Articles about Myanmar's military

Myanmar's ousted leader Suu Kyi gets 4-year jail term

06 Dec 2021

World
Myanmar's ousted leader Suu Kyi gets 4-year jail term

A special court in Myanmar's capital on Monday sentenced the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years of imprisonment.

Over 700 Myanmar nationals entered Mizoram in past few weeks

28 Jun 2021

India
Over 700 Myanmar nationals entered Mizoram in past few weeks

Over 700 people from Myanmar, mostly civilians, have entered Mizoram in the past few weeks, a police officer said on Sunday.

18 killed in Myanmar's anti-coup protests: Human Rights group

03 Mar 2021

World
18 killed in Myanmar's anti-coup protests: Human Rights group

At least 18 people were killed as security forces in Myanmar fired on pro-democracy protesters on Wednesday, according to a Human Rights group.

Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads: Details

25 Feb 2021

World
Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads: Details

Social media giant Facebook announced on Thursday that it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar's military and ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the army's seizure of power on February 1.

NewsBytes Briefing: Myanmar joins Trump in naughty corner, and more

22 Feb 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Myanmar joins Trump in naughty corner, and more

After getting rid of former US President Donald Trump, Facebook has turned its ban hammer on foreign governments. Its latest victim is the Myanmar military establishment, which has joined Trump in Facebook jail.

Facebook removes Myanmar military's primary page; Cites repeated policy violations

22 Feb 2021

Business
Facebook removes Myanmar military's primary page; Cites repeated policy violations

Facebook has punished the Myanmar military establishment after it led the recent coup that ousted the elected government. The social media giant removed the military establishment's eponymously named Facebook page Tatmadaw, which roughly translates to True News Information Team.

UN chief condemns deadly violence against anti-coup protesters in Myanmar

22 Feb 2021

World
UN chief condemns deadly violence against anti-coup protesters in Myanmar

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned the use of deadly violence in Myanmar days after at least two were killed in anti-coup protests.

Woman shot last week at Myanmar protest dies

19 Feb 2021

World
Woman shot last week at Myanmar protest dies

A woman who was shot in the head by police during a protest last week against the military's takeover of power in Myanmar died Friday morning, her brother said.

Possibility of bloodshed as Myanmar troops reportedly moving to cities

18 Feb 2021

World
Possibility of bloodshed as Myanmar troops reportedly moving to cities

UN independent investigator on Myanmar said on Wednesday that hardened troops are being deployed from a number of border areas in northern Rakhine to some cities, raising the possibility of bloodshed and a tragic loss of life.

Myanmar Police files new charge against Aung San Suu Kyi

16 Feb 2021

World
Myanmar Police files new charge against Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar Police filed a new charge against leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said on Tuesday, which may allow her to be held indefinitely without trial.

Biden announces sanctions against military leaders of Myanmar

11 Feb 2021

World
Biden announces sanctions against military leaders of Myanmar

US President Joe Biden has announced a series of sanctions on the military leaders of Myanmar in response to their recent action to overthrow a democratically elected government in a coup.

US demands full restoration of democratically elected government in Myanmar

09 Feb 2021

World
US demands full restoration of democratically elected government in Myanmar

The United States has demanded the immediate and full restoration of the democratically elected government in Myanmar and said that America stands with the elected representatives of the Asian nation.

UN will seek to unite the world, reverse Myanmar coup

06 Feb 2021

World
UN will seek to unite the world, reverse Myanmar coup

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pledged on Friday that the United Nations will do everything to unite the international community and create conditions for reversing the military coup in Myanmar.

Myanmar junta shuts Twitter and Instagram to curb protests

06 Feb 2021

World
Myanmar junta shuts Twitter and Instagram to curb protests

Military authorities in-charge of Myanmar broadened a ban on social media following this week's coup and ordered communications operators and internet service providers to shut Twitter and Instagram, as residents in the biggest city again banged pots and plastic bottles to show their opposition to the army takeover.