World Apr 03

Myanmar death toll mounts amid protests, military crackdown

Security forces in central Myanmar have opened fire on anti-coup protesters, killing at least two people amid mounting violence since the country’s Feb. 1 military takeover. Local media reported at least seven people were injured Saturday, two of whom sustained…

World Mar 30

Myanmar junta deepens violence with new air attacks

Violence in eastern Myanmar, including air raids that drove thousands of members of the Karen ethnic minority to seek shelter across the border in Thailand, has deepened with new air attacks.

As Myanmar’s military celebrated the annual Armed Forces Day holiday with a parade Saturday in the country’s capital, soldiers and police elsewhere reportedly killed dozens of people as they suppressed protests in the deadliest bloodletting since last month’s coup.

Mar 19

Myanmar garment workers urge global brands to denounce coup

Garment workers in Myanmar are urging major international brands to denounce the recent military coup there and put more pressure on factories to protect workers from being fired or harassed — or worse arrested and killed for participating in protests.