Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast Asia, puzzling nations

Japan’s Foreign Ministry urged its citizens on Monday to stay away from religious facilities and crowds in six Southeast Asian nations, warning of a possible attack. The ministry said it had obtained information that “there are increased risks such as suicide bombings.” The warning applies to Japanese citizens in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand… Continue reading Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast Asia, puzzling nations

Deadly unrest reported in Myanmar after opposition urges ‘defensive war’

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At least 20 people have been killed in fighting between militias and Myanmar’s ruling military, a witness and local media said on Friday, September 10, in the worst violence since opponents of the junta called this week for a “people’s defensive war”. The National Unity Government (NUG) formed to resist the army’s February 1 takeover… Continue reading Deadly unrest reported in Myanmar after opposition urges ‘defensive war’

Myanmar shadow government calls for revolt against military rule

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Myanmar’s shadow government, formed by opponents of military rule, called for a revolt against the junta on Tuesday, September 7, setting out a strategy that included action by armed militias and ethnic forces and urging bureaucrats to leave their posts. Duwa Lashi La, the acting president of the National Unity Government, said in a speech… Continue reading Myanmar shadow government calls for revolt against military rule

Myanmar arrests 2 more journalists as post-coup media crackdown continues

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Myanmar’s military government has arrested two more local journalists, the army-owned television reported on Saturday, August 21, in the latest in a sweeping crackdown on the media since a February 1 coup. Sithu Aung Myint, a columnist for news site Frontier Myanmar and a commentator with Voice of America radio, and Htet Htet Khine, a… Continue reading Myanmar arrests 2 more journalists as post-coup media crackdown continues