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Myanmar: Crimes against humanity committed systematically, says UN report

New York: Crimes against humanity continue to be systematically committed in Myanmar, with ongoing conflicts severely impacting women and children, according to a UN report released on Tuesday.

Myanmar junta's execution of four democracy activists condemned by UN

New York: The independent UN human rights expert for Myanmar called for a strong international response on Monday following the executions of four pro-democracy activists by the country’s military junta. In a statement issued later in the day, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said she was "dismayed" that despite appeal from across the world, military leaders had move ahead with "no regard" for international rights law.

Myanmar military executes four democracy activists

Naypyidaw: Myanmar's military has executed four democracy activists,an episode which has triggered widespread condemnation, media reports said on Monday.

Northern Myanmar witnessing surge in China-backed rare earth mining

Naypyidaw: Controlled by a militia sponsored by the Myanmar military, there has been a surge in illegal rare earth mining in northern Kachin State of the country since last year’s coup in areas along the border with China, media reports said.

Beijing wants instability in Myanmar: Southeast Asia expert Bertil Lintner

New Delhi: Veteran journalist and regional expert Bertil Lintner on Monday said that China wants instability in Myanmar, and wishes to remain a major controlling player in the politics of the Southeast Asian country.

Myanmar: Shocking toll on children must be spur to action, says UN rights expert

New York: Myanmar’s military junta is responsible for shocking violence against children caught up in the bloody aftermath of last February’s coup, a top independent Human Rights Council-appointed investigator said on Wednesday.

Myanmar: Cycle of ‘human rights violations and abuses’ continues, warns Bachelet

New York: Still suffering from the devastating consequences of the February 2021 military coup, the UN rights chief said on Tuesday that the people of Myanmar remain “trapped in a cycle of poverty and displacement, human rights violations and abuses”.

Myanmar: Death sentences ‘vile attempt at instilling fear’, rights experts charge

New York: The international community must increase pressure on Myanmar ‘s military rulers in the wake of their decision to move ahead with death sentences against four individuals, including two prominent opponents of the regime, UN independent human rights experts said on Friday.

China will soon establish their control over Indian Ocean by establishing ports on Myanmar: Reports

Beijing: China will soon establish their control over the Indian Ocean by establishing ports on Myanmar, media reports said on Saturday.

Response plan launched to support 1.4 million Rohingya and Bangladeshis

New York: “Robust and sustained international support” is again needed for Rohingya refugees and the Bangladeshi communities generously hosting them, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

Myanmar: ‘Appalling’ violations demand ‘unified and resolute international response’

New York: Security forces in Myanmar have killed at least 1,600 people and detained more than 12,500, since the military coup last year, the UN rights office said on Tuesday.

Stop weapons supply to Myanmar, rights expert urges pointing finger at China

New York: Weapons exports to the military rulers in Myanmar by UN Member States must stop, the UN independent expert on the human rights situation in the country said on Tuesday, pointing finger at countries like China and Russia.

Number of internally displaced in Myanmar doubles, to 800,000

New York: The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Myanmar has doubled since February of last year, now crossing the 800,000 mark, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) announced on Friday.

Myanmar: ‘Meaningful action’ needed to stop the slaughter

New York: Marking the first anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar, the independent UN expert monitoring the country implored States on Tuesday to take more robust action, reiterating his call for an arms embargo to stop the killing of innocent people.

UK joins US, Canada in imposing new sanctions against Myanmar officials

London/UNI/Sputnik: The UK marked the first anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar on Tuesday by joining the US and Canada in imposing new sanctions against three government officials that they said "have been instrumental in suppressing democracy and stifling opposition voices."