Pope holds mass with Myanmar Christians in Rome
Pope Francis celebrates a special mass at St Peter's Basilica for the people of Myanmar in the wake of the country's military takeover earlier this year. Several hundred Christians from Myanmar joined him in appealing for peace in the Southeast Asian country.
Thai police arrest 3 journalists who fled Myanmar
Police in Thailand have arrested three journalists who escaped across the border from Myanmar, charging them with illegal entry. Fellow journalists have warned their lives could be in danger if they are sent back.
Myanmar swimmer ditches Olympic dream to protest junta violence
A Myanmar swimmer has abandoned his dream of competing at the Tokyo Olympics in protest at the junta ruling his homeland, saying "Until this military government of senior general Min Aung Hlaing is removed from power, I don’t see myself competing under the Myanmar flag."
UN: 3 million facing hunger in coup-hit Myanmar
Food aid reliance is set to triple to 3.4 million people in Myanmar within months, the World Food Program has warned, as the country reels from a coup, endemic poverty and the COVID pandemic.
Myanmar: Coup opponents announce 'unity government'
Myanmar's deposed politicians declared a shadow government with anti-coup activists and ethnic minorities, hoping to stamp out military rule.
Security forces break up sunflower protest in Myanmar
Security forces broke up a protest in Myanmar’s southern city of Dawei, arresting four demonstrators and a reporter according to Dawei Watch media outlet, which also said live rounds were used.
Myanmar police killed in attack by ethnic armies: report
At least 10 officers were killed during an ambush by ethnic militias opposed to the ruling junta, reports say. Elsewhere in the country, dozens of civilians were killed in a military assault on protesters.
Myanmar violence triggers asylum crisis for India's northeastern states
The volatile security situation and brutal crackdown on protesters in Myanmar has prompted many to flee and cross the border into India's northeastern states.