(File Photo) Two Myanmar fighter jets seen firing shots during an exercise in Meiktila in 2019. Image: State Media

Myanmar junta hits ethnic rebels with air strikes near India border

Myanmar’s junta has carried out air strikes on an ethnic armed group’s base near the border with India, the rebels and media said Wednesday, with one bomb landing close to the international boundary. The military coup almost two years ago has sparked renewed fighting…

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Families have gathered outside Insein prison in Yangon ahead of the announcement that Myanmar’s junta will release 700 prisoners, including a former British ambassador, a Japanese journalist and an Australian adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi’s government. (Photo: AFP/File/STRINGER)

Myanmar junta to release UK ex-ambassador, Australian and Japanese prisoners

Myanmar’s military said Thursday it will release almost 6,000 prisoners, including a former British ambassador, a Japanese journalist and an Australian economics adviser, in a rare olive branch from the isolated junta. The Southeast Asian country has been…

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This handout photo taken and released on April 24, 2021 by the Indonesian Presidential Palace shows Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing during his arrival at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Tangerang, to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit on the Myanmar crisis. (Photo by HANDOUT / INDONESIAN PRESIDENTIAL PALACE / AFP)

Stability before ASEAN proposals to be considered — Myanmar junta leader

Myanmar military junta leader Min Aung Hlaing said he will consider proposals by ASEAN to solve the ongoing crisis in Myanmar after peace and stability is restored in his country….

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People hold placards to form the word “Justice” during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 22, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

Indonesian plan calls for Southeast Asia to hold Myanmar junta to election pledge

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia is pushing Southeast Asian neighbours to agree on an action plan over Myanmar’s coup that would keep the junta to its promise of holding elections, with…

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Residents escort police from a neighbourhood after they visited the area in an attempt to force Myanmar Railways staff to return to their jobs, following their refusal to work as part of the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in protest over the military coup, in Yangon on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Sai Aung Main / AFP)

Myanmar junta warns public not to hide fugitive protesters

Myanmar’s new military regime warned the public not to harbour fugitive political activists on Sunday after issuing arrest warrants for veteran democracy campaigners supporting massive nationwide anti-coup protests.  Much of…

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