Gulf Times - Myanmar-protests
10 killed in Myanmar clashes between army and anti-junta fighters

10 killed in Myanmar clashes between army and anti-junta fighters

At least 10 anti-junta fighters and civilians were killed during clashes with the military in central Myanmar, villagers said Sunday, as locals increasingly take up arms against the regime in the coup-wracked country.

Myanmar forces clash with villagers in delta region, media report 20 dead

Myanmar forces clash with villagers in delta region, media report 20 dead

Myanmar's security forces clashed with villagers armed with catapults and crossbows during a search for weapons in the Ayeyarwady river delta region on Saturday and local media reported as many as 20 people had been killed.

Fighting flares in Myanmar town on Chinese border

Fighting flares in Myanmar town on Chinese border

A gun battle erupted on Sunday between Myanmar security forces and an alliance of armed ethnic groups opposed to February's coup, at a town on the border with China, Myanmar media said.

Anti-coup militia says at least five dead in Myanmar clashes

Anti-coup militia says at least five dead in Myanmar clashes

At least five opposition rebels have been killed after days of clashes in Myanmar, an anti-junta militia said Sunday, as Britain and the United States condemned the military's violence against civilians.

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.

Myanmar rebel group says shoots down military helicopter

Myanmar rebel group says shoots down military helicopter

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA), one of Myanmar's most powerful rebel groups, said on Monday it had shot down a helicopter after returning fire following air strikes by the military, an official at the group said

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.

Myanmar junta cuts internet, protesters say they will not surrender

Myanmar junta cuts internet, protesters say they will not surrender

Opponents of military rule in Myanmar marched and laid bouquets of flowers on Friday while trying to find alternative ways to organise their campaign of dissent after the authorities cut off most users from the internet.

Myanmar protesters launch 'garbage strike' as death toll tops 500

Myanmar protesters launch 'garbage strike' as death toll tops 500

Rubbish piled up on the streets of Myanmar's main city on Tuesday after activists launched a "garbage strike" to oppose military rule as the toll of pro-democracy protesters killed by the security forces since a Feb. 1 coup rose to more than 500.

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.