A rebel group in Myanmar, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), has said it shot down a military helicopter firing on one of its strongholds.
Activists opposed to Myanmar’s junta have called for refusal to pay electricity bills and agricultural loans as part of a larger civil disobedience campaign in the wake of the February 1 coup.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is set to hold a summit in Indonesia to discuss a weeks-long crisis in army-ruled Myanmar, with the attendance of the country’s junta chief.
The European Union has imposed sanctions on two conglomerates linked to Myanmar’s military and ten of its officials who were involved in seizing power in the coup of February 1.
In the latest crackdown on protests, security forces have detained one of the main leaders of the campaign against military rule during an anti-coup rally in central Myanmar.
An advocacy group says more than 700 people have so far been killed in the ongoing brutal crackdown by the country’s junta on anti-coup protesters.
Myanmar's junta has refused to allow a United Nations (UN) envoy to visit the country, which has been gripped by unrest since a coup last February.
Nearly a dozen protesters have been killed and several others injured in fresh anti-coup demonstrations and an ensuing crackdown by security forces in a town in northwest Myanmar.
Myanmar’s security forces have shot and killed five more protesters, pushing the death toll past the 550 mark.
Protesters in Myanmar have held overnight candle-lit vigils for those killed by the country’s military regime, and the US has ordered its non-essential diplomats to leave the country amid continued violence.