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Satellite imagery shows damage to town torched in Myanmar’s Chin state

Witnesses said soldiers entered Thantlang town on October 29, looted properties and then set fires to 200 homes and some churches

Myanmar’s military accused of using human shields

A human rights group said the abduction of 19 men marks the fourth time villagers were detained and used as human shields in Kayah state

Myanmar junta accuses anti-coup fighters of razing western town

The junta's information team confirmed Saturday that two churches and 70 homes were burnt down in Thantlang

60 houses, church torched in Myanmar since September, says report

Between October 13 and October 25, junta soldiers torched 42 houses and one church in Falam township

Southeast Asian summit begins without Myanmar after junta snubbed

Barring Myanmar's junta chief from the ASEAN meeting was "tremendously significant,” said a political analyst

Religious rights groups join calls for UN action on Myanmar

The groups said the February coup has emboldened the military to further persecute Christians and Muslims

Myanmar junta frees thousands of detainees in amnesty

Observers say the move is a bid to appease the international community at a time when the junta is facing both global and domestic pressure

Former president of Myanmar says military tried to force his resignation

“The officers warned him the denial would cause him much harm, but the president told them he would rather die than consent”

ASEAN in talks to bar Myanmar junta chief from summit; US...

ASEAN members have voiced disappointment over the Myanmar junta's reluctance to abide by a five-point plan reached by the group in April

Myanmar shuts down phone, internet connections in several towns

The shutdown stoked fear in residents who recalled similar incidents when the military staged a coup on February 1, said media reports

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