Latest Coups d'etat News

Myanmar resistance steadfast against army rule 2 years later

Feb. 01, 2023 09:20 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The prospects for peace in Myanmar, much less a return to democracy, seem dimmer than ever two years after the army seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, experts say. On Wednesday, legions of opponents of military rule heeded a call by protest...

How Myanmar is faring 2 years after army ousted Suu Kyi

Jan. 31, 2023 19:30 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Two years after Myanmar’s generals ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, thousands of people have died in civil conflict and many more have been forced from their homes in a dire humanitarian crisis. Myanmar's economy, once one of the fastest growing in...

UN expert: Myanmar junta will seek legitimacy in `sham' vote

Jan. 31, 2023 17:55 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The independent U.N. special investigator on Myanmar warned Tuesday that the country’s military rulers plan to seek legitimacy by orchestrating a “sham” election this year and urged all countries to reject the illegal and “farcical" vote. Tom Andrews...

US sanctions Myanmar groups ahead of coup anniversary

Jan. 31, 2023 12:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Tuesday it was imposing sanctions on a group of people and organizations connected to Myanmar's military regime as the two-year anniversary nears for the coup that removed the country's civilian government. Six people and three organizations were...

Rights groups say Myanmar military is increasing air attacks

Jan. 31, 2023 08:39 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military is increasingly turning to airstrikes with deadly results to try to crush stiff armed resistance two years after it seized power and plunged the country into a prolonged civil war, a human rights monitoring group said in a report Tuesday. The...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 30, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Austin American-Statesman. January 27, 2023. Editorial: Much work left to fix Texas’ foster care failures A new federal report on Texas’ failing foster care system makes clear the state has a long way to go before Texans can be confident the agency is adequately...

Mali defends Russian ties and opposes options for UN force

Jan. 28, 2023 01:39 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Mali’s foreign minister defended the military government’s cooperation with Russia on Friday and rejected three options proposed by the U.N. chief to reconfigure the U.N. peacekeeping force in the west African country where Al-Qaida and Islamic State extremist groups are...

Myanmar's military government enacts new political party law

Jan. 27, 2023 21:25 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-controlled government has enacted a new law on registration of political parties that will make it difficult for opposition groups to mount a serious challenge to army-backed candidates in a general election set to take place later this year. The...

Myanmar opposition attacks military's population survey

Jan. 23, 2023 09:44 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s pro-democracy resistance forces have attacked military government personnel conducting a population survey, in an attempt to disrupt preparations for an election later this year that they consider illegitimate. Units of the People’s Defense Force, the...

Lawmakers seek to bar insurrectionists from holding office

Jan. 22, 2023 08:08 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in a handful of states are trying to send a message two years after the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol: Those who engage in an attempted overthrow of the government shouldn’t be allowed to run it. New York, Connecticut and Virginia are...