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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

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

Myanmar junta threatens to 'annihilate' coup opponents on crackdown anniversary
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Myanmar junta threatens to 'annihilate' coup opponents on crackdown anniversary

The Southeast Asian country has been in chaos since a putsch in February 2021, with more than 1,700 people killed in crackdowns on dissent

Myanmar crisis: One year after putsch, why India needs to recalibrate its policy
India

Myanmar crisis: One year after putsch, why India needs to recalibrate its policy

Myanmar — regardless of who governs its polity — is the crucial linchpin for India’s Act East Policy

Pay your power bill or pay with your life, Myanmar soldiers warn citizens
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Pay your power bill or pay with your life, Myanmar soldiers warn citizens

For weeks, residents say, troops have been going door to door alongside power company workers to extract payments in major urban areas, including the nation’s two largest cities, Yangon and Mandalay

Three feared dead as Myanmar army truck mows down anti-government protesters in Yangon
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Three feared dead as Myanmar army truck mows down anti-government protesters in Yangon

A worker for a local emergency rescue team said two men and a woman in their early 20s were brought to a military hospital for treatment

United Nation says over three million in Myanmar need life-saving aid
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United Nation says over three million in Myanmar need life-saving aid

Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence across the country, and 223,000 people remain internally displaced

UN special envoy for Myanmar says generals 'very surprised' at resistance to coup, but don't fear sanctions
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UN special envoy for Myanmar says generals 'very surprised' at resistance to coup, but don't fear sanctions

Christine Schraner Burgener said she had always warned the Security Council and the General Assembly of the possibility of a coup because she knew the military had the power

Myanmar's UN envoy fired for denouncing junta as crackdown on dissenters continue
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Myanmar's UN envoy fired for denouncing junta as crackdown on dissenters continue

News of Kyaw Moe Tun's removal follows a day of mass arrests by Myanmar's security forces as the country enters its fourth week of daily protests against the generals' grip on power

Myanmar coup: Protesters denounce deadly shootings by security forces; FB takes down military page
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Myanmar coup: Protesters denounce deadly shootings by security forces; FB takes down military page

Police shot dead two people on Saturday near a dockyard as security forces tried to force workers to load a boat

Myanmar coup: 'Voter fraud' justifies takeover, military rule will be different this time, says army chief
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Myanmar coup: 'Voter fraud' justifies takeover, military rule will be different this time, says army chief

New junta chief General Min Aung Hlaing made these remarks during his first televised address since the coup and pledged to hand back control after fresh elections

In geopolitical struggle over Myanmar, China has an edge over US, other nations seeking to shape events
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In geopolitical struggle over Myanmar, China has an edge over US, other nations seeking to shape events

The Chinese government, according to experts, sees the coup as “a moment of opportunity” to undercut the inroads the United States and other Asian nations made during Myanmar’s halting democratic opening

Myanmar junta blocks mobile internet, broadband access as protests against military coup expand
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Myanmar junta blocks mobile internet, broadband access as protests against military coup expand

The broad outage followed Friday's government order to block Twitter and Instagram that said some people were trying to use the platforms to spread what it deemed fake news

India is deeply concerned over military coup in Myanmar, detention of top political leaders, says MEA
India

India is deeply concerned over military coup in Myanmar, detention of top political leaders, says MEA

Hours after the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi and other NLD leaders, the External Affairs Ministry said that Indian government has been steadfast in supporting the democratic transition in Myanmar

Acting East: India's Buddha diplomacy shines once more as Myanmar's air force chief visits, prays at Bodh Gaya
India

Acting East: India's Buddha diplomacy shines once more as Myanmar's air force chief visits, prays at Bodh Gaya

Much more than religion was at play when the air force chief of Myanmar visited Bodh Gaya on Thursday. Located nearby is an Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) where many Myanmarese military officers are being trained.

Mizoram govt, Assam Rifles fail to deport 219 Myanmar refugees; MEA says neighbouring country 'failed to convince them to return'
India

Mizoram govt, Assam Rifles fail to deport 219 Myanmar refugees; MEA says neighbouring country 'failed to convince them to return'

Mizoram government and the Assam Rifles authorities on Tuesday failed to deport 219 Myanmar refugees from Lawngtlai district to the neighbouring country.

India, Myanmar joint military operation in Sagaing may deal crippling blow to NSCN(K), other insurgent groups in North East
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India, Myanmar joint military operation in Sagaing may deal crippling blow to NSCN(K), other insurgent groups in North East

The Myanmar Army and Indian Army's joint operation to flush out fighters of the ULFA (Independent), PLA and the UNLF from Myanmar's Sagaing region could serve a crippling blow to insurgency in the North East, including the Naga rebel group NSCN (Khaplang) faction, which has been unwilling to sit for peace talks with the Indian government

Massacre in Myanmar: The story on Rohingya killings that got Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo arrested
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Massacre in Myanmar: The story on Rohingya killings that got Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo arrested

The Rohingya Muslim killings in Inn Din in Myanmar, which Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo traced, marked another bloody episode in the ethnic violence in Rakhine.

Myanmar Army kills six ethnic Rakhine detainees on suspicion of being rebels as fears grow over military impunity
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Myanmar Army kills six ethnic Rakhine detainees on suspicion of being rebels as fears grow over military impunity

Myanmar's army said it shot dead six detainees in a village school Thursday while holding 275 men on suspicion of being Rakhine rebels.

Rakhine rebels kill 13 Myanmar policemen in brazen raids as country celebrates Independence Day
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Rakhine rebels kill 13 Myanmar policemen in brazen raids as country celebrates Independence Day

Thirteen Myanmar police officers were killed in raids Friday by ethnic Rakhine rebels, the army said, in a brazen, co-ordinated attack on the country's Independence Day which adds a dangerous new dimension to the conflict in the restive western state