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Protesters take part in a demonstration in Hpakant, Myanmar, in support of Mindat, a town in Chin state. Photograph: Handout/AFP

Fighters of a local militia opposed to Myanmar’s junta have pulled back from the northwestern town of Mindat after days of assault by combat troops ba(...)

Teachers take part in a civil disobedience movement demonstration on Thursday against the military coup in Dooplaya district in Myanmar’s Karen state. Photograph: KNU Dooplaya District/AFP via Getty

A Myanmar journalist who reported on anti-junta protests has been jailed for three years for incitement, his news organisation said, while authoritie(...)

The Myanmar Times newspaper, and others,  after the coup in February. Photograph: Aung Kyaw Htet/SOPA Images /LightRocket via Getty Images

On February 1st, a few hours after Myanmar’s military coup, the team leaders of media group Mizzima held an emergency meeting in Yangon. The outlet’s(...)

Diplomats under the Biden administration, have been busy promoting the US’s return to the liberal-multilateral mainstream. Photograph: Getty

It’s a staple of that dismal genre, the political memoir: the new leader, swept into office and eager to act, quickly confronts the limits of his or h(...)

An armed rebel of the Karen National Union (KNU) providing security during a demonstration against the military coup in the area under the control of the rebel group in Myanmar’s eastern Karen state. Photograph: Dooplaya District/AFP via Getty

Ethnic Karen guerrillas said they captured a Myanmar army base in what represents a morale-boosting action for those opposing the military’s takeover (...)

Anti-coup protesters flash three-fingered symbol of resistance as they gather to pray for those who died during a protest against the military in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday. Photograph: AP

Demonstrators in Myanmar held protests demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government on Monday and called for more co-ordinated nationwid(...)

Protesters hold eggs with messages to coincide with Easter Sunday during a demonstration against the military coup in Taunggyi in Myanmar’s Shan state.  Photograph: Anonymous/AFP via Getty

Opponents of military rule in Myanmar inscribed messages of protest on Easter eggs on Sunday while thousands of others were back on the streets, denou(...)

Pope Francis leading  Easter Sunday Mass at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Photograph:  EPA/Filippo Monteforte

Pope Francis has urged countries in his Easter message to speed up the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, particularly to the world’s poor, and called(...)

Anti-coup protesters burn constitution books at Tarmwe township in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: AP Photo

Myanmar’s wireless broadband internet services have been shut down by order of the military, a local provider said. The move comes as protesters cont(...)

A protester receiving oxygen after being injured during a demonstration against the military coup, in Taunggyi in Myanmar’s Shan state. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The UN envoy on Myanmar has implored the security council to intervene in the escalating crisis, warning of the risk of civil war and an imminent “blo(...)

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