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Aye Myat Thu, the wife of Myanmar protester Chit Min Thu, reacts after he was shot dead  by security forces. Photograph: STR /AFP

Myanmar’s junta added bribery allegations to its charges against deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, while an advocacy group said security fo(...)

 Soldiers set up barricades during anti-coup protests in Yangon last month. Photograph: The New York Times

The soldiers from Myanmar’s army knocked on Thein Aung’s door one morning last April as he was having tea with friends, and demanded that all of them (...)

Demonstrators march during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Tens of thousands of people massed in Yangon and other cities in Myanmar for a second day on Sunday to protest against last week’s military coup, defy(...)

Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi rally outside the embassy of Myanmar in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday. The European Rohingya Council condemned the arrests of the country’s leaders  despite Suu Kyi’s treatment of the Rohingya people. Photograph: Adam Dean/New York Times

A group representing Rohingya people living in Europe has described the military coup in Myanmar as “unacceptable” and condemned the arrest of Aung Sa(...)

 Myanmar migrants hold up portraits of Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok on Monday. Photograph:  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images

Even as warning signs of a military putsch to topple Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government multiplied in recent days, some of the diplomats and analy(...)

People queue outside a supermarket in Thingangyun following the overnight coup. Photograph: Marie Starr via Twitter

The first inkling Irishwoman Marie Starr had about the coup in Myanmar was the loss of broadband at her home, outside the largest city and former capi(...)

In 2015, Aung San Suu Kyi came to power on a platform of ending civil war, drumming up foreign investment and reducing the army’s role in politics. File photograph: EPA/MARTIN DIVISEK

Aung San Suu Kyi (75) rode to power after a 2015 landslide election win that established Myanmar’s first civilian government in half a century. The (...)

 Rohingya refugees gather outside the transit camp in Ukhia before the start of the relocation to a remote island on Thursday. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Bangladesh has begun moving Rohingya families from camps near the Myanmar border to a settlement on a remote island, despite concerns about its safety(...)

Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, led by Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, celebrate in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sunday. Photograph:  Lynn Bo Bo/Epa

Myanmar voted on Sunday in a general election seen as a referendum on the fledgling democratic government that remains popular at home but has seen i(...)

 Smoke rises from the houses of Rohingya Muslims during military operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in a photograph taken   in Teknaff, Bangladesh in September 2017. Photograph:  Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The two soldiers confess their crimes in a monotone, a few blinks of the eye their only betrayal of emotion: executions, mass burials, village obliter(...)

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