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200 rights groups push for UN arms embargo on Myanmar

Reuters Photo LONDON – More than 200 civil society groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, called on the UN Security Council on Wednesday to impose an arms embargo on Myanmar to help protect civilians peacefully protesting a military coup. Since the military seized power on Feb 1 and ousted an ...

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Britain slams ‘bullying’ Myanmar over London embassy standoff

Myanmar’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Kyaw Zwar Minn, waits unsuccessfully for an answer on the intercom, as police officers stand on duty outside the Myanmar Embassy in London. – AFP LONDON (AFP) – Britain condemned “bullying” by the Myanmar junta after the country’s ambassador to London was ousted in ...

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More than 12,000 displaced by Myanmar junta air strikes

Anti-coup protesters run from teargas and charging riot police and soldiers in Mandalay, Myanmar. Demonstrators in Myanmar took to the streets again to protest last month’s seizure of power by the military. (AP Photo) YANGON – A rebel group has accused Myanmar’s military of deploying “excessive force”, saying on Saturday ...

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UK, US sanction Myanmar junta entities as five killed

LONDON – The United States and Britain imposed sanctions on military-controlled conglomerates in Myanmar on Thursday as security forces were reported to have killed five more pro-democracy protesters in an unrelenting crackdown on dissent. Thousands of people held protests against last month s coup in the commercial capital Yangon, central Monywa ...

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Myanmar’s ousted leader Suu Kyi faces new corruption charges

YANGON – Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be hit with fresh corruption charges from the country’s military junta, a decision slammed by her lawyer as “groundless and illogical” on Thursday. The new military regime has already issues several criminal charges against the Nobel laureate since she was ...

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Myanmar unrest driving up food, fuel prices: WFP

ROME – The political unrest in Myanmar is driving up food and fuel prices, risking pushing the country’s most vulnerable people further into poverty, the UN’s World Food Programme warned. The price of palm oil is up 20 percent in the areas around the biggest city, Yangon, compared to the ...

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Myanmar forces kill at least 18 protesters

YANGON: At least 18 anti-coup protesters were killed in one of the deadliest days since Myanmar was thrust back under military rule, as a group of ousted MPs urged citizens to “defend themselves” during the nation’s “darkest moment”. But the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, an advocacy group, put the ...

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Above 100 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

YANGON: The bodies of at least 100 jade miners were pulled from the mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday, in one of the worst ever accidents to hit the perilous industry. Scores die each year while working in the country’s lucrative but poorly regulated jade industry, which ...

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Thailand, Myanmar burn billions in seized drugs

KATHMANDU: More than $US839 million ($1.2 billion) worth of seized illegal drugs have been destroyed in Myanmar to mark the annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Myanmar, along with Laos and Thailand is part of South-East Asia’s Golden Triangle and has long been a hub of illicit ...

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Myanmar: Life under world’s longest internet shutdown

NAYPYITAW: Since Myanmar shut off the internet in two states a year ago, lawyer Oo Twan Hla, who was once able to check online when his cases were scheduled, said he must now travel through a war zone to read a signboard. An aspiring medic, in a community largely barred ...

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