Burkina Faso's army has ousted President Roch Kabore, suspended the constitution, dissolved the government and the national assembly, and closed the borders.
U Win Htein is a longtime political prisoner, who has spent long stretches of time in and out of detention for campaigning against military rule.
The decision has been taken after the country's junta chief was excluded from a regional ASEAN summit.
Myanmar’s ruling military has released Ashin Wirathu, a firebrand religious figure, who's been dubbed The Face of Buddhist Terror for his anti-Muslim views.
The Transitional Military Council, headed by late ruler Idris Deby's son Mahamat, appointed a government comprising 40 ministers and deputy ministers, and also created a new national reconciliation ministry, army spokesman said on Sunday.
In the first attack, three blasts were reported at an air base near the central town of Magway. Later, five rockets were reportedly fired at one of the country’s main airbases, at Meiktila, northeast of Magway.
Prominent ethnic insurgent group captures and burns down army base in eastern Karen state followed by military's air strikes.
UN points to alarming humanitarian impact from escalating violence in northeastern and southeastern Myanmar in recent weeks.
Thursday was only the second time an outside visitor was able to see ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi since she was detained during the coup.
Security forces reportedly killed 114 people in deadliest day since last month's military coup as protesters hit streets of Yangon, Mandalay and other towns, defying a warning that they will be shot dead.
Protesters are on the streets once again in Yangon despite concerns of more violence by the military junta as South Korea suspends defence exchanges and reconsiders development aid to Myanmar over harsh crackdowns on demonstrations.
Military accuses ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi of accepting illegal payments worth $600,000 as well as gold, while nine people are killed during protests against the coup.
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