Myanmar army engaged in torture, mass killings, war crimes - UN

Myanmar army engaged in torture, mass killings, war crimes - UN

Myanmar's military has engaged in systematic human rights violations, many amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity, the United Nations said on Tuesday, in its first comprehensive human rights report since last year's coup.

UN special rapporteur praises QC’s humanitarian efforts for Rohingyas

UN special rapporteur praises QC’s humanitarian efforts for Rohingyas

Thomas H Andrews, UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, praised the efforts that Qatar Charity (QC) makes in support of the Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh.

Five dead after Myanmar security forces ram car into Yangon protest

Five dead after Myanmar security forces ram car into Yangon protest

Five people were killed and at least 15 arrested after Myanmar security forces in a car rammed into an anti-coup protest on Sunday morning in Yangon, local news portal Myanmar Now reported.

US journalist detained in Myanmar jailed for 11 years

US journalist detained in Myanmar jailed for 11 years

A Myanmar junta court on Friday sentenced an American journalist to 11 years in prison on charges of unlawful association, incitement against the military and breaching visa rules, his employer said.

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.

Myanmar rebel group suspends key leader in massacre investigation

Myanmar rebel group suspends key leader in massacre investigation

A prominent ethnic rebel group in Myanmar suspended one of its key leaders this week, a spokesman said Saturday, as it investigates an alleged massacre of civilians on its territory.

Elephants led to safety after Bangladesh beach ordeal

Elephants led to safety after Bangladesh beach ordeal

Two elephants were being led to safety Wednesday after crossing from Myanmar to Bangladesh, getting stranded on a beach and nearly dying at sea.

Myanmar army clashes with anti-junta militia in Mandalay city

Myanmar army clashes with anti-junta militia in Mandalay city

Myanmar security forces backed by armoured vehicles clashed on Tuesday with a newly formed militia group in the second-biggest city of Mandalay, according to social media posts from the group and media reports.

Blasts kill two near office of party backed by Myanmar army

Blasts kill two near office of party backed by Myanmar army

A Myanmar military truck exploded in one of two blasts near an office of an army-backed political party in the country's biggest city on Friday, local media reported, and a senior rescue official said two people were killed and six wounded.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup

Myanmar's Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup

Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in person at a court hearing on Monday for the first time since her government was overthrown by the military in a Feb. 1 coup, her lawyer told Reuters.

More than 15,000 people from Myanmar shelter in Indian border state

More than 15,000 people from Myanmar shelter in Indian border state

The number of people from Myanmar seeking shelter in India has swelled to more than 15,000, with more likely to cross over as fighting intensifies in parts Myanmar following a coup, an Indian government official said on Tuesday.

Myanmar junta says no Asean envoy visit until stability restored

Myanmar junta says no Asean envoy visit until stability restored

Myanmar's ruling military, which is facing nationwide protests against the coup that removed the elected government three months ago, said on Friday it would not agree to a visit by a Southeast Asian envoy until it could establish stability.