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Modi, Biden call for swift return of democracy in Myanmar, end to use of violence

In a joint statement issued following the first face-to-face bilateral meeting, the Indian PM and US President also called for urgent implementation of ASEAN Five Point consensus on Myanmar.
At the India-Myanmar border near Moreh in Manipur | Photo: Simrin Sirur/ThePrint

‘I believe in democracy, that shouldn’t be a crime’ — Myanmar refugees hope for junta’s fall

Hundreds of refugees from Myanmar, including members of the fallen govt, are taking shelter in Manipur, where residents have stepped up to provide housing, food and clothing.
Paramilitary police in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China | Photo: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg News

China committing ‘genocide’ against Uyghurs in Xinjiang, says US State Department report

The report also cites Myanmar, Ethiopia, Iraq, Syria and South Sudan as countries that are witnessing or are at risk of experiencing atrocities and crimes against humanity.

Dove of peace at the mercy of missiles, and a game of scapegoats in UK

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
A soldier stands guard along a road as security forces search for protesters, who had been taking part in a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, on 7 May 2021 | Photographer: STR/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

American journalist detained while trying to fly out of Myanmar

Frontier Myanmar says its managing editor Danny Fenster was taken into custody shortly before he was due to board a flight to Kuala Lumpur, adds it doesn't know why he's been detained.
Four Myanmarese refugees, including two policewomen, take in a view of Aizawl, a sea of lights at night, earlier this week | Amrita Nayak Dutta | ThePrint

Estimated 4,000-6,000 refugees from Myanmar sought safety in India since military coup: UN

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said that in Myanmar, as of last week, approximately 60,700 women, children and men have been internally displaced.
A demonstrator steps on an image of Army chief Min Aung Hlaing during a protest outside Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, on 1 Feb 2021

How Myanmar military went from adored force to brutal army

One of Asia’s poorest countries, Myanmar spends twice as much on defence as it does on education and health combined.

Protests show Myanmar military can’t frighten its citizens like before

Myanmar military's playbook of unmitigated violence against its own citizens has worked in the past. Two months since the coup, large-scale demonstrations continue.
Demonstrators gather during a protest outside the UN Building in Bangkok against military coup in Myanmar, on 4 March 2021 | Representational image | Photo: Andre Malerba | Bloomberg

We stand for restoration of democracy, says MEA on Myanmar military’s crackdown

MEA spokesperson said India has supported any attempts to resolve the current situation in Myanmar, including through efforts of the ASEAN.
File photo of an anti-coup protest in Yangon, Myanmar, in February 2021 | Bloomberg

Myanmar edging closer to ‘state collapse’ due to coup violence, protests — new report

Report by the International Crisis Group states that military generals at the helm of the coup 'may control the trappings of state' but are unable to 'impose their will on the country'.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.