughter'

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 04:29 PM IST
The United Nations human rights office said it feared that the military clampdown on protests since the Feb. 1 coup risked escalating into a civil conflict like that seen in Syria and appealed for a halt to the "slaughter".
Security forces in trucks with a bus for people in custody stand by on Hledan road in Kamayut township of Yangon in Myanmar, on Monday, March 29, 2021. (AP)
Security forces in trucks with a bus for people in custody stand by on Hledan road in Kamayut township of Yangon in Myanmar, on Monday, March 29, 2021. (AP)

Myanmar's military conducts airstrikes along border, thousands flee to Thailand

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 07:03 PM IST
Myanmar aircraft carried out three strikes overnight on Sunday, according to Dave Eubank, a member of the Free Burma Rangers, a humanitarian relief agency that delivers medical and other assistance to villagers.
Anti-coup demonstrators display the three-finger salute in Nyaung-U, Myanmar March 17, 2021. (Reuters)
Anti-coup demonstrators display the three-finger salute in Nyaung-U, Myanmar March 17, 2021. (Reuters)

Myanmar faces growing isolation as junta limits internet, locks up journalists

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 02:24 PM IST
The total documented number of people killed in the unrest stood at 217 but the actual toll was probably much higher, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners activist group said.
The district bordering Myanmar has been under instruction to report crossing over of Myanmarese nationals.(AP file photo for representation purposee)
The district bordering Myanmar has been under instruction to report crossing over of Myanmarese nationals.(AP file photo for representation purposee)

Verifying reports of 3 Myanmarese cops crossing over to India, says Mizoram

By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Guwahati
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 07:43 AM IST
  • A Reuters report quoting unnamed officials stated that at least 19 Myanmarese policemen have crossed over to the Indian side through border areas in Serchip and Champhai districts
Pope Francis also appealed to the international community "to see to it that the hopes of the people of Myanmar are not suffocated by violence".(REUTERS)
Pope Francis also appealed to the international community "to see to it that the hopes of the people of Myanmar are not suffocated by violence".(REUTERS)

Pope Francis appeals to Myanmar military to release political prisoners

Reuters | , Vatican City
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:41 PM IST
  • Pope Francis, speaking at the end of his general audience, appealed directly to Myanmar's military authorities "so that dialogue prevails over repression and harmony over discord".
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks during an interview with BBC on March 2, 2021. (REUTERS )
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks during an interview with BBC on March 2, 2021. (REUTERS )

Military route will lead nowhere: Singapore PM on Myanmar crisis

Reuters | , Singapore
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 04:34 PM IST
Lee Hsien Loong said the military will have learned from the past that it was in the country's interests for it to work out an arrangement with an elected civilian government.
On February 1, the military detained the country's president, U Win Myint, and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, along with other senior figures from the ruling party in response to alleged poll fraud by the Union Election Commission.(Reuters)
On February 1, the military detained the country's president, U Win Myint, and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, along with other senior figures from the ruling party in response to alleged poll fraud by the Union Election Commission.(Reuters)

Myanmar citizens calls for boycott of military-linked products and services

ANI | , Naypyitaw
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:10 PM IST
  • The Myanmar population is pushing for the "Stop Buying Junta Business" campaign, as a sign of support for democracy against dictatorship of the military, also known as the Tatmadaw, and declaration of a one-year state of emergency, Myanmar Times reported.
Suu Kyi’s party has called for non-violent resistance to the military takeover,(Reuters)
Suu Kyi’s party has called for non-violent resistance to the military takeover,(Reuters)

Myanmar's Suu Kyi charged with possessing illegal radios

AP | , Yangon
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 05:07 PM IST
  • The charges against Suu Kyi appear to carry a maximum sentence of two years in prison. The charge sheets indicate the unregistered walkie-talkies were for use by Suu Kyi’s bodyguards.
Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is seen in this file photo. The UN chief’s report said the assaults were allegedly perpetrated by the Myanmar Armed Forces “at times acting in concert with local militias, in the course of military ‘clearance’ operations in October 2016 and August 2017.”(AFP File Photo)
Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is seen in this file photo. The UN chief’s report said the assaults were allegedly perpetrated by the Myanmar Armed Forces “at times acting in concert with local militias, in the course of military ‘clearance’ operations in October 2016 and August 2017.”(AFP File Photo)

Myanmar military put on UN blacklist for rape, sexual violence

Associated Press, United Nations | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 11:55 PM IST
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ report to the Security Council says that many of the almost 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled from Myanmar “bear the physical and psychological scars of brutal sexual assault.”
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