Gulf Times - Myanmar-protests
Three killed in Myanmar protests, World Bank warns of slump

Three killed in Myanmar protests, World Bank warns of slump

Myanmar security forces shot and killed three anti-junta protesters on Friday, witnesses said, as the World Bank warned the country's economy could slump 10% this year due to the turmoil since last month's coup.

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.

International pressure on Myanmar generals grows as protesters march, one killed

International pressure on Myanmar generals grows as protesters march, one killed

Opponents of Myanmar's coup protested again on Saturday and international pressure on the military junta to halt its repression of democracy supporters increased, with Asian neighbours joining Western countries in condemning lethal force.

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.

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.

Three protesters killed in Myanmar, hundreds surrounded by security forces in Yangon

Three protesters killed in Myanmar, hundreds surrounded by security forces in Yangon

Three people were killed in Myanmar on Monday at demonstrations against last month's military coup, and hundreds of protesters in the main city Yangon pleaded for help after they were cornered by security forces after dark.

Protesters in force on Myanmar streets after night raids by security forces

Protesters in force on Myanmar streets after night raids by security forces

Tens of thousands of people came out in Myanmar on Sunday in one of the biggest days of protest against last month's coup despite overnight raids by security forces in the main city Yangon on campaign leaders and opposition activists.

Myanmar asks India to return 8 police who fled across border

Myanmar asks India to return 8 police who fled across border

Authorities in Myanmar have asked India to return several police officers who have sought refuge to avoid taking orders from a military junta that seized power in the Southeast Asian country last month, an official in northeast India said on Saturday.

Myanmar forces fire tear gas, stun grenades on protest as UN envoy calls for action

Myanmar forces fire tear gas, stun grenades on protest as UN envoy calls for action

Myanmar security forces used tear gas and stun grenades to break up a protest in Yangon on Saturday, just hours after a United Nations special envoy called on the Security Council to take action against the ruling junta for the killings of protesters.