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.
Myanmar security forces have opened fire on protesters in the main city of Yangon, leaving a man dead, as thousands swarmed the streets across the country after the bloodiest day since the military coup two months ago.
American officials have revealed that former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stopped a declaration prepared against Myanmar’s military leaders on the genocide of minority Rohingya Muslims.