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Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens after violent crackdown
World

Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens after violent crackdown

  • Myanmar’s junta lost a tug of war over leadership of its U.N. mission in New York and the United States unveiled new sanctions targeting military conglomerates after the deaths of dozens of civilians protesting against last month’s coup.
  • But in the main city of Yangon, police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse protesters who had been joined by about 100 doctors in white coats, witnesses said.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 10:09am
Myanmar protesters march again after bloodiest post-coup unrest
World

Myanmar protesters march again after bloodiest post-coup unrest

  • Protesters marched in Myanmar on Monday in defiance of a crackdown by security forces that killed at least 18 people a day earlier, as calls grew for a more united international response after the worst violence since a coup one month ago.
  • Clashes took place in various parts of the country on Sunday and police opened fire on crowds in the biggest city of Yangon, after tear gas and warning shots failed to clear protesters demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government.
Published 01 Mar, 2021 10:21am
Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown; one woman shot and wounded
World

Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown; one woman shot and wounded

  • Police launched their most sweeping crackdown in three weeks of protests against military rule on Saturday in towns and cities across Myanmar, and one woman was shot and wounded and dozens of people were detained.
  • Three domestic media outlets said earlier that the woman shot in the central town of Monwya had died but an ambulance service official said she was in hospital. The circumstances of the shooting were not clear.
Updated 27 Feb, 2021 06:02pm
PM approves increase in salaries of govt employees
Pakistan

PM approves increase in salaries of govt employees

  • The notification in increase in salary will be issued after approval by cabinet
  • On February 10, violent protests erupted in the federal capital as the government employees, protesting for a pay rise, clashed with police while attempting to enter the restricted Red Zone
Published 11 Feb, 2021 01:45pm
Protests rock Myanmar for fifth day, West condemns security response
World

Protests rock Myanmar for fifth day, West condemns security response

  • Protesters took to the streets of Myanmar for a fifth day on Wednesday, vowing to keep up demonstrations against last week’s military coup even after a woman was shot and critically wounded during clashes the previous day.
  • Thousands of people joined demonstrations in the main city of Yangon. In the capital, Naypyitaw, hundreds of government workers marched in support of a growing civil disobedience campaign.
Published 10 Feb, 2021 04:54pm
Russia accuses West of Navalny hysteria, Kremlin backs tough protest policing
World

Russia accuses West of Navalny hysteria, Kremlin backs tough protest policing

  • Russia accused the West on Wednesday of descending into hysteria over the jailing of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, and the Kremlin said police had been right to use force to break up protests over his imprisonment.
  • Navalny’s supporters tried to gather to show support during the ruling and then took to the streets afterwards to protest it, prompting authorities to shut down some central metro stations and detain more than 1,400 people.
Published 04 Feb, 2021 12:30am
Hundreds march in Tunisia as protests sharpen
World

Hundreds march in Tunisia as protests sharpen

  • Protesters chanted "the people want the fall of the regime" - a chant popularised during the so-call Arab Spring a decade ago.
  • The protests, 10 years after a popular revolt against autocratic rule introduced democracy in Tunisia.
Published 23 Jan, 2021 09:06pm