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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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.
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Pro-military Facebook accounts are seeking to drive a wedge between ethnic armed groups and civilian resistance with disinformation, but are struggling to break the unity of the anti-coup opposition.
Security forces are increasingly arresting the family members of activists who are on the run – effectively holding them hostage without charge.