The food of the Zomi people of Myanmar isn’t easy to find in America, even in this city so welcoming to refugees. But this weekend it will move front and center.
He should cut off the gas revenues that fund Myanmar’s junta.
A movement to restore democracy has evolved into deadly warfare between a ruthless military and a resistance force with limited weaponry.
The leaders at the two-day summit in Washington will discuss a variety of topics, but the president plans to use it to show a united front against Beijing.
More than 30 schools, teaching tens of thousands of Rohingya students, were closed in Bangladesh, where officials are said to have feared the schools would encourage the refugees to stay permanently.
The elected civilian leader, who was detained in a military coup last year, was sentenced to five years in prison in a corruption trial that was closed to the public.
The country is also now one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a medical worker. At least 30 doctors have been killed since the coup, a rights group says.
Most are held in deplorable conditions and face certain conviction at trial. Rights groups say the Southeast Asian nation now has the worst human rights conditions in the region.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the official designation. More than 9,000 people were killed in the violence.
Daily protests, once loud and colorful, have been replaced by an eerie quiet. To mark the anniversary of the military takeover, protest leaders have called for a “silent strike.”
Facing a huge loss of revenue amid economic turmoil, the military has sent soldiers to act as debt collectors.
The boat was being towed ashore with more than 100 Rohingya refugees on board. Indonesia initially said it would turn the vessel away, but relented under pressure from rights groups.
Hundreds of thousands who fled deadly unrest at home confront an uncertain future abroad. Yet for many who remained, conditions are dire.
At least 35 people were killed and their bodies burned, according to an international aid group and opponents of the military regime.
ဗမာ-အိုင်ယာလန် ကပြားမိသားစုတစ်စုက ပိတ်ဆို့အရေးယူမှု စစ်ဆေးမှုများကို ရှောင်ကွင်းလျက် မြန်မာ စစ်အစိုးရအတွက် လေယာဉ်များ၊ ကာကွယ်ရေး ရေဒါ၊ အခြားနည်းပညာနှင့် ကိရိယာများကို ကူညီဝယ်ယူ ပေးနေသော်လည်း အမြဲသူတော်ကောင်းစကားသာ ဆိုကြလေသည်။
A Burmese-Irish family said all the right things, even as it helped Myanmar’s rulers avoid sanctions scrutiny in buying airplanes, defense radar and more.
When Ko Aung Kyaw erased his cellphone contacts to protect his sources, he knew his interrogators would make him pay a horrific price. He did it anyway.
The Committee to Protect Journalists, a press freedom monitoring group, said 293 journalists were behind bars this year, more than a quarter of them in China.
Rohingya refugees have filed a lawsuit against Meta, formerly known as Facebook, for its alleged role in the ethnic cleansing currently underway in Myanmar, sometimes known as Burma. The lawsuit says the social media giant is on the hook for “at least $150 billion” for “wrongful death, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of property.”
This lawsuit claims that Meta’s Facebook product is defective and that the company acted negligently. The complaint was filed this week in San Mateo County Superior Court, the jurisdiction in which Meta is headquartered, on behalf of a Rohingya refugee living in Illinois. It’s seeking class-action status to encompass all of the more than 10,000 Rohingya refugees who have resettled in the US since 2012.
The lawsuit is among the first to leverage allegations made by former Facebook employees and whistleblowers, including Frances Haugen, who shared over 10,000 documents with Congress and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The ousted civilian leader faces years in custody after being sentenced on the first of several charges. In her absence, a new generation of younger, more progressive politicians is emerging.
Witnesses said soldiers also fired into the crowd and kicked wounded demonstrators, the latest in a series of confrontations in which the military’s behavior has infuriated citizens.
A powerful United Nations committee deferred a decision on applications by the ruling authorities of both countries, widely regarded as pariahs, to replace envoys of the governments they had toppled.
The number of defectors, while not enough to topple the Tatmadaw, is growing, galvanized by the nationwide anti-coup movement.
The release was a rare positive development in the country, which has been torn apart by violence since a February coup.
Danny Fenster, who was arrested in May by the military government, was given the maximum sentence on Friday after being convicted on three charges, his employer said.
Prosecutors filed charges of terrorism and sedition against the journalist Danny Fenster, who once worked at a hard-hitting news outlet hated by Myanmar’s governing military.
Bill Richardson, a former ambassador to the U.N., said that he had held “productive” talks with the general who led the February coup. Rights activists said he gave the junta an air of legitimacy.
The United Nations has described the charges against the former leader as politically motivated. If convicted, she could face a maximum of 102 years in prison.
For decades, armed conflict, political repression and targeted campaigns against minorities have forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave the country. Now many more are expected to follow.
The junta, which seized power in February, said it was releasing the prisoners to mark the Lighting Festival, a three-day holiday that begins Tuesday.
Shot dead by gunmen, he had compiled a list of those who perished in the hope that the data could be used as evidence in international courts.
Than Than Htwe and her husband moved to America in hopes of better opportunity for their son. They were greeted with violence instead.
Danny Fenster, who has become an international symbol of the military’s crackdown, was ordered on Monday to remain in confinement.
Often overlooked, the communities in South and Southeast Asia complicate notions of Jewish identity while emphasizing its malleability.
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.
Governments of the two countries have been toppled by pariah regimes. Will they get seats at the world’s biggest diplomatic table anyway?
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.
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.
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.
A shootout in Myanmar’s second-biggest city was the first time the military and a group of armed civilians known as the People’s Defense Force clashed in a major urban area.
A resolution adopted Friday by the General Assembly is the most widespread condemnation yet of the Feb. 1 coup, a sharp diplomatic slap that contradicted the junta’s claim it has not been isolated.
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.
Only the ethnic armed groups can break the stalemate between the military and the democratic opposition.
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.
More than 30 poets have been imprisoned since the military seized power in Myanmar, a country where politics and poetry are intimately connected.
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.
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.
Police are now stopping random people on the streets. A group of secret informers has reappeared. The killings continue, but so does the resistance.
Amid the resistance to military rule, some are saying that democracy can’t flourish without respecting the minorities that have been persecuted for decades.
Critics feared that Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing’s presence at the meeting in Indonesia would give his regime the appearance of legitimacy.