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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Myanmar

This year
14,000 displaced in Myanmar after record rain sparks floods
Scientists say man-made climate change is making weather patterns more intense.
The Explainer: A forgotten crisis - what is happening to the Rohingya minority fleeing Myanmar?
We delve into the prosecution faced by the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, and the treacherous journey many make across the Andaman Sea in search of asylum and a better life. We speak with Michelle Cicic, head of the regional office for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) in south-southeast Asia Pacific, as well as Lilianne Fan and Hassan bin Roshid from the Geutanyoë Foundation.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has jail term reduced by six years in partial pardon
The ousted leader, who has been in detention since 2021, had been sentenced to 33 years in jail for a number of charges.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi moved from prison to government building, party official says
A source from another political party said Suu Kyi had been moved to a VIP compound in Naypyidaw.
At least 29 reported dead after Cyclone Mocha tears through Bangladesh and Myanmar
Cyclone Mocha is the biggest storm to hit the Bay of Bengal in more than a decade.
International outcry as Myanmar junta confirms it carried out air strike on village
The death toll from the strike on the remote Kanbalu township in the central Sagaing region remains unclear.
Last year
Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi jailed for further seven years
The Nobel laureate is now facing more than three decades behind bars.
UN Security Council adopts first ever Myanmar resolution and calls for release of Aung San Suu Kyi
Suu Kyi has been a prisoner since the army toppled her government almost two years ago.
At least 11 schoolchildren killed in Myanmar air strike, UNICEF says
At least 15 children from the same school are still missing.
At least eleven children killed in Myanmar junta attack on village
Myanmar has been ruled by a military junta since a coup triggered mass peaceful protests nationwide.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to three years for 'electoral fraud'
Journalists have been barred from proceedings in the military-built capital Naypyidaw.
Myanmar military junta executes four political prisoners
The executions were carried out despite international calls for clemency.
Former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to five years in prison
She has already been sentenced to six years imprisonment in other cases and faces ten more corruption charges.
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial over ‘election fraud’
The army seized power and arrested Ms Suu Kyi in February last year.
Dozens arrested to suppress protests on Myanmar coup anniversary
Opponents of military rule in the country have called for a “Silent Strike” aimed at emptying the streets of Myanmar’s cities and towns.
Over 1,000 people likely killed in war crimes and crimes against humanity since Myanmar coup
UN investigators are working to substantiate who may be responsible for any crimes committed
All time
Myanmar junta court jails close aides of ousted leader
The country has been in turmoil since February when generals deposed the civilian government.
Save the Children staff confirmed dead in Myanmar massacre
Photos of the attack have spread on social media in Myanmar, fuelling outrage against the military.
Myanmar court postpones verdicts in second case against Aung San Suu Kyi
The ousted leader is accused of illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies.
One dead and at least 70 missing after landslide at Myanmar jade mine
The disaster struck at a mine close to the Chinese border.
Myanmar government denies massacre reports as opponents stage ‘silent strike’
Soldiers are alleged to have rounded up and killed 11 civilians whose charred bodies were later discovered by fellow villagers.
Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison
The ruling is the first in a series of cases brought against the 76-year-old since the army seized power on 1 February.
Aung San Suu Kyi to be prosecuted for ‘electoral fraud’ in Myanmar
Allegations of electoral fraud were the main reason cited by the military for its 1 February seizure of power.
Army shelling in Myanmar blamed for destruction of 160 buildings in town
The army seized power in February from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, but has failed to quell the widespread resistance.
Myanmar torn by armed conflict and becoming a failed state, says UN envoy
Christine Schraner Burgener said fighting between the ruling army and different factions was increasing across the country.
Myanmar junta chief says new elections will be held in two years
The country has been in turmoil since the army ousted the civilian leader in February.
Junta trial of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi gets underway
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is being charged with accepting illegal payments of cash and gold, among other charges.
Violence erupts in Myanmar as thousands gather to call for 'spring revolution' against military junta
Security forces ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a 1 February coup.
US urges action by UN Security Council on Myanmar coup
The US wants the UN to issue a resolution to pressure the military junta to restore democracy.
Military limits internet use as Myanmar information blackout worsens
Protests against the 1 February coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi are still ongoing.
Myanmar shuts down wireless internet services as coup protests continue
Meanwhile, the UN Security Council has strongly condemned the use of violence against peaceful protesters.
Death toll passes 500 in Myanmar military's crackdown on protesters
World powers have ramped up their condemnation of the military’s campaign against the anti-coup movement.
Shots fired at funeral as Myanmar death toll rises amid bloody protests
A UN human rights expert has accused the junta of committing “mass murder”.
Irish citizens advised to consider leaving Myanmar as protest death toll rises
At least 90 people were killed by security forces yesterday.
Dozens dead in Myanmar protests as coup leader puts on show of force
The junta warned there could be further deaths if resistance continues.
Doctors protest in Myanmar over coup as crackdown claims more lives
Video recorded in Mandalay showed a motorcyclist apparently being shot off his motorbike by police on an empty street.
Police officers fleeing Myanmar seek asylum in India
The military crackdown in Myanmar has forced scores of refugees over the border into India.
Myanmar's junta declares martial law after dozens of protesters killed in latest crackdown
The UN has condemned the “continuing bloodshed” in Myanmar.
Myanmar's junta declares martial law in two townships after one of deadliest days
Earlier, the civilian leader of Myanmar’s government vowed a ‘revolution’ against the junta.
Four killed as Myanmar forces continue clashes with protesters
More than 70 people are believed to have been killed during the clashes.