01 Mar 2021

Eighteen Killed in Myanmar’s Bloodiest Day of Protests Since Coup

At least 18 people died over the weekend in Myanmar, according to United Nations officials, marking the bloodiest days of protests since Myanmar military forces staged a coup and ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Protestors took to the streets to protest the coup, however, this weekend they were

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22 Feb 2021

Myanmar grinds to a halt as hundreds of thousands strike against military coup

Hundreds of thousands of people in Myanmar answered a call for a general strike on Monday. This strike is to protest the military coup and is bringing cities to a standstill, despite fears of violent repercussions. This strike is the most coordinated and largest sine the coup began on February

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09 Feb 2021

Police fire rubber bullets as protesters in Myanmar defy ban

Police in Myanmar has allegedly fired rubber bullets at protestors demonstrating in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw. Law enforcement maintains that the aggression was necessary as the crowds were defying a ban on protests. Water cannons and tear gas were also used to disperse protestors. One woman is

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05 Feb 2021

Biden Issues Warnings on Crises in Myanmar, Russia

On Thursday, US President Joe Biden issued warnings over developments in Russia and Myanmar. Biden also declared that he would end US support for the Saudi led war in Yemen, emphasizing multilateral agreements and human rights. This marks Joe Biden’s first speech on foreign policy as president. Under the Biden

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05 Feb 2021

Teachers in Myanmar join growing protests against military

Myanmar is currently witnessing extensive protests following a military coup that ousted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi from office. Demonstrators gathered at a university in Yangon to express their support for the now-detained Ms. Kyi, donning red ribbons to represent her party’s color. Ms. Kyi and others have allegedly

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04 Feb 2021

After Myanmar Coup, Aung San Suu Kyi Accused of Illegally Importing Walkie Talkies

Myanmar authorities claim that former leader Aung San Suu Kyi has remained in custody for two weeks due to allegations that she illegally imported walkie talkies, according to a spokesman for her political party. The accusations came to light just two days after Myanmar’s military seized power from the civilian-run

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03 Feb 2021

Coup Puts Myanmar at the Center of U.S.-China Clash

Myanmar has found itself at the heart of tensions between the US and China after the military effectively staged a coup against the current elected government. Myanmar’s transition from military rule towards democracy occurred roughly a decade ago and was championed as a victory for Washington’s agenda in China’s backyard.

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01 Feb 2021

Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi detained as military seizes control

Myanmar’s military detained Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected leaders, allowing the military to seize power. A one-year state of emergency has been declared, communications are limited and troops are patrolling streets in major cities of Myanmar. The army claims Suu Kyi’s win in a landslide election was

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14 Jan 2021

A Rohingya Camp Fire Leaves Hundreds Homeless

The Rohingya camp in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh saw a large fire tear through the area on Thursday. Hundreds of shelters were destroyed and displaced Muslim refugees into the winter cold. The blaze did not cause any casualties, however, it left hundreds of people without homes. Bangladesh is

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10 Sep 2020

Myanmar soldiers confess to mass murder of Rohingya Muslims in new video

A new video released through a human rights group includes the confessions of two Myanmar military deserters who allegedly perpetrated the mass killing and rape of Rohingya Muslims in 2017. The footage of the soldiers represents the first admission by former members of the Myanmar military detailing operations that specifically

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