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Myanmar Coup | Women And Children Killed, Bodies Burnt In Christmas Eve Massacre

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The purported photos of the aftermath of the Christmas Eve massacre in eastern Mo So village, just outside Hpruso township went viral on social media fueling outrage against the military that took power in Myanmar in February.

Myanmar: Public's Cries For Gas Sanctions Grows Thunderous To Stop Military Funding

Dec 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Myanmar: The United Nations' top expert on human rights in the country said millions of people across the country are imposing personal sanctions by withholding taxes, refusing to pay power bills and boycotting products linked to the military.

Myanmar: Public Demands Gas Sanctions To Curb Military Funding

As the Myanmar military continues to rule with a hard whip in the country, people have come out to demand sanctions on oil and gas funds, the country's single largest source of foreign currency revenue.

Aung San Suu Kyi Can Face Life Imprisonment After December 6 Verdict

Nov 30, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Sources report the first ruling in the trial of the ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been put back by a week. She could spend the rest of her life in prison if convicted of charges including incitement and corruption.

Hate Speech Still Rampant On Facebook In Myanmar

From homophobic propaganda to military justifying brutality, hate speech in Myanmar is still doing rounds on Facebook, even after coming under scrutiny.

03 November, 2021

37,000 People Displaced In Northwestern Myanmar, Many Have Fled To India: United Nations

Outlook Web Desk

Amid the fighting between local defense forces and military in Myanmar, about 37,000 people are displaced in the northwestern region, a United Nations spokesperson said.

02 November, 2021

As World Focuses On Afghan Crisis, Myanmar Army Quietly Consolidates Power

Seema Guha

Win Htein, an 80-year-old close aide of Aung San Suu Kyi, was the speaker and former member of Parliament who uses a wheelchair and needs constant oxygen support to breathe.

29 October, 2021

Myanmar: Suu Kyi Aide Jailed For 20 Years For Treason — Local Reports

Deutsche Welle

U Win Htein, who is a close confidante of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was given a 20-year jail term by a special court.

28 October, 2021

Myanmar Military Subjecting Locals To Systematic Torture, Reports Say

Associated Press (AP)

Since the coup in Myanmar, the military has been systematically torturing those detained, finds a report highlighting alleged atrocities inside a detention facility of over 9,000 people.

18 October, 2021

ASEAN Countries Blind To Opposition's Violence: Myanmar Leader

Associated Press (AP)

Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing blamed groups that were organized to oppose the military takeover for the ongoing deadly unrest in Myanmar.

01 October, 2021

Myanmar: Crisis On Top Of Crisis On Top Of Yet Another Crisis, Says UN Top Humanitarian Official

Associated Press (AP)

Andrew Kirkwood, a top UN official in Myanmar was referring to the increasing communal strife, military coup and a 'devastating third wave' of the Covid-19 pandemic.


30 September, 2021

UN Supports 5-Point Plan To Stop Violence And Restore Peace In Myanmar

Associated Press (AP)

The plan that calls for stopping violence, constructive dialogue, appointment of an ASEAN special envoy as mediator and humanitarian aid has got ASEAN support.

09 August, 2021

Govt: Over 8,400 Myanmarese Nationals Crossed Over Into India Following February 1 Coup

Outlook Web Bureau

Myanmar's military seized control of the country in a coup on February 1 after detaining Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD).

20 June, 2021

Myanmar Rejects UN General Assembly Resolution Calling For An Arms Embargo

Associated Press (AP)

The UN General Assembly on Friday condemned the Myanmar military’s February coup and passed a resolution urging for an arms embargo on the country

19 June, 2021

UN Assembly Passes Resolution For An Arms Embargo On Myanmar As India Abstains From Voting

Outlook Web Bureau

The UN General Assembly on Monday condemned the Myanmar military for staging a coup in the country on February and urged it to respect ‘the people’s will’

16 June, 2021

Over 9,000 People From Myanmar Including CM Of Chin State Take Refuge In Mizoram

Outlook Web Bureau

Mizoram Police said that as many as 24 politicians and legislators from the neighbouring country have sought refuge in India even since the junta took over Myanmar in February.

24 April, 2021

Myanmar Violence: ASEAN Officials Meet Coup Leader Amid Rise In Killings Of Protesters

Associated Press (AP)

ASEAN leaders met Senior Gen Min Aung Hlaing in an emergency summit in Indonesia on Saturday to urge for an end to violence by security forces in Myanmar


06 April, 2021

Myanmar Protest: Forces Arrest 60-Year-Old Comedian, Break Up Doctors' March

Associated Press (AP)

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, at least 570 protesters and bystanders, including 47 children, have been killed in the crackdown since the takeover

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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