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    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers have agreed to downgrade Myanmar’s participation in an upcoming summit in their sharpest rebuke yet of its leaders following a Feb. 1 military takeover. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will invite a non-political representative instead of Myanmar’s military leader, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the grouping’s chair Brunei said...
    BANGKOK (AP) — In his speech last week to open the U.N. General Assembly, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres bracketed Myanmar with Afghanistan and Ethiopia as nations for whose people “peace and stability remain a distant dream.” He declared unwavering support for the people of the turbulent, military-ruled Southeast Asia state “in their pursuit of democracy, peace, human rights and the rule...
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asia’s top diplomats were meeting Monday to appoint a special envoy to help deal with the political crisis and violence gripping Myanmar and finalize an emergency plan to help control a coronavirus outbreak that many fear is spiraling out of control in the military-ruled nation. The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...
    BANGKOK - Myanmar, already on the brink of widespread civil war after February’s coup, is facing another crisis as COVID-19 cases surge. Cases have spiked, leaving infected patients desperate for medical assistance. Since the pandemic began, Myanmar has suffered over 246,000 COVID-19 cases and over 5,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. In recent weeks, virus cases have...
    (CNN)A severe Covid-19 wave is devastating Myanmar -- a country already on its knees following February's military coup -- with people queuing for hours for oxygen in major cities and the seriously ill dying at home because they are too scared to visit understaffed, ill-equipped hospitals. Images from the biggest city, Yangon, show families of the sick waiting at oxygen...
    On February 1, Myanmar's military seized control of the country, detaining elected leaders and installing a new regime. In the months since, security forces have killed hundreds as protesters have taken to the streets. Three Burmese expats told Insider they've felt heartbroken and helpless watching the violence from afar. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In the early...
    Protesters demonstrate against the military coup in Yangon, and demanded the release of detained State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi.Theint Mon Soe | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images U.S.-China relations may be off to a rough start under President Joe Biden, but the two countries could find common ground to work together to end the violence...
    (Adds context, quotes) By Poppy McPherson April 22 (Reuters) – Food insecurity is rising sharply in Myanmar in the wake of the military coup and deepening financial crisis with millions more people expected to go hungry in coming months, the United Nations said on Thursday. Up to 3.4 million more people will struggle to afford food in the next three...
    Millions face hunger in Myanmar as crisis worsens, United Nations says
    BANGKOK (AP) — Aid workers and activists are warning Myanmar’s political upheavals risk causing a regional refugee crisis as the strife following a February coup displaces growing numbers of people who have lost their livelihoods. Tom Andrews, the U.N. special rapporteur for Myanmar, said violence has left nearly 250,000 people displaced. As Myanmar’s neighbors prepare for a summit this week...
    More On: myanmar Burma’s junta doubles down on its bloody crackdown — can Biden find an answer? Myanmar junta deepens violence with new air attacks US suspends trade with Myanmar after crackdown Thousands take to the streets in Myanmar as more protesters are killed YANGON, Myanmar — Kachin guerrillas attacked a police outpost in northern Myanmar early Wednesday, local...
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Kachin guerrillas attacked a police outpost in northern Myanmar early Wednesday, local media reported, in an indication of the deepening involvement of ethnic minority armed forces in the country’s popular movement seeking to unseat the junta that seized power in February. The action follows conflict in eastern Myanmar, where Karen guerrillas seized an army outpost Saturday...
    The United Nations on Friday accused Myanmar's military rulers of occupying dozens of schools by force — in one case even assaulting teachers in the process — as they seek to quash a popular uprising against the February 1 coup in which they seized complete power of the country. A statement issued by UNICEF, the U.N. children's protection agency, in...
    YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar careened deeper into crisis, as police occupied hospitals and universities and reportedly arrested hundreds of people involved in protesting last month’s military seizure of power, while a coalition of labor unions called a strike for Monday. Tension was high Sunday in the country’s biggest city, Yangon, where for a second night running gunshots from heavy...
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — YouTube removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating its guidelines, it announced Friday, as demonstrators defied growing violence by security forces and staged more anti-coup protests ahead of a special U.N. Security Council meeting on the country's political crisis. YouTube said it is watching for any further content that might violate its rules. It...
    The New York Times ‘She Is a Hero’: In Myanmar’s Protests, Women Are on the Front Lines Ma Kyal Sin loved taekwondo, spicy food and a good red lipstick. She adopted the English name Angel, and her father hugged her goodbye when she went out on the streets of Mandalay, in central Myanmar, to join the crowds peacefully protesting the...
    NEW DELHI/DHAKA (Reuters) - India's foreign minister arrived in Bangladesh on Thursday ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid efforts to resolve the fate of 81 Rohingya refugees who are on a boat adrift in international waters. Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar will hold talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart on water sharing, trade and border issues, said two...
    By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a decade ago, the United States was touting Myanmar as an American success story. The Obama administration reveled in the restoration of civilian rule in the longtime U.S. pariah as a top foreign policy achievement and a potential model for engaging with other adversaries, such as Iran and Cuba. But...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a decade ago, the United States was touting Myanmar as an American success story. The Obama administration reveled in the restoration of civilian rule in the longtime U.S. pariah as a top foreign policy achievement and a potential model for engaging with other adversaries, such as Iran and Cuba. But today, Myanmar is once again an...
    By Tom Allard JAKARTA (Reuters) - A summit of Southeast Asian states held on Tuesday to discuss the coup in Myanmar failed to find a breakthrough to get the nation back on the path to democracy after last month's military takeover, sources with knowledge of the meeting said. Speaking after foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...
    (Reuters) - Foreign ministers of Southeast Asian countries prepared for a special meeting with Myanmar's ruling military on Tuesday in an effort to quell deadly violence and open a channel to tackle its escalating political crisis. The talks will come two days after the bloodiest day of unrest since the military removed Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government a month...
    By Tom Allard JAKARTA (Reuters) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) holds a meeting of foreign ministers on Tuesday to discuss the crisis after Myanmar's Feb. 1 coup, which will include representation from the military government. WHY ASEAN? The United Nations, United States, European Union, China and Asian powers have all identified ASEAN as a potentially pivotal player...
    Yangon, Myanmar — Members of a group supporting Myanmar's military junta attacked and injured people protesting Thursday against the army's February 1 seizure of power that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. At least several people were injured in the attacks in Myanmar's largest city.   The chaos complicates an already intractable standoff between the military and a...
    Indonesia is holding intensive talks with both the Myanmar military and representatives of the ousted elected government in a bid to end a crisis over a Feb. 1 military coup, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. Indonesia has taken the lead within the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in efforts to resolve Myanmar’s turmoil. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi...
    By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Regional diplomatic efforts to resolve Myanmar's political crisis gathered pace Wednesday, while protests continued in Yangon and other cities calling for the country's coupmakers to stand down and Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government to be returned to power. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi visited the Thai capital, Bangkok, as part of...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Regional diplomatic efforts to resolve Myanmar’s political crisis gathered pace Wednesday, while protests continued in Yangon and other cities calling for the country’s coupmakers to stand down and Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government to be returned to power. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi visited the Thai capital, Bangkok, as part of her efforts to coordinate a...
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Britain's envoy said on Monday it had submitted a request for a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council to address the crisis in Myanmar, where the military seized power a week ago. Ambassador Julian Braithwaite told an organisational meeting of the Geneva forum that it was making the request together with the European Union. "This...
    A political crisis in Myanmar “constitutes a military coup d’etat,” according to new analysis from Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s team. “After a careful review of the facts and circumstances, we have assessed that Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Burma's ruling party, and Win Myint, the duly elected head of government, were deposed in a military coup...
    Beijing — The military takeover in Myanmar and detention of Aung San Suu Kyi was “a major cabinet reshuffle” according to Chinese state media, which rolled out the euphemisms to avoid calling it a coup. As democratic leaders around the world slammed the Burmese military and President Joe Biden said the U.S. was “taking note” of who was standing up...
    President Biden and his Western allies are likely to use sanctions to punish the arrest of civilian officials in Myanmar, where a transition to democracy degenerated into ethnic cleansing and now an apparent coup. “When Burma, or Myanmar, was under the military rule, it was basically on the blacklist; there were a lot of sanctions against Burma,” a European...
    HUNDREDS of thousands of Muslim refugees have been fleeing from Myanmar amid brutal state persecution over the past few years. But who are the Rohingya, what has Aung San Suu Kyi said — and what is happening in Myanmar? 6 Rohingya people have faced widespread persecution in MyanmarCredit: Reuters What is the Rohingya crisis? Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic group...
    AUNG San Suu Kyi was one of the world's most admired and respected leaders, with many hoping she would usher in a new era for war-plagued Myanmar. She has risen to power after becoming one of the world's most prominent political prisoners but has been condemned over her handling of the Rohingya crisis. 3 Aung San Suu Kyi is the...
    (Reuters) - Carrying bundles of belongings and often barefoot, they trekked for days over western Myanmar's monsoon-drenched mountains, before fording the Naf River into Bangladesh. Many braved sea crossings in rickety, overloaded boats. It has been three years since the mass exodus of more than 730,000 Rohingya from Myanmar's Rakhine State following sweeping military retaliation to attacks by Rohingya insurgents...
    (Reuters) - This month marks the third anniversary of the fleeing of more than 730,000 Rohingya from Myanmar's Rakhine State to Bangladesh after a military-led crackdown in response to an attack by Muslim militants on Myanmar security posts. Here is a timeline of events in the crisis: Aug. 25, 2017 - Muslim insurgents of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA)...
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