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  • AFP News

    Myanmar junta chief says new elections in two years

    Myanmar's junta chief said Sunday that elections would be held and a state of emergency lifted by August 2023, extending the military's initial timeline given when it deposed Aung San Suu Kyi six months ago.

  • Reuters

    After months of failed talks, ASEAN under pressure to appoint envoy

    Foreign ministers from members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are under pressure to appoint a special envoy to Myanmar this week after months of negotiations have failed to find a consensus candidate. Six months after the military toppled Myanmar's democratically elected government, ASEAN foreign ministers meet on Monday, when diplomats say they aim to finalise a special envoy tasked with ending violence and promoting dialogue between the junta and its opponents. The Uni

  • Reuters

    Birmanie: L'Asean sous pression pour nommer un envoyé spécial

    (Reuters) - Les ministres des Affaires étrangères des pays formant l'association des nations du Sud-Est asiatique (Asean) sont sous pression pour nommer un envoyé spécial en Birmanie cette semaine, après qu'aucun consensus n'a été trouvé à l'issue de longs mois de négociations. Six mois après le coup d'Etat qui a vu le gouvernement élu d'Aung San Suu Kyi se faire renverser par la junte militaire, les ministres se rencontreront lundi afin de nommer un envoyé spécial qui devra mettre fin à la viol

  • Reuters

    Birmanie: Le chef de la junte promet des élections, se dit prêt à coopérer avec l'Asean

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Le chef de la junte birmane Min Aung Hlaing s'est engagé dimanche à organiser de nouvelles élections multipartites et a déclaré que son gouvernement est prêt à travailler avec l'envoyé spécial que nommera l'association des nations du Sud-Est asiatique (Asean). Min Aung Hlaing s'exprimait lors d'une allocution télévisée six mois après que l'armée birmane s'est emparée du pouvoir en renversant le gouvernement élu d'Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Associated Press

    Myanmar military extends emergency, promises vote in 2 years

    Six months after seizing power from the elected government, Myanmar’s military leader on Sunday declared himself prime minister and said he would lead the country under the extended state of emergency until elections are held in about two years. “We must create conditions to hold a free and fair multiparty general election," Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing said during a recorded televised address. In a separate announcement, the military government named itself “the caretaker government” and Min A

  • Reuters

    Myanmar army ruler takes prime minister role, again pledges elections

    Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on the role of prime minister in a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported on Sunday, six months after the army seized power from a civilian government. In a speech on Sunday, Min Aung Hlaing repeated a pledge to hold elections by 2023 and said his administration was ready to work with a future regional envoy on Myanmar. The announcement and speech came exactly six months after the army seized power Feb. 1 from a civilian gover

  • Reuters

    After months of failed talks, ASEAN under pressure to name Myanmar envoy

    (Reuters) -Foreign ministers from members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are under pressure to appoint a special envoy to Myanmar this week after months of negotiations failed to find a consensus candidate. Six months after the military toppled Myanmar's democratically elected government, ASEAN foreign ministers meet on Monday when diplomats say they will aim to finalise a special envoy tasked with ending violence and promoting dialogue between the junta and its opponents

  • Reuters

    U.S top diplomat Blinken to court Southeast Asia in virtual meetings next week

    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet virtually with Southeast Asian officials every day next week, a senior state department official said on Saturday, as Washington seeks to show the region it’s a U.S. priority while also addressing the crisis in Myanmar. The top U.S. diplomat will attend virtual meetings for five consecutive days, including annual meetings of the 10 foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and other nations and separate meetings of the Lower

  • Associated Press

    US urges UN Council to press Myanmar to return to democracy

    A senior U.S. diplomat urged the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to press Myanmar’s military to stop violence and restore democracy, warning that with COVID-19 surging and hunger increasing, “the longer we delay, the more people die.” Deputy U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis said Myanmar “is reeling from a surge in COVID-19 cases” and faces a “burgeoning health catastrophe” as a direct result of “the military’s brutality and administrative failures since its coup six months ago.” The viole

  • Reuters

    Soccer-Thailand sack Japanese coach Nishino

    Nishino, who led Japan to the last 16 at the 2018 World Cup and took over as Thailand coach in July 2019, parted company with the Thais after overseeing a disappointing campaign in the preliminaries for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Thailand won two of eight matches to miss out on a place in the final phase of Asia's qualifying tournament for the finals.

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