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‘Urgent, renewed effort’ needed to restore civilian rule in Myanmar: Bachelet

New York: UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet appealed on Friday for the international community to intensify pressure on Myanmar’s military to stop its campaign of violence against citizens, and to insist on the prompt return to civilian rule, almost one year after seizing power in a coup.

At least four children killed during escalation of conflict in Myanmar

New York: At least four children have been killed and multiple others have been maimed during an escalation of conflict over the past week in Myanmar, said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday.

Myanmar court sentences Aung Suu Kyi over walkie taikies

Naypyidaw/UNI: Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday was sentenced for four more years by a Myanmar court after convicting her for several charges including illegally possessing walkie-talkies and violating Covid restrictions.

Myanmar: WFP plans to aid 4 million through 2022

New York: Ten months since the military takeover in February 2021, food insecurity in Myanmar has risen sharply, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. 

People of Myanmar face ‘unprecedented’ crisis in 2022

New York: The people of Myanmar are facing an unprecedented political, socioeconomic, human rights and humanitarian crisis with needs escalating dramatically since the military takeover and a severe COVID-19 third wave. 

Myanmar: Attack leaves 35 dead, including 4 children

New York: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) condemned on Tuesday the reported killing of at least 35 people, including four children and two humanitarian workers, in the Kayah state, in Myanmar.

UN Special Envoy calls for New Year’s ceasefire in Myanmar

New York: The UN Special Envoy on Myanmar has appealed for a New Year’s ceasefire following weeks of escalating violence in the country.

Rights abuses in Myanmar ‘deepening on an unprecedented scale’ 

New York: More than 10 months since Myanmar's military seized power, the country’s human rights situation is deepening on an unprecedented scale, the UN rights office, OHCHR, has warned.

Myanmar: Junta troops burn 11 villagers alive in Sagaing

Naypyitaw/UNI: Myanmar junta personnel massacred 11 civilians in northwestern Sagaing region by reportedly burning them alive in retaliation to militia attacks, according to local residents and militia.

Disturbed at recent verdicts in Myanmar, says India over jail term for Aung San Suu Kyi

New Delhi/UNI: India on Tuesday voiced concern over the sentencing of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and said that as a neighbouring democracy it has always backed democratic transition in that country.

General Assembly defers decision on Afghanistan and Myanmar seats

New York: The UN General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution to delay a decision on who will represent Afghanistan and Myanmar at the world body.

Myanmar: Ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi awarded four years jail term

A Myanmar court has sentenced ousted leader and Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison.

Myanmar pardons, deports American journalist Danny Fenster

Naypyidaw/UNI: The military government of Myanmar pardoned and released the American journalist Danny Fenster on Monday, days after his conviction on Nov 12 on charges of violating visa laws and unlawful association.

Conviction of US journalist symbolic of media repression in Myanmar: UN rights chief

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday urged authorities in Myanmar to immediately release all journalists who have been jailed for practicing their profession.

Myanmar: American journalist Danny Fenster sentenced to 11 years in prison

A Myanmar court has sentenced American journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison, his lawyer said on Friday, CNN reported.