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Total and Chevron are pulling out of Myanmar

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Paris/New York (CNN Business)TotalEnergies and Chevron are withdrawing from Myanmar because of the deteriorating situation in the country since the military seized power nearly a year ago. "The situation, in terms o...

Save the Children staff confirmed dead in Myanmar Christmas Eve attack

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Two Save the Children staff, missing in eastern Myanmar after a deadly attack on civilians allegedly carried out by government soldiers, have been confirmed dead, the non-profit organization said on Tuesday. "With p...

‘Horrified’ UN official condemns reported killings in Myanmar

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A senior United Nations official said he was horrified by the reported killing of at least 35 civilians in Myanmar and called on authorities to investigate the incident that opposition activists blamed on government ...

More than 30 reported killed, Save the Children staff missing, in Myanmar attack

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At least 30 people, including women and children, were killed in the eastern Myanmar state of Kayah on Friday, according to the Karenni Human Rights Group, with two members of international humanitarian group Save t...

Myanmar jade mine landslide leaves dozens feared missing

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Dozens of people are feared missing after a landslide early on Wednesday at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, according to a civil society group and media reports. The landslide in the Hpakant area of Kachin state hap...

Myanmar citizens push for gas sanctions to stop military funding

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She and her parents had long worked for Total Energies, the French company that operates a lucrative gas field off the coast of southern Myanmar with a state-owned enterprise. But in February, the military took over ...

UN and US condemn Myanmar military after protest reportedly turns deadly in Yangon

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At least five people were killed in Myanmar when a vehicle plowed into anti-junta protesters this weekend, according to local media. The attack took place in a Yangon township, news outlet Myanmar Now reported Sunda...

Myanmar troops arrest 18 medics for treating members of anti-junta groups

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Myanmar's military has arrested 18 medics for providing treatment to patients who were members of "terrorist organizations," a state-run newspaper said Wednesday, referring to outlawed anti-junta groups. Troops made ...

Danny Fenster arrives in US ‘with so much gratitude’ after release from Myanmar prison

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American journalist Danny Fenster arrived in the United States on Tuesday after almost six months in a Myanmar prison and expressed thanks to everyone involved in securing his release. "I just have so much gratitude...

American journalist Danny Fenster released from jail in Myanmar

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Hong Kong (CNN Business)American journalist Danny Fenster has been released from prison in Myanmar, according to Myanmar's military and former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, who had been on a private humanitari...

Myanmar to release 5,600 prisoners held for anti-junta protests

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Myanmar's junta has freed hundreds of political prisoners from Yangon's Insein prison, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing local media. It follows the junta's announcement Monday that it would free more than 5,600 peo...

Myanmar junta ‘extremely disappointed’ over leader’s exclusion from ASEAN summit

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Myanmar's military junta said Saturday it was "extremely disappointed" with a decision by Southeast Asian foreign ministers to exclude its leader Min Aung Hlaing from an upcoming summit. The decision to exclude Min A...

Ousted Myanmar President says army tried to force him to resign hours before coup

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Myanmar's deposed President testified on Tuesday that the military tried to force him to relinquish power hours before its February 1 coup, warning him he could be seriously harmed if he refused, according to his law...

Myanmar town near India border sees exodus as thousands flee fighting

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Most of the population of a Myanmar town near the Indian border have fled after buildings were set ablaze by artillery amid fighting between militia forces opposed to military rule and the army, according to resident...

Death toll since Myanmar coup tops 1,000, says activist group

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The death toll as a result of Myanmar's coup in February this year has topped 1,000, according to an official of the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP) activist group, which has been recording killi...

Militia finds 40 bodies in Myanmar jungle after army crackdown, says UN envoy

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A Myanmar militia force fighting the army in a central part of the country and residents have found at least 40 bodies in jungle areas in recent weeks, including some showing signs of torture, said a militia member a...

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