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.
Thousands of civilians, including women and children, have been killed in the Asian country since the military takeover in 2021.
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 United Nations estimates almost 90,000 people have fled after intense fighting in Loikaw town in eastern Myanmar's Kayah state last week.
Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, has said it will ban all Myanmar-military controlled businesses from having a presence on its platforms over ongoing violence and human rights abuses.
The killing of at least 65 protesters in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon earlier this year was "planned" and premeditated, says Human Rights Watch.
A court in Myanmar delays its verdict in the trial of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to allow testimony from an additional witness, a senior member of her political party.
Anti-junta protesters in Myanmar have come out in numbers to stand up against the army and have destroyed around a dozen military-owned communications towers.
Myanmar military is fighting ill-armed volunteers, aligned with anti-coup lawmakers, in Kayah State near the Thai border, with locals accusing the army of firing artillery shells that landed near villages.
New designation means anyone including journalists speaking to lawmakers and politicians ousted in a February coup can be subjected to charges under counter-terrorism laws.
Three blasts were triggered when at least one parcel bomb exploded at a house in a village in Western Bago, killing a regional lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy party.
Activists ditch usual Thingyan new year holiday festivities to focus on campaign against the generals who seized power in a coup.
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