Anarchy in Myanmar as junta supporters attack pro-democracy protesters

Anarchy on the streets of Myanmar as supporters of newly-installed junta attack opponents while Facebook bans military government following coup Violence broke out in Yangon as military supporters clashed with opponents At least one person was stabbed as slingshots were fired at democracy activists Facebook banned all pages and adverts linked to military over ‘deadly violence’ Myanmar’s generals seized power

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Myanmar coup: Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to ramp up pressure on military to step aside

The UK foreign secretary is to demand the instigators of the coup in Myanmar stand down and release the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In an address to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, Dominic Raab will say the democratic wishes of the nation should be respected, and violent scenes like those over the weekend when two protesters were

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Myanmar locks down Yangon region after record jump in COVID cases

Area’s more than four million people given less than 24 hours to prepare for ‘stay at home’ order. A stay-at-home order has taken effect across Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, after the country reported a record-high number of new COVID-19 cases, just weeks before its November elections. The region’s more than four million people had less than 24 hours to prepare

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Internet blackout in Myanmar's Rakhine enters its second year

Locals and campaigners appeal for an end to the blackout as coronavirus fears grip the region. The internet shutdown in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden northwest, described by rights groups as the world’s longest, has entered a second year. Locals and campaigners are appealing for an end to the blackout as coronavirus fears grip the region. More: UN’s Guterres asks Bangladesh to move

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Myanmar charges journalist under terrorism law, blocks news site

Nay Myo Lin, Voice of Myanmar’s chief editor, facing life sentence after publishing interview with rebel Arakan Army. A Myanmar court has charged a journalist who published an interview with the Arakan Army rebel group under a terrorism law, while his website and others reporting on the conflict in the troubled western Rakhine state were blocked, Reuters News Agency reported

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Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

YANGON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing for any offense caused. The error came to light on the second day of a visit by the president to the Southeast Asian country, where Xi

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Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road as Xi courts an isolated Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the West. But no major new projects were agreed during the two-day visit by President Xi Jinping, the first of any Chinese leader in 19

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Israel says envoy's 'GOOD LUCK' to Myanmar for genocide case was a mistake

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Israeli ambassador was mistaken to have sent a “GOOD LUCK” message to Myanmar ahead of World Court hearings on accusations the state committed genocide against Rohingya Muslims, Israel’s foreign ministry said on Thursday. Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported that the ambassador to Myanmar wished authorities good luck in tweets that have since been deleted ahead of the

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'We are hostages': Two years on, Rohingya still in Myanmar trapped by new war

YANGON (Reuters) – When Myanmar officials toured refugee camps in Bangladesh last month, inviting Rohingya Muslims who fled the country to return, they brought with them pamphlets adorned with cartoons showing hijab-wearing women passing through checkpoints and happily grasping identity cards. They did not mention the new war being waged at home. While the majority of Rohingya residents of northwestern

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