An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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The Chin armed group has formally partnered with the National Unity Government to "demolish the dictatorship".
In a country which in normal times exports rice, beans and fruit, millions will go hungry in the coming months, the World Food Programme has warned.
A goalkeeper boycotting Myanmar's World Cup qualifiers has urged his teammates to "stand with the people" and raise the three-finger salute while playing in Japan.
French energy giant Total said the military regime would no longer receive cash payments linked to a pipeline operated jointly with Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise.
Local defence forces armed with homemade guns are inflicting heavy blows on the Tatmadaw, but some groups worry how long they can hold out without greater support from the National Unity Government.
Dozens of members of the junta’s security forces were killed on May 23, fighters in a civilian resistance group said, amid heavy fighting in Kayah and southern Shan states.