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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(...)

Protesters flash the three-finger salute, a symbol of resistance, and hold a banner ‘Resist the military’ as they demonstrate against the coup in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Myanmar’s cities on Saturday to denounce this week’s coup and demand the release of elected leader (...)

People taking part in a rally in support of Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi before she defended Myanmar at the ICC in The Hague against accusations of genocide against Rohingya Muslims, in Yangon in December 2019. Photograph:   Sai Aung Main/AFP via Getty Images

When an election landslide first ushered the National League for Democracy into a position of power in Myanmar, the party gained a mandate to extract (...)

Win Htein with  Aung San Suu Kyi in 2017. Htein was arrested in the early hours of Friday, a press officer from the NLD said. Photograph: STR/AFP

Another leading figure in Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party, Win Htein, told Reuters on Friday that he had been arrested in the a(...)

  Soldiers stand guard at the checkpoint of a military compound in Yangon on February 1st , as Myanmar’s military detained the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country’s president in a coup. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

The United States formally declared the military takeover in Myanmar as a coup d’etat on Tuesday, paving the way for a review of foreign assistance to(...)

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 (...)

Aung San Suu Kyi led the democracy struggle despite years under house arrest and and won a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts. File photograph: Getty

Western leaders condemned the coup by Myanmar’s military against Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government and hundreds of thousands of he(...)

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(...)

The Bridge on the River Kwai: Alec Guinness, William Holden, and Jack Hawkins in the 1957 film

The adventure war film The Bridge on the River Kwai may have swept the board of awards and attracted acclaim as one best films of the 20th century, bu(...)

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