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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.

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.

Big Myanmar protests aim to 'shake the world'; five killed

Big Myanmar protests aim to 'shake the world'; five killed

Myanmar security forces opened fire on some of the biggest protests against military rule in days, killing at least five people on Sunday, media reported, three months after a coup plunged the country into crisis.

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 activists hold 'blue shirt' protests; report says junta chief to attend summit

Myanmar activists hold 'blue shirt' protests; report says junta chief to attend summit

Myanmar anti-coup activists launched protests on Wednesday calling for the release of detained prisoners, as junta chief General Min Aung Hlaing was reported to be planning to attend a regional summit to discuss the crisis in the country.

Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar

Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar

Myanmar authorities detained a Japanese journalist in Yangon on Sunday evening, Japan's government said on Monday, adding that it was trying to seek his release.