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Myanmar: Rebel Karen commanders admit killing 25 people, agree to cooperate with international justice, while over 1,000 killed by security forces since military coup

[Al Jazeera, AP News] “Two senior commanders of the Karen National Defence Organisation (KNDO) have admitted that security forces under…

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Myanmar’s truce is over as ethnic armies unite against coup, restart attacks

[REUTERS] “More than 500 people have been killed by the military across Myanmar in protests against the coup, according to…

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Eight countries attended Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day parade while military killed over 100 protesters

[REUTERS] “Myanmar security forces killed 114 people, including some children, in a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on Saturday, the…

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Myanmar: Military Regime Cracks Down on Soros’ Open Society Foundation

[The Irrawaddy, Nikkei Asia] “The military regime has seized control of the bank accounts of billionaire George Soros’ Open Society…

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China blames NGOs, urges Myanmar to punish perpetrators as Chinese factories burn

[Global Times] “The Chinese Embassy in Myanmar Sunday urged authorities in Myanmar to take effective measures to stop violence and…

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Israeli drones, spyware sold to Myanmar despite ban

[The New Arab] “Israeli companies Cellebrite, Elbit Systems and Gaia Automotive Industries have reportedly sold arms and spyware to Myanmar.”…

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Clandestine nightly flights between China and Myanmar during coup d’etat

[news.com.au, The Strategist] “Every night for more than a week, unregistered planes have been carrying unknown goods and people between…

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Little reason to doubt China’s claim of no prior knowledge of Myanmar Coup

[The Diplomat] “The Chinese government was caught unawares by the military coup in Myanmar, Chen Hai, China’s ambassador to Myanmar,…

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Myanmar junta deploy night-time arrests, mobs, ex-convicts to instil fear

[Financial Times] “Myanmar’s military junta has escalated night-time arrests of opponents, reviving a tactic from the country’s old military regime…

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Myanmar ethnic armed groups divided about military coup

[Myanmar Times] “The seven major ethnic armed groups that have yet to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) have kept…

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Blackwater founder’s FSG Accomplished First Escort Mission in Myanmar in 2021

[Frontier Services Group] “In December 2020, upon notice of the client’s urgent need to open up an important logistics corridor…

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China is building the ‘Southern Great Wall’, a 1,200-mile fence along its Myanmar border, in part to prevent dissidents from fleeing

[Newsweek] “China is in the process of building a barbed-wire wall along its 1,300-mile southern border with Myanmar to prevent illegal crossings, according…

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Blackwater founder’s FSG working for China in Myanmar

[Asia Times, Myanmar Times] “The Frontier Service Group (FSG), founded by former US military contractor Eric Prince, is moving into…

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Latest research: Rohingya death toll in Myanmar massacres up to 25,000

[The Daily Star] “An estimated 25,000 Rohingyas were murdered and 19,000 Rohingya women and adolescents raped during the military crackdown…

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Amnesty International: Rohingya armed group ARSA massacred Hindus in Myanmar

[Amnesty International] “A Rohingya armed group [Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army or ARSA] brandishing guns and swords is responsible for at…

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Change in Tone: The Irrawaddy, other ‘democratic’ media promote hate and fake news

[Financial Times] “The military’s rampage against the Rohingya last year was without Aung San Suu Kyi’s apparent consent or prior…

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International Court: Myanmar guilty of genocide against Kachin, Rohingya, other ethnic groups

[The Daily Star] “A seven-member panel [of the international Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal] announced the verdict yesterday after considering documentary and…

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Myanmar: Rohingya armed group ARSA Linked to Pakistani Terrorists

[Asia Times] “While Myanmar’s emergent Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) claims it’s like other ethnic armed groups fighting for self-determination…

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China concerned over instability in Rakhine State, Myanmar

[The Irrawaddy] “Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacks on police stations on Aug. 25 left at least 59 of the…

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WSJ: ‘Saudis back Rohingya militants against Burmese security forces’

[The Wall Street Journal] “Even as Burma has made dramatic progress toward democracy and pluralism, the military has waged a…

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Assault on Burma’s Rohingya minority: ‘A Genocide in the Making’

[Foreign Policy] “Last fall, Burmese voters elected their first democratic government in half a century. That inspired hope that the…

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Myanmar: Historic Aung San Suu Kyi election victory, ethnic conflicts remain to resolve

[Newsweek] “The resounding election victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party [in early November] surprised…

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Myanmar: State-sponsored ‘proxy war’ pitting Buddhists against Muslims

[Al Jazeera] “Communal clashes and anti-Muslim attacks by Buddhist mobs have torn apart communities across Myanmar over the past three…

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Democratic Liberalization in Myanmar, Shift Away from China

[Foreign Policy] “China was Myanmar’s main backer and largest investor during its years of international seclusion, supporting strategic infrastructure projects…

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Myanmar: ‘God’s Army’ Twin Child Soldier Leaders briefly reunite

[The New York Times] “As children, the twins Johnny and Luther Htoo were bulletproof and invulnerable to land mines —…

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Controversial China-Myanmar Gas Pipeline Now Fully Operational

[Myanmar Business Today, Myanmar Times] “The China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), China’s state-run oil and gas firm, said last week…

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Geopolitics: ‘As Myanmar opens, China alliance starts to fray’

[REUTERS] “As Myanmar pursues dramatic reforms, its relationship with China — the Southeast Asian nation’s biggest investor and second-biggest trade…

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Rare concession to public pressure: Myanmar halts Chinese-funded Myitsone Dam

[BBC] “In a rare concession, the Burmese government has suspended a long planned and highly controversial hydroelectric dam project in…

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Renewed Ethnic Clashes in Myanmar Put Spotlight on China

[World Politics Review] “On June 9, deadly clashes broke out in northern Myanmar between the country’s army and the ethnic…

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Regime Change and NGOs: the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring

[openDemocracy] “The Arab revolt of 2010-11 has spread with intense speed and magnitude. A protest that began in the provincial…