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US pushes ASEAN to hold Myanmar accountable on coup

US pushes ASEAN to hold Myanmar accountable on coup

The US has "deep concerns" about the situation in Myanmar following February's coup, urging the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to take action, the State Department said Tuesday.

Bomb blasts and flash protests as Myanmar enters fourth month under junta

Bomb blasts and flash protests as Myanmar enters fourth month under junta

Explosions blasted off throughout Myanmar's largest city Yangon on Saturday as protesters held flash marches for democracy, defying a brutal junta that has held onto power for three blood-drenched months.

Myanmar junta wants 'stability' before heeding pleas on violence

Myanmar junta wants 'stability' before heeding pleas on violence

Myanmar's junta said Tuesday it will heed regional pleas to stop violence only when the coup-hit country "returns to stability", as fresh fighting erupted with a major ethnic rebel group along its eastern border.

Myanmar's junta releases 23,000 prisoners in New Year's amnesty

Myanmar's junta releases 23,000 prisoners in New Year's amnesty

The junta is planning to release more than 23,000 prisoners nationwide, an official said Saturday, even as the military continues to detain and issue arrest warrants for anti-coup dissidents.

Troops fire at funeral as Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup

Troops fire at funeral as Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup

Myanmar security forces opened fire at a funeral on Sunday, witnesses said, as people across the country gathered to mourn 114 people killed the previous day in the worst crackdown on protests since the military coup on Feb. 1.

Myanmar protesters defiant as two more killed, pressure on junta grows

Myanmar protesters defiant as two more killed, pressure on junta grows

Demonstrators in Myanmar maintained their dogged opposition to military rule on Sunday despite a rising death toll, with two more people killed as the junta appeared equally determined to resist growing pressure to compromise.

Myanmar security forces kill nine as Indonesia calls for end to violence

Myanmar security forces kill nine as Indonesia calls for end to violence

Myanmar security forces shot dead nine opponents of a Feb. 1 coup on Friday, a funeral services provider and media said, as Indonesia urged an end to the violence and the restoration of democracy, in an unusually blunt call from a neighbour.

Myanmar Buddhist group signals break with authorities after violent crackdown

Myanmar Buddhist group signals break with authorities after violent crackdown

Myanmar's most powerful Buddhist monks' association called on the junta to end violence against protesters and accused an "armed minority" of torture and killing innocent civilians since last month's coup, media said on Wednesday.

Myanmar soldiers and police flee to India with tales of violence

Myanmar soldiers and police flee to India with tales of violence

Shaking and clutching his T-shirt, Myanmar soldier Kyaw recalled the violence he said he was told to use on people in his own community -- orders that triggered his escape to India.

Yangon residents flee martial law area as Myanmar death toll grows

Yangon residents flee martial law area as Myanmar death toll grows

Residents of a protest flashpoint district in Myanmar's biggest city fled on flatbed trucks and tuk-tuks Tuesday after security forces escalated the use of lethal force against anti-coup protesters, despite international appeals for restraint.

Security forces fire on Myanmar protests after deadliest day since coup

Security forces fire on Myanmar protests after deadliest day since coup

Myanmar security forces fired on pro-democracy demonstrators on Monday, witnesses said, a day after dozens of protesters were killed and attackers torched several Chinese-financed factories in the city of Yangon.

 At least 39 more killed in Myanmar crackdown

At least 39 more killed in Myanmar crackdown

Security forces killed at least 22 anti-coup protesters in the poor, industrial Hlaingthaya suburb of Myanmar's main city Sunday after Chinese-financed factories were set ablaze there, an advocacy group said.