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Ex-U.N. chief Ban urges Guterres to engage directly with Myanmar army

FILE PHOTO: Head of the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Pool April 19, 2021 By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) -Former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urged his successor on […]

Opponents of Myanmar coup form unity government, aim for ‘federal democracy’

Women carry pots with flowers as they take part in a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar April 13, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer April 16, 2021 (Reuters) -Opponents of Myanmar’s junta announced a National Unity Government on Friday including ousted members of parliament and leaders of anti-coup protests and ethnic minorities, saying their aim was […]

Exclusive: EU agrees to sanction two companies close to Myanmar military, diplomats say

FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman April 15, 2021 By Robin Emmott and John Irish BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union has agreed to impose sanctions on another 10 individuals linked to the Feb. 1 coup in Myanmar and to target two […]

China in touch with ‘all parties’ in Myanmar, embassy says

FILE PHOTO: Anti-coup protesters hold a Chinese flag before burning it down during a demonstration against China in Yangon, Myanmar April 5, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo April 9, 2021 (Reuters) – China’s embassy in Yangon said on Friday it had been in touch with “all parties” in military-ruled Myanmar, when asked about a report that a […]

Armed clashes break out in Myanmar between troops and anti-junta protesters, US expands sanctions

Shoes are seen during Marching Shoes Strike in honour of the people who have been killed since the start of the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar April 8, 2021. Photo obtained by REUTERS April 8, 2021 (Reuters) -At least 11 demonstrators were killed in clashes with security forces in a town in northwest Myanmar after […]

Russia says Myanmar sanctions could lead to civil war, but EU plans more

Villagers attend a protest against the military coup, in Launglon township, Myanmar April 4, 2021 in this picture obtained from social media. Dawei Watch/via REUTERS April 6, 2021 (Reuters) -Russia said on Tuesday the West risked triggering civil war in Myanmar by imposing sanctions on the military junta that has seized power in a coup, […]

Four killed in Myanmar protests, World Bank warns of slump

University students and LGBT groups march against the ongoing coup in Dawei, Myanmar March 25, 2021 in this image obtained from social media. Dawei Watch via REUTERS March 26, 2021 (Reuters) -Myanmar security forces shot dead four pro-democracy protesters on Friday, witnesses and local media reports said, as activist leaders called for a huge show […]

China rare earths extend surge on worries over Myanmar supply, inspection threat

FILE PHOTO: Miners are seen at the Bayan Obo mine containing rare earth minerals, in Inner Mongolia, China July 16, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer March 26, 2021 By Tom Daly (Reuters) – Looming inspections and concerns over Myanmar supplies are adding fresh momentum to a rally in prices of the rare earth minerals used in industries from […]

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 with two giant Myanmar military holding companies that dominate much of that country’s economy. The sanctions are the latest that the Biden administration and European governments have laid on Myanmar since […]

Myanmar military frees hundreds of detained protesters, child victim buried

Protesters detained by police during the anti-coup demonstrations pose after being released at Tamwe township police station in Yangon, Myanmar, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer March 24, 2021 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s ruling junta on Wednesday freed hundreds of people arrested in its crackdown on protests against the overthrow of the elected government, while businesses in Yangon […]