Myanmar military admits facing ‘heavy assaults’ from anti-coup forces

Myanmar’s military regime has admitted it is facing “heavy assaults” by anti-coup forces who began a coordinated offensive at the end of last month, claiming to have taken control of several towns in border areas and dozens of military outposts. Read More …

Landmines: New Use Despite Global Ban

Russia, Myanmar, and Ukraine have used antipersonnel landmines in the past year, and armed groups used them in at least five countries, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing Landmine Monitor 2023, the annual report about the international treaty to Read More …

Top UN official calls for immediate halt to cluster bomb use

A top official of the United Nations Mine Action Service has appealed to the world to stop using cluster munitions. UNMAS director Ilene Cohn spoke to NHK on Friday while visiting Tokyo. Both Russia and Ukraine have been using cluster Read More …

Cluster Munitions: New Use, Transfers Challenge Total Ban

Civilian harm from new use of cluster munitions and recent transfers of the weapon show the urgent need for all countries to join the international ban on cluster munitions, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing the 96-page global “Cluster Read More …

Myanmar: Myawaddy governor killed in drone attack

Six people including Myawaddy governor were killed in drone attacks, carried out by Myanmar’s resistance forces. A tension at the border town of Myawaddy escalated once again, as opposition forces in Myanmar have carried out attacks using drones to drop Read More …

Myanmar: 5 injured in hospital bomb blast in Mandalay

Five people were injured on Thursday in a hospital bomb blast in Myanmar’s second largest city of Mandalay, the information team of Myanmar’s State Administration Council said. The information team reported that at around 1:30 p.m. local time on Thursday Read More …

Myanmar: One dead, 12 wounded in Kayin state bomb blast

A bomb blast in southeastern Myanmar killed one person and wounded 12 others on Monday, an official said. The blast from a vehicle detonated near Thanlwin bridge checkpoint at around 6:50 am local time (0020 GMT), a government official from Read More …

Myanmar: Fourteen people injured in blast in Shan state

Fourteen people were injured in a blast in eastern Myanmar’s Shan state on Saturday, the Information Team of Myanmar’s State Administration Council said, reported Xinhua. An explosive device concealed inside a parked motorcycle was detonated in front of a gold Read More …

UNODC: Synthetic Drugs in East and Southeast Asia – Latest developments and challenges

East and Southeast Asia’s drug market has been marked by a decade of growth in the production and trafficking of synthetic drugs, particularly methamphetamine – a trend that continues. The region has also experienced an expansion in the production and Read More …