About 5,000 people, many of them women and children, have crossed into Thailand since Wednesday, after fighting broke out in Myanmar's southern Karen state when rebels attacked a military border guard outpost, according to media reports.
Swiss food giant is the latest foreign company to exit the Southeast Asian country after 2021 military coup that has caused political and economic instability in the country.
Two years on, Myanmar's junta still hasn't carried out the agreed-upon peace plan that called for an end to violence and dialogue between the military and rebels.
The latest conviction for Myanmar's former leader Aung San Suu Kyi brings her prison term to 33 years after 18-month-long court trials.
The beauty queen is seeking assistance of the United Nations refugee agency to avoid being sent back to Myanmar, where she fears harsh punishment from the military government she has criticised.
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.
China and Russia blocked the council from issuing a statement expressing concern at the humanitarian situation in Myanmar and the “limited progress” on implementing a regional plan to restore peace.
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.
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 bloc's chairmanship Cambodia says little progress has been made among member states on reaching a consensus to invite Myanmar's Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin to the upcoming meeting.
A UN official has said he will release a report that identifies weapons that continue to flow into the arsenal of Myanmar’s junta and where they are coming from.
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