The general's announcement would place Myanmar in the military's grip for nearly two and a half years – instead of the initial one-year timeline the junta announced days after the coup.
"We reiterate our call for the immediate release of all of those who are arbitrarily detained, and that includes President Win Myint and State councilor Aung San Suu Kyi," said Eri Kaneko, associate spokesperson for Guterres.
Military shells positions held by newly formed Chinland Defence Forces, which has led fighting in Mindat town in northwestern Chin State.
Both regional powerhouses are reconciling for wider cooperation across the Middle East from the eastern Mediterranean to tightening economic ties.
Activists ditch usual Thingyan new year holiday festivities to focus on campaign against the generals who seized power in a coup.
"This [the Molotov newsletter] is our response to those who slow down the flow of information –– and that's a threat to us," thirty-year-old Lynn Thant, not his real name, says.
Thailand’s PM says Karen villagers who fled airstrikes returned home of their own will, denying that his country’s security forces had forced them back.
Fears are swirling that Saturday could become a flashpoint as military junta warns that its forces will shoot protesters in the head.
The measures are part of a package of human rights sanctions targeting a dozen individuals from Myanmar, China, Russia, North Korea, Eritrea, South Sudan and Libya.
About 1,000 protesters gather near Grand Palace in capital Bangkok demanding end to constitution drafted by military after 2014 coup.
Security forces shot at protesters in the central town of Aungban, killing at least eight people, while residents of the biggest city in the country began to leave their homes to find safety in neighbouring Thailand.
Residents of Hlaing Tharyar township in Yangon say they do not even get to sleep because of “constant gunshots” overnight after the junta puts around two million people under total control at protest hotspots with martial law.
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