Follow the money: Myanmar coup puts pressure on army businesses

From SIM cards to beer, skydiving and jade mining, there are few areas of Myanmar’s economy that escape the long arm of its military, the Tatmadaw. But after Senior General Min Aung Hlaing led a coup on February 1 that scuppered a 10-year experiment with democracy, campaigners have once again set their sights on the […]

Thousands rally for Pashinyan as Armenia PM slams ‘coup attempt’

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has accused top military officers of attempting a coup after the army demanded his resignation, prompting a rally of thousands of supporters. The army’s demand, in a written statement on Thursday, came in response to his handling of the country’s conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, which ended in November last year […]

Protests rock Armenia as PM slams ‘coup’ attempt: Live updates

DEVELOPING STORY Nikol Pashinyan is under mounting pressure to resign over his handling of the recent conflict with Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has accused top military officers of attempting a coup after they demanded he step down, adding fuel to months-long protests calling for his resignation. Anti-government sentiment swelled last November […]

Armenia PM warns of coup attempt after army seeks his resignation

Tensions between Nikol Pashinyan and the military are rising as a new protest movement against the PM gains momentum. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has warned of an “attempted coup” against him as he fired a top army official in response to the military’s call for his resignation. Pashinyan has faced protests and calls to […]

Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts in Aftermath of Coup

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Wednesday that it had banned Myanmar’s military and military-controlled state and media entities from its platforms, weeks after the military overthrew the country’s fragile democratic government. The move plunged the social network directly into Myanmar’s post-coup politics — and left little question that it was picking sides in a […]

Opinion | Did a Coup Really Happen Two Weeks Ago in Haiti?

Catherine Buteau, a 33-year-old marketing and communications specialist in Montreal, woke up on Feb. 7 to a lot of missed calls on her phone. Her relatives in Haiti had been desperately calling her. Her father, mother and aunt had been snatched from their beds in Port-au-Prince in the middle of the night. “No one knew […]

Timeline of events in Myanmar since February 1 coup

Myanmar’s generals have seized power in a coup, plunging the Southeast Asian nation into renewed political turmoil, with hundreds of thousands of demonstrators rallying across the country demanding the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the restoration of civilian rule. The military takeover on February 1 drew global condemnation: The US, UK, […]

Myanmar’s minorities join protest in show of unity against coup

Members of Myanmar ethnic groups protested on Saturday in a show of opposition to the coup that removed the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, despite some misgivings about her commitment to their aspirations for autonomy, community representatives said. Protests against the coup that overthrew the elected government of the veteran democracy campaigner have taken […]

UK and Canada impose sanctions on Myanmar generals after coup

The United Kingdom and Canada have imposed sanctions on Myanmar’s ruling generals for toppling the civilian-led government, while Japan has said it agrees with the United States, India and Australia that democracy must be restored there quickly. Western countries have condemned the February 1 overthrow and detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, which […]

Opinion | Where Do the Rohingya Go After the Coup in Myanmar?

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — I have been living in a refugee camp here since 2017, after the campaign of murder, rape and arson by the military in Myanmar forced more than 750,000 people from the Rohingya community to flee our homes in Rakhine State. Since the military coup in Myanmar on Feb. 1, our camp […]

How will China deal with Myanmar’s generals after coup?

Chanting “Shame on you, China” and holding up banners in English, Chinese and Burmese, dozens of pro-democracy protesters gathered on Monday at the Chinese embassy in Yangon to denounce what they called Beijing’s backing for Myanmar’s military coup on February 1. “Myanmar’s military dictatorship is made in China,” read one placard. “If this is an […]

Paint, Poems and Protest Anthems: Myanmar’s Coup Inspires the Art of Defiance

Most nights since a coup returned Myanmar to military rule on Feb. 1, a spectral symbol of protest has glowed on a mildewed side of a building. Where the next illumination will appear in Yangon, the country’s biggest city, is a mystery. But, suddenly, a projected image appears in the dark. Three fingers raised in […]

For foreign investors in Myanmar, coup adds new uncertainties

On February 1, Vijay Dhayal, an Indian business consultant in Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon, received a call at 6am (23:30 GMT) from a member of his team telling him that a coup was under way, plunging what had been a routine Monday morning into turmoil The military had begun detaining civilian leaders, overthrowing Myanmar’s democratically […]

In Pictures: Myanmar’s coup opponents gather for major protests

Critics of Myanmar’s military coup gathered on Wednesday in a major show of opposition to the army’s assertion of public support for overthrowing elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. News reports said security forces were surrounding the demonstrators. Protesters are deeply sceptical of the military government’s assurances that there will be a fair election sometime […]

In Pictures: Myanmar’s coup opponents gather for major protests

Critics of Myanmar’s military coup gathered on Wednesday in a major show of opposition to the army’s assertion of public support for overthrowing elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. News reports said security forces were surrounding the demonstrators. Protesters are deeply sceptical of the military government’s assurances that there will be a fair election sometime […]

Myanmar coup opponents in big show of rejection of military claims

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1613545006601174700 Wed, 2021-02-17 06:51 Opponents of Myanmar’s military coup, including celebrities, veteran activists and students, rejected on Wednesday an army assertion that there was public support for overthrowing elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and said their campaign would not burn out. Protesters are deeply skeptical of the junta’s […]

Kosovo is slowly recovering from Trump’s coup

In March 2020, under pressure from the Trump administration, the coalition government of Albin Kurti’s Movement for Self-Determination (LVV) in Kosovo collapsed in what some have seen as a political coup. United States President Donald Trump was running for re-election and he badly needed easy “diplomatic wins” to brag about at his campaign rallies. Kurti […]

‘World is watching’: UN warns Myanmar after coup

The United Nations human rights investigator for Myanmar has urged the UN Security Council to consider imposing punitive sanctions, arms embargoes and travel bans in response to a military coup. The United States, which imposed its own sanctions on Thursday, urged other UN member states to follow suit, in its first remarks to the Human […]

US Treasury sanctions 10 Myanmar military leaders for coup role

Sanctions will affect more than $1bn of Myanmar government funds housed in the United States as protests continue. The US Treasury announced on Thursday that new sanctions against Myanmar will target the country’s top military officials who ordered this month’s coup in the Southeast Asian country after President Joe Biden signed an executive order that […]

New arrests in Myanmar, as US moves to sanction coup leaders

One of removed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s closest aides was detained overnight in a new wave of arrests following last week’s military coup, according to an official from her party, as US President Joe Biden announced new sanctions on the generals who seized power on February 1. Kyaw Tint Swe was the minister […]

Biden: US will sanction military leaders, family members behind Myanmar coup

LONDON: Vaccinations will reduce the impact of COVID-19 from grave illness to mere “sniffles,” according to an Oxford Vaccine Group expert. Prof. Andrew Pollard told British MPs that he believes the recently introduced vaccines will “have a huge impact on transmission.” Fears have risen in recent days that new variants of COVID-19 might be vaccine […]

New Zealand suspends Myanmar political, military ties after coup

The February 1 coup and detention of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has brought international condemnation. New Zealand has announced the suspension of high-level military and political contacts with Myanmar, the first major international move to isolate the country’s ruling military following a coup. Unveiling the measures, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday called […]

Myanmar protesters defy coup leader’s ban and continue rallies

Protesters in Myanmar have started gathering across the country’s largest city of Yangon for a fourth day, defying a ban on gatherings of five or more people and threats from coup leader Senior General Minh Aung Laing to take “action” against large rallies. In San Chaung township, dozens of teachers marched on the main road, […]