Russia says it is seeking to strengthen military ties with Myanmar

Russia wants to strengthen military ties with Myanmar, its state media reported on Friday, after a meeting between top defence officials and a junta condemned by Western countries for killing hundreds of civilian protesters. Russia’s deputy defence minister, Alexander Fomin, met in the capital Naypyitaw on Friday with junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing,Continue reading “Russia says it is seeking to strengthen military ties with Myanmar”

Diary of a Myanmar medic: ‘I learned to treat gunshot wounds on YouTube’

A doctor who provides treatment to protesters injured by the military describes the daily violence and trauma of post-coup Myanmar A doctor who provides treatment to protesters wounded by the army and police has described a week in the turmoil of the post-coup Myanmar. When the military coup happened, I joined a group of medics providing treatment toContinue reading “Diary of a Myanmar medic: ‘I learned to treat gunshot wounds on YouTube’”

U.S. and Britain blacklist Myanmar military-controlled companies

The United States and Britain on Thursday jointly imposed sanctions on two conglomerates controlled by Myanmar’s military following the generals’ Feb. 1 coup and deadly crackdown, with Washington calling it a response to “abhorrent violence and abuses.” The sanctions target Myanma Economic Holdings Public Company Ltd (MEHL) and Myanmar Economic Corporation Ltd (MEC), the U.S.Continue reading “U.S. and Britain blacklist Myanmar military-controlled companies”

Myanmar coup: Seven-year-old shot ‘as she ran into father’s arms’

A seven-year-old girl has been shot dead in Myanmar, becoming the youngest known victim in the crackdown following last month’s military coup. Khin Myo Chit’s family told the BBC she was killed by police while she ran towards her father, during a raid on their home in the city of Mandalay. Myanmar’s military has beenContinue reading “Myanmar coup: Seven-year-old shot ‘as she ran into father’s arms’”

Myanmar junta blames protesters as EU, U.S. impose sanctions

Myanmar’s military accused anti-junta protesters of arson and violence as Western countries imposed more sanctions on individuals and groups linked to last month’s coup and the ensuing bloody crackdown on dissent. Junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun said 164 protesters had been killed in the violence and expressed sadness at the deaths. “They are also ourContinue reading “Myanmar junta blames protesters as EU, U.S. impose sanctions”

Doctors protest in Myanmar as crackdown claims more lives

Myanmar Now, citing a doctor in Monywa, identified the victim as Min Min Zaw, who was shot in the head as he was helping assemble barricades for a protest. Virtually all the dead since the coup have been shot, many of them in the head. Elsewhere, students, teachers and engineers marched in Dawei, a cityContinue reading “Doctors protest in Myanmar as crackdown claims more lives”

Myanmar protesters defiant as two more killed, pressure on junta grows

Demonstrators in Myanmar maintained their dogged opposition to military rule on Sunday despite a rising death toll, with two more people killed as the junta appeared equally determined to resist growing pressure to compromise. The country has been in turmoil since the military overthrew an elected government led by Nobel peace laureate Aung San SuuContinue reading “Myanmar protesters defiant as two more killed, pressure on junta grows”

Myanmar faces growing isolation as military tightens grip

Myanmar faced increasing isolation on Thursday as further more restrictions on internet services hampered the ability of opponents of military rule to organise and report on violence, but protesters still rallied in defiance of a deadly crackdown. While the security forces have focused on stamping out dissent in the commercial capital Yangon and other citiesContinue reading “Myanmar faces growing isolation as military tightens grip”

Families plan funerals, children reported among Myanmar dead

Monitoring group says three children among 74 killed on Sunday, with 20 more deaths reported on Monday. The families of dozens of people killed during anti-coup protests in Myanmar were preparing to hold funerals after a night of candle-lit vigils as a monitoring group said that three children were among the dead on Sunday andContinue reading “Families plan funerals, children reported among Myanmar dead”

Myanmar military likely behind ‘crimes against humanity’: UN expert

Myanmar’s military is likely committing “crimes against humanity”, the UN’s top expert on rights in the country said Thursday, adding that at least 70 people had reportedly been “murdered” since the February 1 coup. Thomas Andrews told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that Myanmar was currently being “controlled by a murderous, illegal regime”.Continue reading “Myanmar military likely behind ‘crimes against humanity’: UN expert”

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