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Myanmar police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at protestors

Hundreds, many wearing construction helmets and carrying makeshift shields, gathered in Myanmar's largest city of Yangon, where a day earlier police had fired repeated rounds of tear gas

Thai marchers link their democracy cause to Myanmar protests

In Myanmar on Sunday, a crackdown on protesters by security forces left at least 18 people dead, according to the U.N. Human Rights Office.

Facebook bans Myanmar junta from its platforms weeks after coup

On February 1, Myanmar's military overthrew the government and declared a year-long state of emergency hours before the newly-elected parliament was due to convene.

More Myanmar protests follow strike, foreign concerns

On Monday, the U.S. said it was imposing sanctions against more junta members because of the killings of peaceful protesters by security forces.

Myanmar blocks Wikipedia in all languages: NetBlocks

NetBlocks also informed that internet services in the country had been blacked out for the past six days.

Police rampage targets striking railway workers in Myanmar

State railway workers on Sunday had called a strike, joining a loosely organised Civil Disobedience Movement that was initiated by medical workers and is the backbone of the resistance.

Big protests across Myanmar as UN expert fears violence

The February 1 coup has brought an abrupt halt to Myanmar's fragile progress toward democracy, as Suu Kyi's party was about to begin a second five-year term.

Myanmar police file new charge against Aung San Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi, who was ousted in a military coup on February 1, has already been charged with possessing walkie-talkies that were imported without being registered.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention extended as protests continue in Myanmar

The Nobel laureate remains under house arrest on a minor charge of possessing unregistered imported walkie-talkies.

Myanmar rattled by army movements, apparent internet cutoff

Large demonstrations were also held in Naypyitaw and far-flung corners of the country dominated by ethnic minorities.

Facebook to limit Myanmar military-controlled pages for spreading misinformation

The social media giant on February 12 released a detailed statement regarding the actions undertaken to protect free speech in Myanmar.

‘Join hands’ with army for democracy: Myanmar coup leader

The military has said it was forced to step in because Suu Kyi's government failed to properly investigate allegations of fraud in November elections.

US President Biden announces sanctions against military leaders of Myanmar

Biden demanded that military must relinquish the power it seized and demonstrate respect for the will of the people of Burma as expressed in their November 8th election.

India, Myanmar and a puzzle

New Delhi never tied its knot with Suu Kyi in the manner it did in the case of the Dalai Lama

Myanmar protesters back on streets despite police violence

The military says it acted because November's election, which Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won in a landslide, were marred by irregularities.

Myanmar protesters march again, defying ban on gatherings

The protesters are demanding that power be restored to the deposed civilian government and seek freedom for the nation's elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar blocks access to Twitter, Instagram

The Ministry's directive asked the operators to temporarily suspend the access of Twitter and Instagram under Section 77 of the country's Telecommunications Law

Myanmar junta shuts Twitter and Instagram to curb protests

Netblocks, which tracks social media disruptions and shutdowns, confirmed the loss of Twitter service starting 10 PM.

Myanmar blocks Facebook till Feb 7 fearing ‘instability’

MPT, a leading state-owned telecom operator, has blocked Facebook as well as Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp on its network, reports NetBlocks that tracks global internet usage.

Rohingya refugees fear returning to Myanmar after coup

Bangladesh's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that it hopes the coup will not hamper the refugees' return.

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