Fighting a Brutal Regime With the Help of a Video Game

Opponents of the coup in Myanmar have flocked to a new online game that lets players shoot virtual soldiers while raising money for the real-life resistance.

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Biden Should Cut Off the Gas Revenues That Fund Myanmar’s Junta

He should cut off the gas revenues that fund Myanmar’s junta.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Found Guilty in Myanmar Ahead of Biden Summit

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.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Gets 4 Years on Walkie-Talkie and Covid Charges

Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader was convicted on three more counts, which her defenders said were politically motivated.

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Stay or Go? For Myanmar’s Latest Wave of Refugees, There’s No Good Choice.

Hundreds of thousands who fled deadly unrest at home confront an uncertain future abroad. Yet for many who remained, conditions are dire.

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Myanmar’s Army Is Accused of Massacring Dozens of Civilians

At least 35 people were killed and their bodies burned, according to an international aid group and opponents of the military regime.

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လိမ္မာပါးနပ်သည်၊ နှစ်လိုခင်မင်ဖွယ်ကောင်းသည်၊ ကြမ်းကြုတ်သော စစ်တပ်တစ်တပ်ကို တိတ်တဆိတ် လက်နက်တပ်ဆင်ပေးနေသည်။

ဗမာ-အိုင်ယာလန် ကပြားမိသားစုတစ်စုက ပိတ်ဆို့အရေးယူမှု စစ်ဆေးမှုများကို ရှောင်ကွင်းလျက် မြန်မာ စစ်အစိုးရအတွက် လေယာဉ်များ၊ ကာကွယ်ရေး ရေဒါ၊ အခြားနည်းပညာနှင့် ကိရိယာများကို ကူညီဝယ်ယူ ပေးနေသော်လည်း အမြဲသူတော်ကောင်းစကားသာ ဆိုကြလေသည်။

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In Myanmar, a Notable Burmese Family Quietly Equipped a Brutal Military

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.

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U.N. Seats Denied, for Now, to Afghanistan’s Taliban and Myanmar’s Junta

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.

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Myanmar’s Notorious Army Is Facing a Morale Crisis

The number of defectors, while not enough to topple the Tatmadaw, is growing, galvanized by the nationwide anti-coup movement.

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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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Resistance Fighters Battle Myanmar’s Military in Mandalay

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.

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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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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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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’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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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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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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‘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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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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A Small Town and a Spray of Bullets in Myanmar

Police officers shot into a cluster of unarmed civilians in a tiny town on Thursday, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 20.

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‘It’s Better to Walk Through a Minefield’: Victims of Myanmar’s Army Speak

The military’s brutal practices go beyond killing protesters. Its soldiers have systematically raped women and forced villagers to be their human shields.

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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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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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How the Military Behind Myanmar’s Coup Took the Country Offline

As the military seized power again, the generals moved quickly to take the country offline, criminalize online dissent and block social media.

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Is Democracy in Myanmar Dead?

No. But the deposed government and its backers urgently need a concrete plan to foil the military’s divide-and-conquer strategy.

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In Myanmar, a Cult of Personality Meets Its Downfall

The party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi won an election landslide in November. But with its singular leader once again in detention, the future of the National League for Democracy is unclear.

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Myanmar’s Army Is Back in Charge. It Never Truly Left.

With the coup, the generals are ripping apart their prized project: a democratic front for a political system that still heavily favored them.

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The Story Behind the Myanmar Coup

Why take over if you’re already in charge?

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‘Kill All You See’: In a First, Myanmar Soldiers Tell of Rohingya Slaughter

Video testimony from two soldiers supports widespread accusations that Myanmar’s military tried to eradicate the ethnic minority in a genocidal campaign.

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