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Former UN leader presses for 'strong action' on Myanmar

Apr. 19, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the world body and Southeast Asian countries Monday to take swift and strong action to stop the deadly crackdown that has followed the military coup in Myanmar, saying he had tried unsuccessfully to make a diplomatic...

Japan asks Myanmar junta to release arrested journalist

Apr. 19, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Monday it is asking Myanmar to release a Japanese journalist who was arrested by security forces in its largest city of Yangon the previous day. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters that his government is asking...

Myanmar junta cracks down on celebrations of new shadow govt

Apr. 19, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar used violence on Monday against demonstrators who sought to celebrate last week’s formation of a shadow government to serve as an alternative to the military junta that has held power since a February coup. Myanmar...

Myanmar junta pardons prisoners, to attend regional summit

Apr. 17, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s junta on Saturday released more than 23,000 prisoners to mark the traditional new year holiday, including at least three political detainees, and the military leader behind the February coup confirmed he would attend a regional summit later this month. ...

Myanmar coup foes tout minority-backed shadow government

Apr. 16, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Opponents of Myanmar’s ruling junta went on the political offensive Friday, declaring they have formed an interim national unity government with members of Aung San Suu Kyi's ousted cabinet and major ethnic minority groups. The move comes on...

Ousted Myanmar ambassador appeals for UK government help

Apr. 15, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The ousted Myanmar ambassador to Britain has appealed to the British government to help him as he faced eviction from his London residence. Kyaw Zwar Minn had to spend a night in his car last week after his country’s military attache barred him from the...

Myanmar charges doctors over civil disobedience protests

Apr. 14, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's ruling junta has charged at least 19 medical doctors for participating in civil disobedience protests against the military's Feb. 1 coup, a state-run newspaper reported Wednesday. Doctors, nurses and medical students have marched and...

Myanmar's ruling junta issues fresh charges for Suu Kyi

Apr. 12, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling military squared off against its opponents in the courts, the streets and the countryside Monday, showing no sign of relenting in its crackdown against those opposed to February's coup. Aung San Suu Kyi, who led the elected...

Reports: Myanmar forces kill 82 in single day in city

Apr. 10, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

YANGON (AP) — At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports Saturday from independent local media and an organization that keeps track of casualties since the February coup. ...

Myanmar junta attacks again as spokesman defends crackdown

Apr. 09, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

YANGON (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar cracked down heavily again on anti-coup protesters Friday even as the military downplayed reports of state violence. Reports on online news outlets and social media said at least four people were killed in Bago, about 100...