The leader of a Tatmadaw-controlled Border Guard Force in a remote region of Kachin State has emerged as a key player in the global rare earth trade, and has turned the territory under his de facto control into a mining hub at a high environmental cost.
New restrictions on the sale and distribution of oxygen to the public have made it harder to treat COVID-19 patients at home and social welfare groups have warned the rules could result in more preventable deaths.
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The United States said Monday that Myanmar's junta was playing for time with a two-year election timeframe as Secretary of State Antony Blinken prepared to encourage ASEAN to appoint an envoy.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said Sunday that elections would be held and a state of emergency lifted by August 2023, extending the military's initial timeline given when it deposed the civilian government six months ago.
China’s decision to close all border trade gates with Myanmar is having a devastating effect on exporters, who had already been hit by restrictions introduced more than a year ago to counter COVID-19.
Doctors healing patients from hiding, teachers giving up their classrooms and bankers losing their savings are among the stubborn holdouts still on strike to protest Myanmar's military coup six months ago.AFP spoke to a doctor, a teacher and a banker about how they were resisting the junta regime.
Myanmar has endured six months of turmoil since the military deposed the civilian government and ended the country's decade-old experiment with democracy. AFP takes a look at the current state of play inside Myanmar.
A boycott campaign that has sent sales of military-owned beers plummeting has created shortages of rival products, with breweries unable to meet demand and facing a shortage of cans.