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Myanmar court moves venue for secrets trial of Australian

Sep. 14, 2021 06:01 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar has agreed to change the venue for the trial of an Australian economist and adviser to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on charges of violating the nation’s official secrets law, lawyers said Tuesday. Sean Turnell was charged...

Today in History

Sep. 14, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2021. There are 108 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem “Defence of Fort...

Suu Kyi illness causes Myanmar court to postpone her hearing

Sep. 13, 2021 08:05 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s detained former leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was unable to attend a scheduled court hearing Monday because she felt ill, her lawyers said. Suu Kyi is being tried in the capital Naypyitaw on charges of sedition — defined as spreading information...

Fighting in Myanmar kills at least 15 after uprising call

Sep. 10, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Fifteen to 20 villagers, including several teenagers, have been killed in some of Myanmar’s deadliest fighting since July between government troops and resistance forces, a villager and reports by independent media said Friday. The fighting near Gangaw...

Rights experts express regret over Myanmar uprising call

Sep. 08, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Several prominent former U.N. human rights experts expressed regret Wednesday that a leading resistance organization in Myanmar has called for a nationwide armed uprising against the country's military government. The underground National Unity Government...

Myanmar opposition calls for national uprising against army

Sep. 07, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The main underground group coordinating resistance to Myanmar’s military government issued a sweeping call for a nationwide uprising on Tuesday, raising the prospect of spiraling unrest. The National Unity Government, which views itself as a shadow...

Firebrand Myanmar monk Wirathu released from prison

Sep. 06, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A nationalist Buddhist monk in Myanmar notorious for anti-Muslim remarks was freed from prison on Monday after charges that he tried to stir up disaffection against the country's previous civilian government were dropped. The monk, Wirathu, became...

Myanmar says Rohingya minority will get COVID-19 vaccine

Aug. 27, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A spokesman for Myanmar’s military-installed government said Friday that COVID-19 vaccines will be given to members of the country’s persecuted Rohingya ethnic group. The Muslim minority was the target of a fierce counter-insurgency campaign in 2017...

Ex-Myanmar military leader Than Shwe recovers from COVID-19

Aug. 24, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

Bangkok (AP) — The former longtime military ruler of Myanmar, Than Shwe, and his wife have been released from a capital city hospital after both being successfully treated for COVID-19, a hospital official said. The 88-year-old and wife, Daw Kyaing Kyaing, were...

Ethnic health care systems strained in Myanmar amid pandemic

Aug. 19, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — When February's military takeover of Myanmar led to the collapse of the central health care system, independent ethnic organizations that had operated for decades on the Southeast Asian country's borders stepped in. They provided basic medical services, treated...