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Ousted Myanmar ambassador appeals for UK government help

LONDON (AP) — The ousted Myanmar ambassador to Britain has appealed to the British government to help him as he faced eviction from his...

Myanmar charges doctors over civil disobedience protests

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....

Reports: Myanmar forces kill 82 in single day in city

YANGON (AP) — At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to...

Myanmar junta attacks again as spokesman defends crackdown

YANGON (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar cracked down heavily again on anti-coup protesters Friday even as the military downplayed reports of state violence. ...

US sanctions on Myanmar gems target key junta funding source

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest U.S. sanctions on Myanmar target an army-controlled gems business rife with corruption and abuses that is one of the...

US hits state-owned Myanmar gem firm with coup sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday hit Myanmar’s junta with new sanctions in response to February’s coup in the Southeast Asian nation. ...

Myanmar junta limits internet, seizes satellite TV dishes

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An information blackout under Myanmar's military junta worsened Thursday as fiber broadband service, the last legal way for ordinary people...

Myanmar ambassador to UK says he is locked out of embassy

LONDON (AP) — Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, who has criticized the military coup in his country, says he has been locked out...

The Latest: 11 new COVID-19 cases in China’s lone outbreak

BEIJING — Chinese officials say 11 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in a southwestern city bordering Myanmar that is the scene of...

Myanmar security forces attack town that resisted with arms

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces on Wednesday stormed a town in northwestern Myanmar where some residents had used homemade hunting rifles to resist...

Myanmar forces arrest comedian, break up doctors’ protest

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in Myanmar arrested the country’s best-known comedian on Tuesday as they continue to crack down on people they accuse...

Myanmar’s online pop-up markets raise funds for protest

BANGKOK (AP) — With security forces in Myanmar having shot dead at least 570 protesters and bystanders in the past two months, many of...

Myanmar junta charges celebrities with promoting protests

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling junta stepped up its campaign against celebrities who support nationwide protests against its seizure of power, publishing wanted...

Asia Today: Philippines extends lockdown as infections spike

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government extended a lockdown by another week Monday after an alarming spike in coronavirus infections continued to surge...

Minorities in Myanmar borderlands face fresh fear since coup

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Before each rainy season Lu Lu Aung and other farmers living in a camp for internally displaced people in Myanmar's...

In Easter speech, pope calls wars in pandemic ‘scandalous’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis in his traditional Easter Sunday address denounced as “scandalous” how armed conflicts continue to rage even as the...

Myanmar anti-coup protesters launch ‘Easter egg strike’

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar, adept at finding themes to tie together protests nationwide, took to the streets holding painted eggs...

Myanmar death toll mounts amid protests, military crackdown

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in central Myanmar opened fire on anti-coup protesters on Saturday, killing at least two people according to local...

Myanmar cuts wireless internet service amid coup protests

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's wireless broadband internet services were shut down on Friday by order of the military, local providers said, as protesters...

Fire kills 3 in market near Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire on Friday destroyed more than 20 shops in a makeshift market near a Rohingya refugee camp in...

China aims to vaccinate entire city in 5 days after outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese border city hit by a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 began a five-day drive Friday to vaccinate its entire population...

The Latest: FDA authorizes 2 changes to Moderna’s vaccine

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized two changes to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine that can provide extra doses from each vial. ...

Myanmar still mired in violence 2 months after military coup

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Protesters in Myanmar on Thursday marked two months since the military seized power by again defying the threat of lethal...

The Latest: 6 more COVID cases found in local China outbreak

BEIJING — Health officials in China say six more people have become ill with COVID-19 in a southwestern Chinese city on the border with...

Junta’s foes woo ethnic allies with new Myanmar constitution

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Opponents of Myanmar’s military government declared the country’s 2008 constitution void and put forward an interim replacement charter late Wednesday...

UN envoy: Myanmar faces possibility of major civil war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar warned Wednesday that the country faces the possibility of civil war “at an unprecedented...

China reports COVID-19 outbreak on border with Myanmar

BEIJING (AP) — At least nine people have tested positive for COVID-19 in a Chinese city on the border with Myanmar, health officials said...

US orders some diplomats to leave Myanmar as unrest grows

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Tuesday ordered non-essential U.S. diplomats and their families to leave Myanmar, as a deadly government crackdown on...

Myanmar junta deepens violence with new air attacks in east

MAE SAM LAEP, Thailand (AP) — The military launched more airstrikes Tuesday in eastern Myanmar after earlier attacks forced thousands of ethnic Karen to...

Stepping up Myanmar coup penalties, US suspends trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday suspended a trade deal with Myanmar until a democratic government is restored in the Southeast Asian...

Thousands flee Myanmar airstrikes, complicating crisis

MAE SAKOEP, Thailand (AP) — Thai soldiers began sending back some of the thousands of people who have fled a series of airstrikes by...

Funerals become scenes of Myanmar resistance, more violence

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar security forces opened fire Sunday on a crowd attending the funeral of student who was killed on the bloodiest...

Myanmar forces kill scores in deadliest day since coup

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — As Myanmar’s military celebrated the annual Armed Forces Day holiday with a parade Saturday in the country's capital, soldiers and...

Myanmar protest deaths reach 320 as US, UK, impose sanctions

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The toll of protesters confirmed killed in Myanmar since last month’s military takeover has reached 320, a group that verifies...

EXPLAINER: Sanctioned Myanmar army businesses span spectrum

BANGKOK (AP) — The two huge Myanmar military-controlled conglomerates targeted by U.S. and UK sanctions following the army coup last month span a wide...

New US sanctions target military conglomerates in Myanmar

The United States on Thursday imposed what it calls its most significant sanctions to date over the military coup in Myanmar, restricting American dealings...

Myanmar junta uses force on streets; US, UK target finances

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — As Myanmar's junta used violence again Thursday to try to suppress protests against the military's takeover, the United States and...

UK, US impose sanctions targeting Myanmar military business

The U.K. and the United States are imposing further sanctions over human rights violations in Myanmar, Britain's top diplomat said Thursday. ...

Myanmar junta frees hundreds held for anti-coup protests

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Hundreds of people imprisoned for demonstrating against last month’s coup in Myanmar were released Wednesday, a rare conciliatory gesture by...

AP journalist Thein Zaw released from detention in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thein Zaw, a journalist for The Associated Press who was arrested more than three weeks ago while covering a protest...

AP journalist, other media workers return to Myanmar court

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw and several other members of the media who have been charged under a public order...

At least 15 found dead after Bangladesh Rohingya camp blaze

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Searchers recovered at least 15 charred bodies after a devastating fire destroyed thousands of shelters at a Rohingya refugee...

Myanmar junta defends crackdown, accuses Suu Kyi of graft

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s military junta on Tuesday took the offensive to try to justify last month's coup and subsequent actions against those...

EU targets 11 Myanmar officials over coup, crackdown

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United States imposed sanctions Monday on a number of Myanmar officials accused of involvement in the...

Fire guts hundreds of shelters in Rohingya refugee camp

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A devastating fire raced through a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Monday, destroying hundreds of shelters...

In Myanmar’s hinterland, army uproots ethnic Karen villagers

BANGKOK (AP) — In the jungles of southeast Myanmar, the army was shooting and otherwise oppressing civilians long before last month’s military coup. ...

Doctors protest in Myanmar as crackdown claims more lives

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Health care workers marched through Myanmar's second-biggest city Sunday as part of a broad civil disobedience movement against last month's...

Fleeing coup, Myanmar police refugees in India seek asylum

MIZORAM, India (AP) — Myanmar police officers who fled to India after they said they defied orders to shoot people protesting their country's military...

Striking Myanmar rail workers move out as protests continue

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Residents of Myanmar’s second-biggest city helped striking railway workers move out of their state-supplied housing Saturday after the authorities said...

UN official: Myanmar people want UN sanctions, peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The people of Myanmar have huge expectations from the United Nations and the international community following the Feb. 1 coup,...

2 journalists detained as Myanmar junta clamps down on press

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Two more journalists were detained in Myanmar on Friday, part of the junta’s intensifying efforts to choke off information about...

Fleeing Myanmar police: We defied orders to kill protesters

MIZORAM, India (AP) — A group of police officers who defied the Myanmar army's orders to shoot opponents of the coup recounted their experience...

Myanmar factory attacks put focus on Chinese influence

BANGKOK (AP) — Confusion over what exactly happened during recent attacks on factories in Myanmar has highlighted the complex and troubled nature of the...

Suu Kyi payments claimed as Myanmar junta raises pressure

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar construction magnate with links to military rulers said he personally gave more than half a million dollars in...

Protesters in Myanmar fight back amid violent crackdown

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Protesters in Myanmar fired slingshots and threw Molotov cocktails toward lines of security forces after apparently coming under fire Wednesday...

Pope says he symbolically kneels in plea for Myanmar peace

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday appealed for bloodshed to end and dialogue to prevail in Myanmar, saying he symbolically kneels in...

Deadly violence resumes in Myanmar after peaceful protests

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — At least two people protesting last month's military coup were reported shot and killed by Myanmar security forces Tuesday after...

EXPLAINER: Myanmar using martial law to ‘legitimize’ tactics

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling junta on Monday imposed martial law in parts of the country’s biggest city, a day after at least...

Myanmar junta orders martial law in large area of Yangon

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling junta has declared martial law in a wide area of the country’s largest city, as security forces killed...

UN: At least 138 protesters killed in Myanmar since coup

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Monday at least 138 peaceful protesters have been killed in Myanmar since the Feb. 1 military...

Attacks on Chinese-run factories in Myanmar vex Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Attacks on Chinese-run factories in Myanmar's biggest city drew demands Monday from Beijing for protection for their property and employees, while...

Martial law imposed in parts of Myanmar city as deaths rise

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's ruling junta has declared martial law in parts of the country's largest city as security forces killed more protesters...

Myanmar forces kill 7 as crackdown on protesters continues

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar on Saturday again met protests against last month’s military takeover with lethal force, killing at least...

Myanmar court extends detention of AP journalist

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar extended on Friday the pretrial detention of an Associated Press journalist who was arrested while covering...

Journalists’ group: 65 media workers killed in 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — A total of 65 journalists and media workers were killed worldwide in 2020 while doing their jobs, according to the International...

Myanmar junta keeps pressure on protesters, journalists

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in the country's two largest cities and elsewhere on...

Myanmar junta kills more protesters, adds Suu Kyi accusation

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's security forces shot to death at least 10 people protesting the military's coup Thursday, spurning a U.N. Security Council...

Myanmar’s searing smartphone images flood a watching world

The images ricochet across the planet, as so many do in this dizzying era of film it, upload it, tell it to the world:...

Myanmar police raid housing for striking railway workers

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar security forces on Wednesday raided a neighborhood in the country’s largest city that houses state railway workers who have...

UN calls for reversal of Myanmar coup and condemns violence

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously called for a reversal of the military coup in Myanmar on Wednesday, strongly condemning the...

Protesters adapt tactics after Myanmar police use violence

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Protesters against the military takeover in Myanmar carried homemade shields and moved with more caution and agility Tuesday, adapting their...

EXPLAINER: How Myanmar is cracking down on journalists

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-controlled government is cracking down on coverage of mass protests, raiding media companies and detaining dozens of journalists since its...

Myanmar protesters defy curfew; media outlets ordered shut

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Demonstrators in Myanmar’s biggest city came out Monday night for their first mass protests in defiance of an 8 p.m....

On International Women’s Day, laments of retreat on rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on International Women’s Day that the COVID-19 pandemic has seen “a rollback in hard-won advances...

Escalating violence raises pressure for Myanmar sanctions

BANGKOK (AP) — The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the Feb. 1 coup is raising pressure for...

Myanmar crisis heightens with police raids and strike call

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar careened deeper into crisis, as police occupied hospitals and universities and reportedly arrested hundreds of people involved in protesting...

Journalists’ group calls for release of reporters in Myanmar

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Society of Professional Journalists, saying it is "frustrated and fed up” with the arrests of reporters doing their jobs, has...

Protests, tear gas in Myanmar after UN envoy urges action

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar again used force Saturday to disperse anti-coup protesters, a day after a U.N. special envoy urged...

Myanmar cracked down brutally on protests. It may get worse.

TOKYO (AP) — Myanmar's security forces have killed scores of demonstrators protesting a coup. The new junta has jailed journalists — and anyone else...

Protesters defy Myanmar security forces as UN action urged

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Demonstrators defied growing violence by Myanmar security forces and staged more anti-coup rallies Friday, while the U.N. special envoy for...

UN envoy calls for urgent action to reverse Myanmar coup

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar called Friday for urgent Security Council action to reverse Myanmar’s military coup, saying about...

YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels, pulls videos

BANGKOK (AP) — YouTube has removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating its community guidelines and terms of service. ...

US demands Myanmar release detained journalists, protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration stepped up its condemnation of the coup in Myanmar on Thursday, demanding that military authorities stop their brutal...

Myanmar crackdown on protests, widely filmed, sparks outrage

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Footage of a brutal crackdown on protests against a coup in Myanmar unleashed outrage and calls for a stronger international...

UN envoy: Myanmar army is ‘surprised’ at opposition to coup

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar said the generals who have seized power in the Southeast Asian nation indicated they...

UN: 38 died on deadliest day yet for Myanmar coup opposition

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar security forces were seen firing slingshots at protesters, chasing them down and even brutally beating an ambulance crew in...

Video: Myanmar police hold AP journalist in chokehold

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A video of the arrest of Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw as he was photographing Myanmar security forces charging at...

Myanmar authorities charge Associated Press journalist

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in Myanmar have charged Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw and five other members of the media with violating a...

Who is Myanmar’s UN envoy? Coup opponent or representative

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador, who strongly opposed the military coup in his country, insists he remains the permanent representative to the...

Myanmar coup crisis grows after years of US neglect

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a decade ago, the United States was touting Myanmar as an American success story. The Obama administration reveled in the...

Myanmar police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar repeatedly used tear gas and rubber bullets Tuesday against crowds protesting last month's coup, but the demonstrators...

Defying deadly crackdown, crowds again protest Myanmar coup

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar’s biggest city fired tear gas Monday at defiant crowds who returned to the streets to protest last...

New US envoy urges ramped up pressure on Myanmar military

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.S ambassador to the United Nations urged the international community on Monday to “ramp up pressure” on Myanmar’s...

UN: At least 18 killed by Myanmar forces in several cities

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar opened fire and made mass arrests Sunday as they sought to break up protests against the...

Thai marchers link their democracy cause to Myanmar protests

BANGKOK (AP) — A new faction of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement staged a protest march Sunday, linking their cause with that of demonstrators in Myanmar...

Myanmar police deploy early to crank up pressure on protests

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month’s military takeover, deploying early and in force on Saturday...

Myanmar’s UN envoy dramatically opposes coup in his country

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador strongly opposed the military coup in his country and appealed for the “strongest possible action from the...

Myanmar security forces disperse anti-coup protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar's largest city on Friday fired warning shots and beat truncheons against their shields while moving to...

India finds boat adrift with Rohingya refugees; 8 dead

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's coast guard has found a boat adrift in the Andaman Sea carrying scores of Rohingya refugees, including eight who...

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Supporters of Myanmar’s junta attacked people protesting the military government that took power in a coup, using slingshots, iron rods...

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