Thousands of people hunkered down Sunday, seeking shelter from a powerful storm that slammed into the coast of Myanmar, tearing the roofs off buildings and killing at least three people.
Opponents of Myanmar's military rule heeded a call on Wednesday by organizers to stay home in a "silent strike" as the prospects for peace in the country seem dim 2 years after the army seized power.
The production of opium in Myanmar has flourished since the military's seizure of power as the faltering economy has led more people toward the drug trade, according to a new United Nations report.
A court's conviction against Aung San Suu Kyi leaves her with 33 years to serve in prison following a series of politically tinged prosecutions since her government was toppled in February 2021.
Myanmar's expected release of more than 5,700 prisoners is expected to include the U.K.'s former envoy to the Asian country, an Australian economist and a Japanese filmmaker, according to state media.
A court in military-ruled Myanmar convicted the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on more corruption charges Wednesday that leave her with a 26-year total prison term, a legal official said.
The former prime minister was sentenced to three years for violating the official secrets act, on top of a 20-year sentence already handed down by the military junta that took power in 2021.
Vickie Bowman and her husband were detained for sending information to an activist group and others opposed to military rule, a senior military official said.
A U.N. official calls for new policies across East Asia to halt the soaring production of methamphetamines.
More than 12,500 people in Myanmar have been detained, at least 440,000 have been displaced and about 14 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, the report says.
The anniversary of the February 1, 2021, coup prompted a nationwide "silent strike" by those inside the country who oppose the military's takeover.
The documentary follows a Buddhist and a Muslim — who don't always get along — as they provide health care to Muslim women and children despite growing political and religious tensions in Myanmar.
Total Energies and Chevron say they are stopping all operations in Myanmar, citing rampant human rights abuses and deteriorating rule of law since the military overthrew the elected government.
The ousted leader, who has been detained since last February's military takeover, is already being tried on five other corruption charges. Each is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine.
Suu Kyi was convicted last month on two other charges and given a four-year prison sentence, which was then halved by the head of the military-installed government.