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Bomb Explodes at Headquarters of Pro-Military Party in Myanmar

Six bombs exploded in three different locations in Myanmar’s largest city Yangon today, including at the headquarters of a political party backed by the country’s military, witnesses told RFA. A Yangon rescue official told Reuters that two of the bombs killed two people and injured five others. Bomb attacks have occurred frequently as people across […]Read More

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Myanmar security forces kill more than 80 people near Yangon

Violence in the security forces’ response to the two-month-old pro-democracy protests in Myanmar has become the norm. At least 82 people were killed in a police and military crackdown on protesters in Bago, some 65 kilometers northeast of Yangon – the country’s commercial capital – between Thursday and Friday. A tally that only came to […]Read More

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Myanmar Junta Kills Scores of Protesters in Bago, Decrees Death

Myanmar security forces mowed down more than 60 people with rifle grenades and machine guns as they cleared barricades built by anti-junta protesters in the central Myanmar city of Bago on Friday, leaving piles of bodies in pagodas and on school grounds of the ancient city, witnesses said. Police and soldiers rained bullets and grenades […]Read More

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Gunshots Fired at US Cultural Centre in Yangon, Myanmar

Gunshots were fired at the US cultural centre in Yangon but caused no injuries, according to an embassy spokesperson. “We can confirm that shots were fired at the American Center Yangon on 27 March. There were no injuries. We are investigating the incident,” embassy spokesperson Aryani Manring said. On Thursday, the US government imposed what […]Read More

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Crackdown on Myanmar’s Anti-Coup Protests Leaves Almost 40 People Killed

BANGKOK (Sputnik) – At least 38 protesters were killed and around 80 others injured across Myanmar on Sunday as military forces cracked down on the unceasing anti-coup demonstrations, the global NGO Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, said. The largest demonstrations were held in Yangon, Mandalay, Bago and Hpakan, according to an Assistance Association for Political […]Read More

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Thousands Join Protests in Myanmar’s Yangon After Military Coup

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Several thousand people took to the streets in Myanmar’s largest city Yangon on Saturday to participate in the first mass protest against military rule since the recent coup, media reported. Demonstrations broke out on Saturday morning after the Southeast Asian country went into its second nationwide internet shutdown since the military seized […]Read More

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Three Muslims Charged For Praying in Public in Myanmar’s Yangon

Myanmar authorities on Friday charged three Muslims for conducting Ramadan prayers in front of a shuttered Islamic school in the commercial capital Yangon and warned other Muslims not to hold prayer sessions on public streets, a township official said. The Islamic school was one of two madrasas that were temporarily closed in the city’s Thaketa […]Read More