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Rights groups say Myanmar military is increasing air attacks

Jan. 31, 2023 04:21 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, said a report Tuesday by a human rights monitoring group. The...

UN chief backs democracy for Myanmar 2 years after takeover

Jan. 31, 2023 02:17 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two years after Myanmar’s military seized power, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres voiced support Monday for the democratic aspirations of Myanmar’s people and warned that the military’s planned elections amid a crackdown on civilians and political leaders...

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 opium cultivation surged 33% amid violence, UN finds

Jan. 26, 2023 20:17 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The production of opium in Myanmar has flourished since the military's seizure of power, with the cultivation of poppies up by a third in the past year as eradication efforts have dropped off and the faltering economy has led more people toward the drug trade, according to a United...

Rights group files suit in Germany against Myanmar military

Jan. 24, 2023 01:32 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A human rights group and 16 people from Myanmar have filed a criminal complaint in Germany seeking punishment of Myanmar's generals for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity they alleged were committed in that country after their 2021 government takeover and during a...

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...

Relief groups say 5 die as Myanmar airstrikes hit churches

Jan. 14, 2023 03:18 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Airstrikes by Myanmar’s military on two villages inhabited largely by ethnic Karen killed five civilians, including a mother and her 2-year-old daughter, and destroyed two churches, two relief organizations said Friday. The dead from the airstrikes on Thursday also...

UN chief: Rule of law risks becoming `Rule of Lawlessness'

Jan. 12, 2023 21:52 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that the rule of law is at grave risk of becoming “the Rule of Lawlessness,” pointing to a host of unlawful actions across the globe from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and coups in Africa’s Sahel region to North...

Myanmar army leader touts election plan on Independence Day

Jan. 04, 2023 06:44 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling military leader pardoned over 7,000 prisoners, including some political detainees, and detailed plans for an election later this year during a ceremony Wednesday marking the 75th anniversary of independence from Britain. Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing...

Court in Myanmar again finds Suu Kyi guilty of corruption

Dec. 30, 2022 11:11 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar convicted the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi of corruption Friday, sentencing her to seven years in prison in the last of a string of criminal cases against her, a legal official said. The court’s action leaves her...