Myanmar security forces kill at least 34 protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar security forces dramatically escalated their crackdown on protests against last month’s coup, killing at least 34 protesters Wednesday in several cities, according to accounts on social media and local news reports compiled by a data analyst. That is highest daily death toll since the Feb. 1 takeover, exceeding the 18 […]

Reports: A coup is underway in Myanmar and State Counsellor Suu Kyi has been detained as communications appear to be cut

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Reports: A coup is underway in Myanmar and State Counsellor Suu Kyi has been detained as communications appear to be cut. Myanmar’s military on Saturday denied its chief was threatening to stage a coup over complaints of election fraud, saying the media had misinterpreted his words. The coup occurred, however, on […]

Pence calls on Myanmar to free 2 Reuters reporters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on Myanmar to immediately release two journalists who were sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment on charges of possessing state secrets in connection with their reporting on massacres against Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from the Reuters news agency were sentenced Monday in […]

Myanmar military plane with 104 aboard goes missing

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A military transport plane with more than 100 people on board went missing Wednesday on a flight from southern Myanmar to Yangon, a military spokesman said. Gen. Myat Min Oo said the Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft was carrying 90 passengers — mostly families of military personnel — and 14 crew members […]