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More than one million people displaced in Myanmar since military coup: UN
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More than one million people displaced in Myanmar since military coup: UN

The Southeast Asian nation has been in turmoil since the military ousted Aung San Suu Kyi's government last year, sparking widespread armed resistance

Myanmar junta court sentences Suu Kyi, Australian economist to three years
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Myanmar junta court sentences Suu Kyi, Australian economist to three years

Both have been detained since a coup in February last year, when the military ousted Suu Kyi's government, for which Sean Turnell was an adviser.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to three years for electoral fraud: Sources
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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to three years for electoral fraud: Sources

The military has since cancelled the result and said it uncovered more than 11 million instances of voter fraud.

Right Word | Rohingya Muslims: Origin of the crisis and another side of their story
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Right Word | Rohingya Muslims: Origin of the crisis and another side of their story

Anyone who doesn’t toe the one-sided narrative will be targeted by this nexus of global players who have been telling us only one side of the story

Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi jailed for six more years
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Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi jailed for six more years

Aung San Suu Kyi has been alleged to have used her position to rent public land at below-market prices

UN's new special envoy Noeleen Heyzer makes first visit to strife-torn Myanmar
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UN's new special envoy Noeleen Heyzer makes first visit to strife-torn Myanmar

Noeleen Heyzer 'will focus on addressing the deteriorating situation and immediate concerns as well as other priority areas of her mandate', according to a UN statement

Myanmar junta court jails Aung San Suu Kyi for six years over corruption charges
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Myanmar junta court jails Aung San Suu Kyi for six years over corruption charges

The ousted leader has been detained since 1 February last year. She has since been hit with a series of charges, including violating the official secrets act, corruption and electoral fraud. She faces decades in jail if convicted on all counts

ASEAN foreign ministers to push for tougher action on Myanmar; condemns junta's execution of four prisoners
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ASEAN foreign ministers to push for tougher action on Myanmar; condemns junta's execution of four prisoners

Myanmar has been in chaos since a coup in February last year and the death toll from the military's brutal crackdown on dissent has passed 2,100, according to a local monitoring group

Global outrage grows over Myanmar's execution of four political prisoners
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Global outrage grows over Myanmar's execution of four political prisoners

Myanmar's military-led government that seized power from elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi in February 2021 has been accused of thousands of extrajudicial killings since then, but the hangings announced Monday were the country's first official executions in decades

Veteran activist, hip-hop-star-turned lawmaker: The men executed by Myanmar’s junta
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Veteran activist, hip-hop-star-turned lawmaker: The men executed by Myanmar’s junta

On Monday, Myanmar’s military junta executed four pro-democracy activists for committing ‘terror acts’. Veteran activist Ko Jimmy Kyaw Min Yu, better known as Ko Jimmy, and hip-hop star who later became an MP, Aung Phyo Zayar Thaw, were among the four killed

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi moved to solitary confinement in prison
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Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi moved to solitary confinement in prison

Since her ouster in a coup last year, Suu Kyi had been under house arrest at an undisclosed location in Naypyidaw, accompanied by several domestic staff and her dog

Indira Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto, and Sirimavo Bandaranaike: The league of extraordinary women leaders from Asia
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Indira Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto, and Sirimavo Bandaranaike: The league of extraordinary women leaders from Asia

With Droupadi Murmu set to become India's first female tribal president, here's a look at some of the most influential and powerful women in Asia — past and present

Myanmar court sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to 5 years for corruption: The rise and fall of the Nobel laureate
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Myanmar court sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to 5 years for corruption: The rise and fall of the Nobel laureate

If convicted in all the charges, Aung San Suu Kyi may face a sentence of more than 190 years in prison

Myanmar junta court convicts Suu Kyi of corruption, sentences her to five years in prison
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Myanmar junta court convicts Suu Kyi of corruption, sentences her to five years in prison

Since a military coup deposed her government in February last year, plunging the country into upheaval, Suu Kyi has faced a barrage of criminal cases that could see her jailed for decades

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial for election fraud
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Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial for election fraud

Her supporters and human rights groups say the cases against her are baseless and have been contrived to bar her return to politics and participation in a new election the army has promised by 2023

UN urges end to violence in Myanmar as junta crackdown continues
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UN urges end to violence in Myanmar as junta crackdown continues

According to a local monitoring group, security forces have killed over 1,500 people since the military seized power on 1 February, 2021

Peace eludes Myanmar a year after military coup as junta's crackdown continues
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Peace eludes Myanmar a year after military coup as junta's crackdown continues

Military’s use of force to hold on to power has escalated conflict with its civilian opponents, to the point that some experts describe the country as being in a state of civil war

Myanmar junta hits ousted leader Suu Kyi with five new corruption charges over helicopter purchase
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Myanmar junta hits ousted leader Suu Kyi with five new corruption charges over helicopter purchase

Suu Kyi is facing criminal and corruption charges including violating the country's official secrets laws. If convicted of all of them, she could face sentences tallying more than 100 years in prison

Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years jail term
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Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years jail term

Suu Kyi is confined to an undisclosed location in the capital, with her link to the outside world limited to brief pre-trial meetings with her lawyers

Suu Kyi trial: Myanmar court postpones verdicts on two charges against ousted leader
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Suu Kyi trial: Myanmar court postpones verdicts on two charges against ousted leader

The court gave no reason for delaying the verdicts until 10 January, according to the legal official, who insisted on anonymity for fear of being punished by the authorities, who have restricted the release of information about Suu Kyi's trials