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Protesters against military rule marched in Myanmar on Saturday three months after a coup ended a democratic transition, with several small blasts compounding a sense of crisis that a U.N. envoy warned could bring state administration to a halt.

Myanmar protesters march three months after coup; U.N. warns of ‘standstill’

Protesters against military rule marched in Myanmar on Saturday three months after a coup ended a democratic transition, with several small blasts compounding a sense of crisis that a U.N. envoy warned could bring state administration to a halt
FILE PHOTO: European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell attends a news conference after a EU-Georgia association council in Brussels, Belgium, March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool/File Photo

China, Russia undermine international Myanmar response – EU’s top diplomat

The European Union’s top diplomat said on Sunday Russia and China were hampering a united international response to Myanmar’s military coup and that the EU could offer more economic incentives if democracy returns to the country.
Tear gas and fire extinguisher gas float around demonstrators during a protest against the military coup in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

At least 12 killed in protests in Myanmar

Myanmar security forces killed at least 12 people, witnesses and media reported, as the acting leader of a civilian parallel government vowed in a first public address on Saturday to pursue a “revolution” to overturn the Feb. 1 military coup.
FILE PHOTO - An anti-coup demonstrator sprays a fire extinguisher as he runs away from a barricade during a protests in Yangon, Myanmar, March 9, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

More protests held in Myanmar as South Korea suspends defence exchanges

Myanmar activists held more rallies against the junta on Friday as South Korea said it would suspend defence exchanges and reconsider development aid to the Southeast Asian nation because of the military’s harsh crackdown on the protests.
FILE PHOTO - Protesters cover with makeshift shields during an anti-coup protest in Yangon, Myanmar, March 3, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar forces fire tear gas, stun grenades on protest as U.N. envoy calls for...

The United Nations special envoy on Myanmar called on the U.N. Security Council to take action against the ruling junta after the killings of protesters who have continued to defy security forces at demonstrations against last month’s coup.
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Mexico urges rich countries to stop ‘hoarding’ coronavirus vaccines

Mexico on Wednesday made a plea at the U.N. Security Council for countries to stop hoarding vaccines against COVID-19 as poorer ones fall behind in the race to vaccinate their citizens.
A demonstrator is detained by police officers during a protest against the military coup in Mawlamyine, Myanmar February 12, 2021. Than Lwin Times-Handout via REUTERS

Myanmar police fire rubber bullets, wounding three, as hundreds of thousands protest

Supporters of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi clashed with police on Friday as hundreds of thousands joined nationwide pro-democracy demonstrations in defiance of the military junta’s call to halt mass gatherings.
The UN Security Council will hold a first informal meeting on Cameroon this month to discuss a worsening humanitarian crisis that has left three million people struggling for food.

UN Security Council urges end to Somalia’s political crisis

The U.N. Security Council called on Somalia’s federal government and regional states Tuesday to urgently resume talks and agree on arrangements to hold elections as soon as possible.
Myanmar protesters residing in Japan stand on pictures of Myanmar's army chief Min Aung Hlaing as they rally against the country's military after it seized power from a democratically elected civilian government and arrested its leader Aung San Suu Kyi, shown in the portrait, at United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan February 1, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Anti-coup protests ring out in Myanmar’s main city

The din of banging pots and honking car horns reverberated through Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon late on Tuesday in the first widespread protest against the military coup that overthrew elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu points at a screen with an image of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a news conference at the Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv, April 30, 2018.

Iran’s supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist

Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday called for the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, a slaying the Islamic Republic has blamed on Israel.
French Defence Minister Florence Parly speaks to journalists as she visits the devastated site of the massive explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, August 14, 2020. REUTERS-Thaier Al-Sudani

France says its military operation Barkhane will continue in Mali

France will pursue its military operations in Mali against Islamic fighters despite the ousting of the country’s president two days ago by a coup, the French armed force minister said on Thursday.
It comes amid heightened tensions over the killing of the top Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani, by the United States in Baghdad.

UN drone strike report calls US attack on Iranian General ‘arbitrary killing’

As part of a new report on targeted killings using drones, a U.N. human rights investigator says a January U.S. strike that killed top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was an “arbitrary killing,” and that Iran’s retaliatory missile attack was not justified.
Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction on the river Nile. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to agree Nile dam deal in weeks

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will agree a deal to fill the giant Blue Nile dam in two to three weeks, following mediation by the African Union to broker a deal to end a decade-long dispute over water supplies.

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