• This handout photo taken on March 8, 2021 and released on March 9 by the Myitkyina News Journal shows a nun pleading with police not to harm protesters in Myitkyina in Myanmar's Kachin state, amid a crackdown on demonstrations against the military coup. Picture: Handout / Myitkyina News Journal / AFP.

    Anti-coup rebels say six dead in Myanmar clashes

    Some in the anti-junta movement have set up local militias armed with homemade weapons to protect their towns from security forces - which have killed at least 790 civilians according to a local monitoring group.

  • Protesters run after police fired tear gas to disperse them during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on 28 February 2021. Picture: AFP

    Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 500

    World powers have ramped up their condemnation of the military's campaign against the anti-coup movement that is demanding the restoration of the elected government and the release of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.