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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

Global Politics

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.

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

Anti-coup protesters walk through a market with images of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at Kamayut township in Yangon, Myanmar, April 8, 2021. They walked through the markets and streets of Kamayut township with slogans to show their disaffection

‘Our unity is our hope,’ exiled Myanmar envoy says

Conflict & Justice
Demonstrators gather

In Myanmar’s uprising, some fight for more than just ‘democracy’

Conflict & Justice
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. 


Myanmar opposition already showing itself in young democracy’s parliament

Global Politics

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy is a small piece of the country’s parliament. But already its flexing its muscle as the nascent parliament begins to deal with real issue that will shape the country’s future.

Myanmar protests test government commitment to political reforms

Global Politics

A Chinese company is moving to begin a large copper mining project in rural Myanmar, but its running into stiff resistance from monks and local farmers who say they’re being taken advantage of. Police moved in with water cannons and fire bombs — but the national government says that won’t happen again.

Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi’s U.S. visit marked with delicate diplomatic dance

Global Politics

Aung San Suu Kyi has emerged from the shadows of protest in Myanmar and taking a seat in the country’s government. That’s enabled her to travel the world, finally, and to the United States this week. But her visit comes shortly before the visit of the president who implemented reforms that freed her, which has forced the U.S., and her, into difficult balancing act.

Activists say Myanmar elections are cause for west to revise sanctions

Officials and advocates say that Europe and the United States should use the seemingly successful Myanmar elections as a reason to justify a broad rollback of the sanctions that have been levied against the southeast Asian nation for decades.

Myanmar loosens restrictions on press freedom

As Myanmar moves ahead with a set of reforms that have included the release of political prisoners, the country’s government is also opening up its media. In some cases they’ve ended pre-publication censorship entirely and in others they’ve greatly reduced the restrictions.