Aung San Suu Kyi

In this image provided by the Military True News Information Team, supporters of the military government hold nationalistic banners and portraits of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, chairman of the State Administration Council.

Myanmar revolutionaries seek $1 billion frozen by the US

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Zin Mar Aung is the minister of foreign affairs for Myanmar’s revolutionary National Unity Government. She spoke to The World about her government’s quest for recognition, no-fly zones and parallels between Myanmar and Ukraine.

A man holds a picture of 19-year-old Kyal Sin, also known as Angel, during her burial in Mandalay, Myanmar

Souring on peace marches, Myanmar protesters seek weapons

An anti-coup protester looks at the images of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 26, 2021.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer sees little chance for a fair trial

A man is shown wearing a medical mask while running past a large fire in the street behind him.

Violence against civilians in Myanmar escalates

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A person wearing an air-filtration mask and helmet is show looking through makeshift metal barriers with the words 'Defense Force' and a hand holding up three fingers painted on them.

The lethal crackdown in Myanmar continues with widespread calls for the violence to end

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A large crowd of protesters are shown, many wearing construction hard hats and with their fist raised in the air.

Deadly crackdown in Myanmar as protests continue

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Top of The World: It was a deadly day for protesters in Myanmar on Sunday after security forces opened fire on demonstrations, killing at least 18 people. And, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption and influence peddling in court on Monday. Also, Iran on Sunday ruled out holding an informal meeting with the US and European powers to revive the nuclear deal.

Thousands of people are shown marching in a street with many wearing yellow construction helmets.

Protesters again took to the streets in defiance of military leaders in Myanmar

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Top of The World. A general strike in Myanmar on Monday saw businesses, factories and other workplaces shuttered across the country despite the military junta’s warnings against such a move. And, Iran may be backing away from its threat to sharply curtail access to international inspectors from its nuclear program. Also, just one year after the first confirmed COVID-19 fatality in the US, the country is on the verge of crossing a grim milestone: 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19.

The Rotunda to the Senate is shown looking down from above with the complete circle of the space framing the composition.

Opening arguments set to begin in day 2 of Trump’s impeachment trial

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Top of The World: Many around the globe were alarmed by the insurrection in Washington, and raised concerns about the violent testing of democratic norms as other countries have seen their institutions falter and drift closer to authoritarianism. And, rescue efforts continue in India on Wednesday following the collapse of a glacier in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Also, a 20-year-old woman was shot in the head in a police crackdown of protests in Myanmar.

Dominic Ongwen is shown sitting and wearing a gray suit while two security officers are shown standing on either side of him.

ICC convicts former LRA rebel commander

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Top of The World: The ICC has convicted Dominic Ongwen, a former commander of Uganda’s notoriously brutal rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army, of war crimes and crimes against humanity. And, the Canadian government has designated the far-right Proud Boys group as a terrorist entity. Also, Canada is defending its decision to take COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX.

Myanmar nationals living in Thailand hold pictures of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar military Commander in Chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing during a protest in front of the United Nations building in Bangkok, Feb. 3, 2021. 

Relent or resist the coup? Myanmar’s citizens plot their next move. 


The party is helmed by Myanmar’s most famous person, living or dead: Aung San Suu Kyi. Now, “Aunty Suu,” as she is widely known, is deposed and detained, along with hundreds of other elected politicians.