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Myanmar military blocks Facebook to shut down dissent

YANGON: Myanmar’s junta blocked Facebook and other messaging services in the name of ensuring stability as they consolidate power following a coup and the detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The move to silence online activists came after

Myanmar military takeover constitutes coup, reviewing aid: US

WASHINGTON: The US State Department will conduct a review of its foreign assistance to Myanmar after determining that the military takeover this week constituted a coup. President Joe Biden has threatened new sanctions against the generals who seized power in

Biden demands Myanmar military cede power, orders sanctions review

\WASHINGTON: United States President Joe Biden called on Myanmar’s military to relinquish power immediately and ordered a review to consider reimposing sanctions lifted during the nation’s transition to democracy. “The international community should come together in one voice to press

Myanmar coup

The powerful Myanmar military has seized power by staging a coup and detained democratically elected leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi. The army has declared a state of emergency for one year after claiming voter fraud in the elections last

Govts around the world condemn Myanmar’s military coup

WASHINGTON: The United States led governments around the world in calling for the restoration of Myanmar’s democracy after the military staged a coup, arresting civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other politicians. The United States “will take action against

Myanmar’s military stages coup, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

YANGON: Myanmar’s military staged a coup on Monday, detaining de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and declaring it had taken control of the country for one year under a state of emergency. The intervention came after weeks of rising

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party wins Myanmar election

YANGON: The ruling party of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won enough parliamentary seats to form the next government. According to official general election results released on Friday, Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) had secured the

Facebook shares data on Myanmar with UN investigators

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook has shared data with United Nations investigators probing international crimes in Myanmar after the lead investigator said the company was withholding evidence. Myanmar is facing charges of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over a

Remembering the Rohingya – Yet another persecuted Muslim community

This month marks the third anniversary of the fleeing of more than 750,000 Rohingya from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh after a military-led crackdown. Almost a million Rohingya refugees stuck in Bangladesh mark three years since escaping from Myanmar with

Rohingya mark third anniversary of Myanmar exodus

COX’S BAZAAR: This month marks the third anniversary of the fleeing of more than 750,000 Rohingya from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh after a military-led crackdown. Almost a million Rohingya refugees stuck in Bangladesh mark three years since escaping from

Amal Clooney to fight for Rohingyas at UN court

MALE: Maldives has hired prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent it at the UN’s highest court in seeking justice for Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslims. The Maldivian government said it will formally join Gambia in challenging Myanmar’s military crackdown

Justice for Rohingyas

The persecuted Rohingyas had a moment of celebration as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Myanmar to take emergency measures to prevent genocide of the Muslim minority community. In a unanimous verdict, the Hague-based world court said that Myanmar

Rohingya genocide hearing

It was an unusual sight as Nobel laureate Aung Sang Suu Kyi arrived at the International Court of Justice to defend the Myanmar military over charges of genocide against the Muslim minority Rohingyas. The human rights icon who struggled against

ICC approves probe into Myanmar Rohingya abuse

THE HAGUE: The International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a full investigation into Myanmar’s alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as the southeast Asian nation faced mounting legal pressure worldwide over their fate. Judges backed a prosecution request to probe allegations