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  • Reuters

    Explainer: Can Southeast Asian diplomacy end crisis in Myanmar?

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) holds a meeting of foreign ministers on Tuesday to discuss the crisis after Myanmar's Feb. 1 coup, which will include representation from the military government. The United Nations, United States, European Union, China and Asian powers have all identified ASEAN as a potentially pivotal player in resolving the crisis in Myanmar, which is one of its 10 members. CAN ASEAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

  • Reuters

    ASEAN foreign ministers to meet on Myanmar on Tuesday: Singapore minister

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) foreign ministers will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss Myanmar, Singapore's foreign minister said, calling for the immediate release of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi. "A special ASEAN foreign ministers meeting will be convened via video conference tomorrow and where we will listen to the representative of the Myanmar military authorities," Vivian Balakrishnan said in parliament on Monday.

  • Reuters

    Myanmar court files more charges against Suu Kyi, police crack down on protests

    In an evening address on state television, army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said protest leaders and "instigators" would be punished. The army was also investigating financial abuse by the civilian government, he said. Suu Kyi, 75, looked in good health during her appearance before a court in the capital Naypyidaw, one of her lawyers said.

  • Reuters

    At least 18 killed in Myanmar on bloodiest day of protests against coup

    Police were out in force early and opened fire in different parts of the biggest city of Yangon after stun grenades, tear gas and shots in the air failed to break up crowds. Several wounded people were hauled away by fellow protesters, leaving bloody smears on pavements, media images showed. "Police and military forces have confronted peaceful demonstrations, using lethal force and less-than-lethal force that – according to credible information received by the UN Human Rights Office – has left at least 18 people dead and over 30 wounded," the U.N. human rights office said.

  • Associated Press

    Myanmar's UN envoy dramatically opposes coup in his country

    Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador strongly opposed the military coup in his country and appealed for the “strongest possible action from the international community” to immediately restore democracy, in a dramatic speech to the U.N. General Assembly Friday that drew loud applause from many diplomats in the 193-nation global body. Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun began his statement saying he represented Aung San Suu Kyi’s "civilian government elected by the people” in November, and supported their fight for the end of military rule. “It is time for the military to immediately relinquish power and release those detained,” Tun said, agreeing with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that military coup "is not acceptable in this modern world and the coup must cease.”

  • Reuters

    Myanmar envoy appeals to U.N. to stop coup as police break up protests

    The Southeast Asian country has been in crisis since the army seized power on Feb. 1 and detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and much of her party leadership, alleging fraud in a November election her party had won. The coup has brought hundreds of thousands of protesters to Myanmar's streets and drawn condemnation from Western countries, with some imposing limited sanctions.

  • Reuters

    Birmanie: Violences à Rangoun entre opposants et partisans de la junte militaire

    (Reuters) - Les partisans et les opposants à l'armée birmane, certains armés de couteaux, de matraques ou de pierres, se sont affrontés dans les rues de Rangoun jeudi, au lendemain d'une première vague d'efforts diplomatiques visant à résoudre la crise. Le pays est en ébullition depuis que l'armée a pris le pouvoir le 1er février, arrêtant la cheffe du gouvernement Aung San Suu Kyi et une grande partie de la direction de son parti après avoir dénoncé pendant des semaines des fraudes lors des élections législatives du 8 novembre.

  • Reuters

    Los partidarios del golpe de Estado en Myanmar atacan a sus rivales en Rangún

    25 feb (Reuters) - Armados con cuchillos y palos, disparando hondas y piedras, un millar de partidarios del ejército de Myanmar atacaron el jueves a los opositores al golpe de Estado en el centro de Rangún, mientras los gobiernos del sudeste asiático buscan fórmulas para poner fin a la crisis. Myanmar está sumido en la incertidumbre desde que el ejército tomó el poder el 1 de febrero y detuvo a la líder del Gobierno civil, Aung San Suu Kyi, y a buena parte de la dirección de su partido, después de que los militares denunciaran un fraude en las elecciones de noviembre.