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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar military ousts Aung San Suu Kyi in apparent coup

Army pledges new elections and declares a one-year state of emergency

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the ruling party have been detained in an early morning raid. (Photo by Yuichi Nitta)

YANGON/BANGKOK -- A decade ago, Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was released after a total of 15 years under house arrest to set Myanmar back on the path toward democracy. In a major reversal on Monday, she was detained once more as part of an apparent coup d'etat by the nation's powerful military.

Myanmar's military-owned television on Monday said its commander in chief, Min Aung Hlaing, had taken over the country. The military also arrested President Win Myint and declared a one-year state of emergency.

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