In total, 84 individuals and 11 entities in Myanmar now fall under the EU sanctions, which include visa bans and the freezing of assets in the European Union.
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.
Burkina Faso's new self-declared military leader Captain Ibrahim Traore has accepted a conditional resignation offered by Paul-Henri Damiba to avoid further violence.
FNDC alliance scraps planned demonstrations in capital Conakry at the request of a West African ECOWAS bloc.
They were held in the colonial-era Insein prison and their executions were the first in Myanmar since the late 1980s.
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.
Cracking down on resistance to military rule in Myanmar, junta troops have allegedly torched hundreds of buildings in several villages in the country's north last week.
The junta is trying to tempt educators still on strike to return, saying those not judged to have committed serious crimes could have their absence treated simply as "unpaid leave".
One of the main missions of the transition is "to fight against terrorism, restore the integrity of the national territory", according to the transition charter.
Military rule in Myanmar has announced that the amnesty will be placed on the nation’s Union Day.
Activists, Ko Jimmy and Maung Kyaw have been detained since their arrests, unable to comment on the allegations, and no lawyer ever emerged to comment on their behalf.
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