From Myanmar to NASA, Burmese woman breaks barrier over Mars

For the first time, humanity sent something flying above another world yesterday, a moment beamed back to the Earth from Mars by NASA’s Perseverance Rover. And leading the team behind that historic feat was Burmese-American engineer MiMi Aung, the Mars Ingenuity helicopter project manager who has worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., ...

Myanmar’s interim gov urges ASEAN not to welcome junta leader

Myanmar’s interim gov urges ASEAN not to welcome junta leader

Myanmar’s newly formed National Unity Government said it does not want ASEAN to recognize junta leader Min Aung Hlaing amid reports that he will attend the bloc’s summit this...

Myanmar actor-hunk-protester Paing Takhon arrested by junta

Myanmar actor-hunk-protester Paing Takhon arrested by junta

Soldiers arrested an actor who lent his fame to the protest movement just before dawn this morning as residents prepared to send a message by leaving flowers in their shoes...

Mini-coup in London? Myanmar military attache seizes embassy, locks out ambassador

Mini-coup in London? Myanmar military attache seizes embassy, locks out ambassador

Note: After this story was published, and after the UK Foreign Secretary raised his objections to the embassy takeover, the UK Foreign Office did a complete 180 and said it would...

Junta’s attempt to diss ‘stupid’ ASSK using her hero father falls flat

Junta’s attempt to diss ‘stupid’ ASSK using her hero father falls flat

A top military official crossed a bright line with many in Myanmar yesterday by playing the family card to insult deposed State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi as “stupid.” In...

Conspiracies rage over CNN visit after military-owned Yangon malls go up in flames

Conspiracies rage over CNN visit after military-owned Yangon malls go up in flames

In the dead of night, while Yangon was under curfew, two military-owned markets were destroyed by fire early this morning. Flames destroyed much of the Ruby Mart department store...

Donors and friends open wallets to fund Myanmar’s government in exile

Donors and friends open wallets to fund Myanmar’s government in exile

Want a website developed? Free studio portrait? Just donate some money to Myanmar’s provisional government. Those are some of the perks being offered in recent days as...

Blood on their hands? Squeeze on junta’s corporate sponsors reaches French oil giant Total

Blood on their hands? Squeeze on junta’s corporate sponsors reaches French oil giant Total

Activists poured fake blood in front of the Paris offices of a French petrochemical firm Thursday and held aloft photos representing the more than 300 killed by Myanmar security...

Weeks after his funeral, Myanmar man shot at protest returns home

Weeks after his funeral, Myanmar man shot at protest returns home

Man Sun Khaing was 27 when he was shot in the thigh by a rubber bullet and vanished March 3 while protesting in eastern Yangon against the military dictatorship. Four days after...

Yangon streets quiet as Myanmar goes on ‘Silent Strike’

Yangon streets quiet as Myanmar goes on ‘Silent Strike’

A quiet fell across Yangon and much of Myanmar today as a new campaign kicked in to turn noisy cities into ghost towns, while hundreds of students held over a month were freed....


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