Sudan’s Leaders Say They Thwarted a Military Coup Attempt

The African nation has been battling economic hardship under a fragile transitional government.

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Danny Fenster, U.S. Journalist, Told to Stay in Myanmar Prison

Danny Fenster, who has become an international symbol of the military’s crackdown, was ordered on Monday to remain in confinement.

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Myanmar’s Army Escalates Attacks on a Struggling Resistance

The army has escalated attacks on militias that oppose its rule, driving thousands of people into the hills. A shadow government has called for a nationwide uprising.

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Quandary at U.N.: Who Speaks for Myanmar and Afghanistan?

Governments of the two countries have been toppled by pariah regimes. Will they get seats at the world’s biggest diplomatic table anyway?

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U.S. Forces Were Training the Guinean Soldiers Who Took Off to Stage a Coup

American military officials have denounced the ouster of a president in West Africa, and said they had no warning of what their students were planning.

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The Trump Coup Is Still Raging

One thing should be clear to conservatives estranged from the Republican Party: We can’t go home again.

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Special Forces Colonel Stages Coup in Guinea

Heavy gunfire was heard in Conakry, the West African country’s capital, on Sunday, and then a colonel announced on state television that he’d suspended the Constitution.

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Mikis Theodorakis, Greek Composer and Marxist Rebel, Dies at 96

He waged a war of words and music against a military junta that banned his work and imprisoned him during its rule of Greece, from 1967 to 1974.

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Myanmar’s Monks, Leaders of Past Protests, Are Divided Over the Coup

Some senior members of the Buddhist clergy have given their blessing to the generals in power. But hundreds of lower-ranking monks have been jailed for protesting.

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Ko Pyae Lyan Aung, Myanmar Soccer Player, Wins Asylum in Japan

Pyae Lyan Aung had defied the military junta’s rule at home after its coup, and had gambled he could win the right to stay in Japan.

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Confident in Its Impunity, the Myanmar Junta Ignores Diplomacy

The generals who seized power five months ago have shown no inclination to heed international pleas to reverse themselves, even as Myanmar slides into a failed state.

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In Myanmar, Health Care’s Collapse Takes Its Own Toll

Since the February coup, many physicians have refused to work at state-run hospitals. “I will never blame the doctors,” said a patient whose treatment stopped.

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The Real Kingmakers of Myanmar

Only the ethnic armed groups can break the stalemate between the military and the democratic opposition.

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Michael Flynn’s ‘coup’ comments, and not his denial, spread widely online.

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Turkey Claims to Have ‘Captured’ Cleric’s Relative in Kenya

The removal of a Turkish citizen from his home in Kenya is part of the crackdown by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on those he sees as connected to a failed 2016 coup.

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Where Myanmar Sends Its Political Prisoners

For 134 years, Insein Prison has stood as a monument to brutality. Since the Feb. 1 coup, journalists, elected leaders and pro-democracy protesters have been held in the aging facility.

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Poets in Myanmar Are Killed After the Coup

More than 30 poets have been imprisoned since the military seized power in Myanmar, a country where politics and poetry are intimately connected.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Makes First Court Appearance Since Coup

Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, is facing a raft of charges after being detained by Myanmar’s military. If she is found guilty, she could be imprisoned for the rest of her life.

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Miss Universe Myanmar Arrives in Florida With a Message for the Junta

Ma Thuzar Wint Lwin hopes to use her international platform as a pageant contestant to criticize the country’s military coup and support the pro-democracy movement.

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Three Months After Coup, Myanmar Returns to the ‘Bad Old Days’

Police are now stopping random people on the streets. A group of secret informers has reappeared. The killings continue, but so does the resistance.

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‘Now We Are United’: Myanmar’s Ethnic Divisions Soften After Coup

Amid the resistance to military rule, some are saying that democracy can’t flourish without respecting the minorities that have been persecuted for decades.

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Myanmar Coup Leader Arrives in Indonesia for Asean Summit

Critics feared that Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing’s presence at the meeting in Indonesia would give his regime the appearance of legitimacy.

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How Generals Plot Together, in Myanmar and Thailand

An unholy alliance between the two military governments will delay a return to democracy in both countries.

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Chevron Lobbies to Head Off New Sanctions on Myanmar

The oil company is arguing against efforts to restrict its involvement in a gas operation in Myanmar that provides funding for the junta there.

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Idriss Déby Dies at 68; Poor Herder’s Son Became Chad’s Longtime Autocrat

Mr. Déby, who was aiming for a fourth decade in power, died from what the government called wounds sustained at a battlefront with rebels.

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Myanmar’s Protesters Face Down the Military With Slingshots and Rocks

What began as peaceful demonstrations against the military coup has rapidly grown into a resistance movement in which citizens use improvised weapons to fight the junta.

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How to Defeat Myanmar’s Military After the Coup

Elected legislators deposed in the February coup have a plan for building a new federal democratic union. We need help.

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Myanmar Coup Puts the Seal on Autocracy’s Rise in Southeast Asia

Not long ago, democracy seemed to be surging in the region. But in Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and elsewhere, it is in trouble.

#cambodia, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #malaysia, #myanmar, #philippines, #politics-and-government, #thailand, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Myanmar Protests, and Killings, Continue

The death toll has passed 700, with more than 80 killed on Friday in one city alone, a rights group said.

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Myanmar Envoy Who Critiqued Coup Is Locked Out of London Embassy

After Myanmar’s military seized power, its ambassador to Britain had called for the release of political leaders who were detained in the coup.

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Myanmar’s Ambassador to the U.K. Was Locked Out of London Embassy

After Myanmar’s military seized power, its ambassador to Britain had called for the release of political leaders who were detained in the coup.

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A Military That Murders Its Own People

Following a coup in Myanmar, security forces have cracked down brutally on civilians. We ask why soldiers have so readily turned against the population.

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Myanmar’s Military Has Killed Over 40 Children Since the Coup. Here’s One Child’s Story.

Myanmar’s security forces have killed more than 40 children since February. Here is the story of one, Aye Myat Thu. She was 10.

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In Turkey’s Failed Coup, Trainees Face the Same Stiff Punishments as Generals

The families of trainee pilots sentenced to life in prison broke their silence to protest the men’s innocence. The pilots are among more than 600 trainees and conscripts swept up in prosecutions.

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Myanmar’s Bloodshed Reveals a World That Has Changed, and Hasn’t

How the country became primed for a sort of violence, and a sort of dictatorship, that had grown rare.

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Myanmar Soldiers, Aiming to Silence Coup Protests, Target Journalists

The security forces have arrested at least 56 reporters, outlawed online news outlets and crippled communications. Young people have stepped in with their phones to help document the brutality.

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Myanmar Coup and Protests Explained

Demonstrations and a deadly crackdown have roiled the nation since a Feb. 1 coup brought back full military rule following years of quasi-democracy.

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Inside Myanmar’s Army: ‘They See Protesters as Criminals’

Four officers spoke about life in the feared Tatmadaw, which has turned its guns on civilians again. For most soldiers, one said, “The Tatmadaw is the only world.”

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Dozens Gunned Down in One of Myanmar’s Bloodiest Days Since Coup

The killings took place on a holiday honoring the army. A dissident called it “a day of shame for the armed forces.”

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Beaten, Cuffed, Hauled Away: When Myanmar’s Military Comes Knocking

Security forces have responded to protests with increasing ruthlessness, shooting people in the streets, raiding homes and arbitrarily carrying out beatings and arrests.

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‘I Will Die Protecting My Country’: In Myanmar, a New Resistance Rises

As the nation’s military kills, assaults and terrorizes unarmed civilians each day, some protesters say there is no choice but to fight the army on its own terms.

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Myanmar Protesters Answer Military’s Bullets With an Economic Shutdown

From hospitals, railways and dockyards to schools, shops and trading houses, the country is at a standstill. Strikers hope their actions will force the army to return power after its coup on Feb. 1.

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Latest Claim in the Effort Against Aung San Suu Kyi: A Bag of Cash

The Myanmar military’s latest accusations against the ousted civilian leader suggest a monthslong campaign to neutralize the country’s most popular politician.

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Myanmar Coup Protests Show No Sign of Waning, Despite Killings

At least 18 people were fatally shot over the weekend, but the nationwide protest movement shows no sign of waning.

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Jeanine Añez, Former Bolivian President, Says She Faces Arrest

Jeanine Añez served as interim president for a year, after Evo Morales was forced out. Other members of her government have reportedly been arrested.

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How President Biden Can Support Myanmar

Economic sanctions and an arms embargo can help pressure the Burmese military to restore democracy in Myanmar.

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Myanmar Military Storms Universities and Hospitals, Revokes Press Licenses

The military said the public had requested that the generals take more control “for the benefit of the people.” At least three protesters were killed in further crackdowns.

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After Coup in Myanmar, a Career Diplomat Takes a Stand

At the United Nations, U Kyaw Moe Tun declared his new military masters illegitimate. They fired him, but he has no intention of leaving.

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YouTube Removes Myanmar Military Channels

The video platform became the latest American internet giant to take down the military’s content since the coup last month.

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In Myanmar Protests, Women Are on the Front Lines

Despite the danger, women have been at the forefront of the movement, rebuking the generals who ousted a female civilian leader.

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