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Myanmar violence, South China Sea tensions are top issues as Southeast Asian diplomats meet in Laos

Jul. 25, 2024 08:16 AM EDT

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers and top diplomats from key partners including the United States and China are gathering in the Laotian capital on Thursday for the start of three days of talks expected to focus on the increasingly violent civil war in Myanmar, tensions in...

The leader of Myanmar's army government is named acting president so he can renew state of emergency

Jul. 22, 2024 13:54 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the head of Myanmar’s military-government, on Monday also took the position of acting president to replace the holder of that post who was unable to perform his duties due to health problems, state media reported. The announcement of...

Myanmar's civil war has seen a devastating increase in attacks on schools, researchers say

Jul. 20, 2024 03:53 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — An intensification of fighting in Myanmar’s civil war has brought a sharp increase in destructive attacks on schools, a group that monitors armed conflict in the Southeast Asian nation said in a report Saturday. Myanmar Witness said the attacks have further...

Strife-torn Myanmar marks 77th anniversary of the assassination of independence hero Gen. Aung San

Jul. 19, 2024 08:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government held a wreath-laying ceremony in the country’s largest city Friday to mark the anniversary of the assassination of the country’s fallen independence heroes, including Gen. Aung San, the father of the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. ...

New players emerge in fighting in Myanmar's northeast, as powerful ethnic militias intervene

Jul. 15, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Recently renewed combat in northeastern Myanmar between troops of the military government and ethnic minority militias has in the past few days become more complicated, as two minority groups not previously involved in the fighting stepped into the fray, claiming to act as a third...

Myanmar's ethnic rebels say they captured an airport in a new setback for the military government

Jul. 08, 2024 10:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — One of Myanmar’s most powerful ethnic minority groups battling the military government said it captured an airport serving the country’s top world-class beach resort, marking the first time resistance forces have seized such a facility. Residents of the area in...

Fierce fighting breaks out as militias launch new attacks against regime in Myanmar's civil war

Jul. 05, 2024 06:00 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — New fighting has broken out in northeastern Myanmar, bringing an end to a Chinese-brokered cease-fire and putting pressure on the military regime as it faces attacks from resistance forces on multiple fronts in the country's civil war. The Ta'ang National Liberation...

Japanese executive among dozens arrested in Myanmar for allegedly selling rice above set prices

Jul. 01, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government has arrested a Japanese business executive, along with dozens of local businessmen, for allegedly selling rice at prices well above the officially regulated ones, state-run media said Monday. The reports said Hiroshi Kasamatsu, a...

Funeral for monk shot by soldiers highlights Myanmar army's delicate relationship to Buddhist clergy

Jun. 27, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Hundreds of people attended the funeral on Thursday of a senior monk who was fatally shot by soldiers in an incident that could undermine the cozy relationship that Myanmar’s military government has tried to maintain with the country’s Buddhist clergy. The body...

Thai banks are the top suppliers of financial services to Myanmar’s military, UN expert says

Jun. 26, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai banks have become the main supplier of international financial services for Myanmar’s military government, enabling it to purchase goods and equipment to carry out its increasingly bloody war against pro-democracy resistance forces and armed ethnic minority groups, a U.N....