A joint report by global monitors expects last year's record high of nearly 59.1 internally displaced people to be broken this year, fuelled by conflicts and the climate crisis.
US President Biden opens a gathering of Southeast Asian leaders with a promise to spend $150 million on their infrastructure, security, pandemic preparedness and other efforts aimed at countering the influence of rival China.
For the fourth year in a row, the largest number of internet shutdown incidents were documented in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir and around the Farmers’ Protests, followed by Myanmar.
The Nobel laureate, who was ousted from power in a 2021 coup, has been charged with at least 18 offences, which carry combined maximum jail terms of more than 100 years if found guilty.
Some 1,619 prisoners, including 42 foreigners to be "pardoned" and will be released to mark the Buddhist new year, Myanmar's junta has said.
Slam-poetry-like "Thangyat" has been used for centuries in Myanmar to poke fun at politics and society and vent against injustices small and large.
Citing conflicts in Yemen, Syria, Myanmar and Sudan to Haiti, Africa's Sahel, "and now the war in Ukraine", UN chief Antonio Guterres says, "there are fewer political settlements to conflicts" with Colombia a notable exception.
Army chief Min Aung Hlaing remarks came as the anti-coup protesters called for a national "power strike" demonstration on the anniversary of the bloodiest crackdown so far on democracy protests.
The measures come as Washington increasingly punishes the military both for the February 2021 coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi and violence against the Muslim Rohingya minority.
The military carried out torture, murder, and other crimes against civilians following the February 1 coup, the human rights group Fortify Rights and Yale Law School's Schell Center said in a report.
A leading advocacy group claims that the platform’s ability to detect Burmese-language hate speech “remains abysmally poor.”
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh say path to take action by the international community against Myanmar military has opened up because of the US declaration.
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