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Myanmar envoy makes emotional appeal for UN action against coup

New York - Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations made an impassioned plea Friday for the international community to take the "strongest possible action" to end the junta's rule in the country.

Myanmar's civil servant strikes start to bite

Yangon - Public hospitals are deserted. Government offices left dark. And the trains don't leave the stations.

Thousands rally in Armenia after PM warns of 'coup attempt'

Yerevan - Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan defied calls to resign and accused the military of an attempted coup on Thursday, as divisions over his handling of last year's war with Azerbaijan brought thousands to the streets.

Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts citing the coup

Bangkok - Facebook said it has banned all remaining accounts linked to the Myanmar military on Thursday, citing the junta's use of deadly force against anti-coup demonstrators.

Ex-king absent as Spain marks 40 years since failed coup

Madrid - Spain marked 40 years since a failed military coup Tuesday, but without the presence of former king Juan Carlos whose intervention helped stop the crisis, steering the nation toward democracy.

Myanmar grieves as funeral rites held for young anti-coup protester

Nay Pyi Taw - A sombre Buddhist funeral song rung out in Myanmar's capital as the body of a young woman, struck down during a rally against this month's military coup, was carried to a ceremony marking the end of her short life.

Myanmar grieves as funeral rites held for young anti-coup protester

Nay Pyi Taw - A sombre Buddhist funeral song rung out in Myanmar's capital as the body of a young woman, struck down during a rally against this month's military coup, was carried to a ceremony marking the end of her short life.

Myanmar coup: Protests continue despite crackdown

Yangon - Myanmar's military seized power on February 1, arresting the country's democratically elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

40 years since failed coup that reshaped Spain military

Madrid - On February 23, Spain marks 40 years since a failed coup attempt triggered a cultural revolution within the military, leading to its forced modernisation and social integration.

Suu Kyi's lawyer 'hoping for best, preparing for worst'

Bangkok - The lawyer representing Myanmar democracy hero Aung San Suu Kyi said on Wednesday he is preparing for the worst in a trial he fears could take six months.

Fear and isolation as Myanmar junta cuts internet

Bangkok - For the past two nights, Kyaw Soe has felt a knot in his stomach as he imagines family members, friends and colleagues swept up in night-time raids, increasingly common since Myanmar's military coup of February 1.

Macho macho man: Myanmar's shirtless gym junkies join anti-coup rally

Yangon - The Myanmar military might have real weapons but some anti-coup protesters have guns of their own -- showing off their ripped biceps as they pose with "free Aung San Suu Kyi" posters.

'Worse than my ex': Myanmar's very online youth take on the junta

Fpo - Their signs say it all: Myanmar's ruling junta is worse than an ex-boyfriend, fouler than fish curry, rejected by millions and more painful than a period.

Myanmar: Growing protest since military coup

Yangon - Myanmar's military seized power last week, arresting the country's democratically-elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

'Driving evil out': Myanmar people kick up din to protest coup

Yangon - Clanging cymbals and banging pots, Yangon residents unhappy with a putsch that ousted Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi have begun kicking up a nightly fracas to chase out "evil spirits" -- in this case, the military.

UN wants to 'make sure' Myanmar coup fails: Guterres

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday he would do everything in his power to pressure Myanmar and "make sure that this coup fails.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with import law charge after coup

Yangon - A Myanmar court has charged ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi with breaching an import and export law, a spokesperson from her National League for Democracy (NLD) said Wednesday.

Ethnic armed groups condemn Myanmar military's coup

Yangon - Myanmar's ethnic armed groups condemned the military Tuesday for ousting Aung San Suu Kyi's government and signalled a halt to the country's long-running peace process, citing a lack of trust in the army.

UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on Myanmar

New York - The UN Security Council began an emergency meeting on Myanmar Tuesday during which it was due to discuss a draft text calling for a return to civilian power following the country's military coup.

Myanmar coup tests Biden democracy push but with few options

Washington - Myanmar's military coup marks an early test case of President Joe Biden's determination to advocate democracy but, unlike a decade ago when the United States nurtured a transition there, he has limited options.

Myanmar civilians face 'huge sacrifices': ex-UN rights investigator

Seoul - Myanmar's people will be forced to make "huge sacrifices" as a result of the military coup, a former UN rights investigator said Monday.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi issued pre-emptive call to reject coup: party

Yangon - Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi issued a pre-emptive call for people to reject any coup, before she was detained by the military on Monday, her party said.

Suu Kyi's fate, and Myanmar's, in the balance after army coup

Yangon - After a lifetime struggling against Myanmar's military, 75-year-old Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is back under detention with a junta in power –- although her international image no longer shines.

Governments around the world condemn Myanmar's military coup

Yangon - The United States led governments around the world in calling for the restoration of Myanmar's democracy on Monday after the military staged a coup, arresting civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other politicians.

Turkey jails over 300 for life in mass 2016 coup trial

Ankara - A Turkish court jailed more than 300 former pilots and other suspects for life in a mass trial stemming from a bloody 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Three years after Mugabe's ouster, hope dissipates in Zimbabwe

Harare - Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe stepped down on November 21, 2017, bringing an end to nearly four decades of iron-fisted rule.His resignation came days after military tanks rolled through the capital Harare.

UN calls on new Mali government to implement peace agreement

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres this week called on Mali's transitional government to maintain a 2015 peace agreement deemed critical for the country's stability.The appeal came in a report submitted to the Security Council.

Far from the capital, Malian Sufi leader wields clout

Timbuktu - Cattle herders, traders and heads of state are among the people who have sought the ear of the sharif of Nioro, one of Mali's most influential men, to whom they voice their needs, grievances and hopes.

Mali's new interim leader stands by handover, international accords

Bamako - Mali's interim president, Bah Ndaw, was sworn into office on Friday after last month's putsch, vowing to hand over power within 18 months, honour international accords and pursue the fight against jihadist insurgents.

Ex-defence minister appointed Mali's transition leader

Bamako - Mali's military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international pressure to appoint civilians after a coup.
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