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‘Urgent’ international response needed in Myanmar: UN chief

New York: An “urgent” international response is needed to prevent the crisis in Myanmar from becoming a “catastrophe” in the heart of Southeast Asia and beyond, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned. In a report sent to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, the UN chief also said he feared that the military’s grip on power would become increasingly difficult to counter.

Human rights ‘catastrophe’ in Myanmar: UN calls for urgent action

New York: Urgent action is needed to prevent the situation in Myanmar from escalating into a “full-blown conflict”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned on Thursday.  

Myanmar: UN expert says current international efforts failing, urges ‘change of course’

New York: The UN independent rights expert on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, told the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday that conditions inside the country following the 1 February military coup have worsened, urging a “change of course” to prevent further human rights abuses and deaths.

Pakistan's high-level military delegation visits Myanmar

Islamabad: A high-level military delegation of Pakistan recently secretly visited Myanmar from Sept 1 to 5, media reports said.

Myanmar: Rights expert calls for ‘COVID ceasefire’, urges UN action

New York: The UN independent expert on the human rights situation in Myanmar on Tuesday called for a “COVID ceasefire” for the country, as infections and deaths soar even as the military junta escalates attacks against healthcare workers.

COVID-19 mass virus testing: China closing county near Myanmar

The Chinese government on Saturday said everyone in a county in the southwest region near Myanmar will be tested for the coronavirus following a spike in infections.

Myanmar: ‘Brute force terror campaign’ targeting rights defenders, UN experts say

New York: Human rights defenders in Myanmar are being targeted under a “brute force terror campaign” by the military junta, United Nations independent experts said on Monday, calling again for a stronger international response to the coup.

EU, UK expand sanctions on Myanmar military

Brussels/Sputnik: The European Union and the United Kingdom announced on Monday fresh sanctions on Myanmar’s officials and companies with ties to the military, which seized power in February.

Myanmar: Timely support and action by Security Council ‘really paramount’, says UN Special Envoy

New York: The UN Special Envoy for Myanmar said on Friday she has called for timely action from the Security Council in response to the ongoing crisis in the Southeast Asian country stemming from the military coup in February.

Four churches attacked in Myanmar, Bishops appeal for peace

Yangon: Catholic bishops along with the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Myanmar have appealed for peace amid deaths of people who had taken shelter in a Catholic church in Loikaw town of Myanmar besides continuing attacks on the churches in the country now under a military regime.

‘Mass deaths’ alert in Myanmar as 100,000 flee junta’s heavy weapons

New York: In Myanmar, international action is needed urgently to prevent “mass deaths” there, after civilians fled attacks by so-called “junta bombs”, a top independent UN rights expert has warned.

Chinese hands: Myanmar's military regime reorganizes committee to move ahead with BRI projects

Myanmar, the country hit by a serious political crisis, has reorganized three crucial committees as it pushes ahead with plans to implement giant infrastructure projects that are a key part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Myanmar: Rights expert welcomes fresh sanctions against junta, urges other nations ‘step up’

New York: The announcement this week of new coordinated sanctions against Myanmar’s military rulers by a handful of Western governments has been welcomed by the UN independent expert monitoring the human rights situation in the country.

Myanmar approaching point of economic collapse: UN report

The turmoil following the military coup in Myanmar, coupled with the impact of COVID-19 could result in up to 25 million people – nearly half of the country’s population, living in poverty by early next year, a United Nations report said on Friday.

Illegal rare earth mining escalates near Chinese border since Myanmar coup

Naypyitaw:  Illegal rare earth mining has spiked in northern Kachin State, which is located near to the  Chinese border, following Myanmar’s Feb. 1 coup in areas controlled by a junta-sponsored militia, media reports said.