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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(...)

A Myanmar soldier stands guard on a road in Naypyidaw amid demonstrations against the military coup  on February 17th. Photograph:  STR/AFP via Getty Images

Capt Tun Myat Aung leaned over the hot pavement in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, and picked up bullet casings. Nausea crept into his throat. The she(...)

Anti-coup protesters squat behind a barricade that separates them from security forces on the opposite side of the road in the Dala township of Yangon on Friday. Photograph: AP

Myanmar security forces opened fire on Sunday, witnesses said, at people gathered for the funeral of one of the 114 people killed the previous day, th(...)

Protesters build a roadblock on a bridge in Yangon, Myanmar, on Tuesday. Photograph: The New York Times

Bank tellers’ windows are gathering dust. Cargo at the port sits uncollected. And in grand government ministries in Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar,(...)

Mother of Khant Ngar Hein weeps during his funeral in Yangon, Myanmar on Tuesday.  Photograph: AP

At least 149 people have been killed in Myanmar since the February 1st coup, including five in custody, a UN human rights official has said, as mass f(...)

Motorcyclists drive past burning tyres set up to block security forces from passing through a major traffic hub in Yangon on Monday. Photograph: The New York Times

Myanmar security forces shot dead six people taking part in pro-democracy demonstrations on Monday, media and witnesses said, and the military junta (...)

An anti-coup protester raises his hand with clenched fist in front of a crowd during a candlelight night rally in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: AP Photo

The acting leader of Myanmar’s parallel civilian government has said the people “must win the uprising” against the junta and that he will seek to giv(...)

Associated Press (AP) photojournalist Thein Zaw in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

A court in Myanmar has extended the pre-trial detention period for an Associated Press journalist who was arrested while covering demonstrations again(...)

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(...)

People watch as a convoy of soldiers and policemen arrive with bulldozers to remove makeshift barricades made by anti-coup protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

Demonstrators in Myanmar’s biggest city came out on Monday night for their first mass protests in defiance of an 8pm curfew, backing about 200 student(...)

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