Top US diplomat for East Asia urges foreign ministers of ASEAN bloc to "apply pressure" on the military regime, warning Washington is "not going to sit idly."
Aung San Suu Kyi, a figurehead of opposition to military rule, faces charges for at least 18 offences ranging from graft to election violations, carrying combined maximum terms of nearly 190 years.
Myanmar's military chief says the junta is open to negotiations with ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the crisis sparked by its coup after her trials in a junta-run court have concluded.
The trial of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi was held behind closed doors with no access to media or the public.
War crimes investigators have been working secretly to compile evidence they hope can be used to secure convictions in an international criminal court.
The junta first declared a state of emergency after seizing power from the government of Aung San Suu Kyi in a coup in February last year.
The Security Council has released a statement condemning the executions of four activists — Myanmar's first in decades — and calling for the immediate release of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Myanmar's execution of four prisoners, including a former member of Aung San Suu Kyi's party, is "highly reprehensible," said the chair of a regional bloc leading diplomatic efforts to resolve the post-coup crisis.
Myanmar carries out its first executions in nearly 50 years, hanging a former lawmaker, a democracy activist and two men accused of violence after the country's takeover by the military last year.
Fighting has ravaged swathes of the country since last year's putsch, which sparked renewed clashes with ethnic rebels and the formation of dozens of groups now battling the junta.
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi will join regional counterparts in the central city of Bagan to attend a meeting that Myanmar's military government says is a recognition of its legitimacy.
Bangkok deployed two fighter planes after "an unidentified aircraft crossed into Thailand in Tak province" before disappearing from radar, the Royal Thai Air Force said in a statement.
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