By Lisa Martin/AFP • Apr 01, 2021
As Myanmar descends into chaos and the military harshly cracks down on protestors, smartphone warriors in the anti-coup movement are seeking revenge online against the junta, hounding people with family ties to the military as a form of "social punishment"
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 31, 2021
The United States on March 31 ordered the departure of non-essential diplomats from Myanmar, amid growing violence following the military coup to oust civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 26, 2021
A fire from a hurled Molotov cocktail broke out early Friday March 26 at the National League for Democracy headquarters in Yangon, as protests across the country continue against the military.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 24, 2021
Following weeks of violent crackdowns and arbitrary arrests of anti-coup protesters in Myanmar, 600 coup detainees were freed from prison on Wednesday March 24.
The EU and US added new sanctions on top police and military commanders within Myanmar's armed forces on March 22 for their role in the February 1 coup. Meanwhile, pro-democracy demonstrators went back to the streets in defiance of a violent crackdown on protest.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 23, 2021
With the chasm between the Myanmar military and the opposing CRPH looking unbridgeable, the committee representing the toppled parliament is looking to ASEAN for support. But a bloc built on non-intervention, if they don't succeed, is open conflict next?
By Allegra Mendelson • Mar 23, 2021
Roads out of Myanmar's biggest city were congested on Friday March 19, with people fleeing the junta's deadly crackdowns. Meanwhile, authorities in neighbouring Thailand have said they are preparing for an influx of refugees.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 19, 2021
As Chinese factories are torched in Myanmar under the newly-imposed martial law, Beijing has been pulled into the crisis. Now facing an unravelling country it had once hoped to include in China's big plans for Asia.
By Aidan Jones/AFP • Mar 17, 2021
Residents of a major protest district in Yangon fled on Tuesday March 16 after security forces escalated the use of lethal force against anti-coup demonstrators, despite international appeals for restraint.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 16, 2021
Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha has a history of bold antics towards reporters, most recently spraying sanitiser when confronted with awkward questioning. But far from harmless fun, Mark S. Cogan argues these gestures point to a deeper contempt for the media
By Mark S. Cogan • Mar 16, 2021
Myanmar's military junta imposed martial law on March 14 in two densely populated Yangon townships after at least 18 protesters were killed in one of the deadliest days since the February 1 coup, bringing the death toll to nearly 100.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 15, 2021
Six more protesters were killed in Myanmar on Thursday March 11 as the UN condemned the growing violence against anti-coup demonstrations. This follows a steady rise in international pressure against the military since re-seizing power on February 1.
By Agence France-Presse • Mar 11, 2021