The woes of war in western Myanmar have been exacerbated by Cyclone Mocha, with already-struggling residents saying they have still received no assistance, and even accusing the military of launching fresh attacks during the storm.
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Though it is a pariah on the world stage and battling fierce domestic opposition to its rule, Myanmar's junta has found grounds for optimism – the birth of a rare albino elephant.
An economic downturn exacerbated by the regime’s own disastrous policies is hampering efforts to recuperate loans given to businesses by the ousted civilian government.
Myanmar's junta announced an amnesty for 7,000 prisoners to mark Independence Day on Wednesday following a show of force in the capital, days after increasing democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi's jail term to 33 years.
Myanmar’s junta appears determined to hold a national election this year, but the vote will be a sham, logistically difficult to pull off and will almost certainly provoke greater violence.
A township in Sagaing Region has paid a heavy price in military arson attacks for resisting the 2021 coup, but residents still pray for revolution.
Forced evictions, without compensation and with little or no notice, have ramped up in recent months in Myanmar and left tens of thousands of people destitute.
Villagers in the war-torn state are marking Christmas by praying for the memories of civilians killed by the military a year ago today, while survivors confront trauma.
Myanmar factory labourers are being pushed to breaking point by rising commodity prices and the junta’s failure to raise a minimum wage that has stayed flat for five years.
A wave of new arrivals has spurred demand for Myanmar food in the northern Thai city, but budding restaurateurs face legal barriers and increased overheads, as well as trauma and survivor’s guilt.