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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 […]