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World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 22, 2015
Small groups of anti-junta activists have vowed to hold protests Friday marking one year since Thailand's generals seized power from the elected government, but widespread dissent is unlikely in a country still locked down by the military.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 15, 2015
Myanmar extended a state of emergency in a conflict wracked northern region near China Friday, with the defence minister arguing that continued military control of the area was necessary to ensure "peaceful relations" across the border.
World News | Reuters | Sunday April 5, 2015
Thailand's army said on Sunday that 10 Muslim activists remained in custody out of a group of 22 detained in the south on April 2 under martial law in connection with a car bombing.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday April 1, 2015
Thailand's ruling junta announced in a televised statement on Wednesday that it had lifted martial law, in place across the country since just before a coup 10 months ago.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday March 17, 2015
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday called for a reduction in the use of martial law, which has been in place nationwide since he took power in a May coup, but made no mention of plans to scrap it.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday March 17, 2015
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha today called for a reduction in the use of martial law, which has been in place nationwide since he took power in a May coup, but made no mention of plans to scrap it.
World News | Reuters | Thursday February 26, 2015
Thailand's parliament voted overwhelmingly today in favour of a bill that restricts political demonstrations, something critics fear will be used to smother dissent after martial law is lifted.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday February 17, 2015
Myanmar President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency in the Kokang region in the east and imposed a three-month period of martial law there in an announcement on state television today.
World News | Reuters | Friday February 13, 2015
Thailand's legislators should scrap a proposal for the military to detain civilians for up to three months with no judicial oversight, rights group Human Rights Watch said today.
World News | Reuters | Friday November 21, 2014
Thailand's martial law will not be lifted for the foreseeable future, the justice minister said on Friday, despite an earlier pledge to lift the law in some provinces to help the tourism industry which has struggled since a military coup in May.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday August 31, 2014
Thai police on Sunday arrested at least two people for distributing leaflets demanding renewed legal action against ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his then deputy for their roles in a 2010 protest crackdown.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 23, 2014
Twenty-six people accused of plotting an attack in Thailand have been indicted by a military court on charges including weapon possession and conspiring to commit terrorism, their lawyer said on Saturday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 28, 2014
Thailand's junta-leading Army Chief has dismissed allegations he plotted to seize power for years before May's coup, issuing an apparent rebuke to the leader of the protests that crippled the former government.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 12, 2014
A prominent anti-coup activist in Thailand faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted of incitement, computer crimes and ignoring a summons by the junta, police said on Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 31, 2014
Thailand's coup leaders faced fresh international condemnation on Saturday when US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel demanded immediate elections and the release of detainees held by a junta which says there will be no polls for at least a year.
World News | Reuters | Saturday May 31, 2014
Protesters will test Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha this weekend after he said there would be no elections in Thailand for more than a year to give the military time to engineer reforms.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 30, 2014
Thailand's junta chief on Friday ruled out elections for at least a year to have time for political "reforms", defending the recent military coup in the face of rising international alarm.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday May 27, 2014
Thailand soldiers burst into a journalists' club in Bangkok on Tuesday and detained a former minister in the government deposed by the army last week after he had denounced the coup as a disaster.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 26, 2014
With leaders rounded up and soldiers deployed in their rural heartlands, Thailand's "Red Shirts" have gone to ground but experts say they will regroup against the military's toppling of the government they helped elect.
World News | Reuters | Monday May 26, 2014
Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he had been formally endorsed by the king as head of a military council that will run the country, and warned he would use force if political protests flared up again.
World News | Associated Press | Friday May 23, 2014
Thailand's all-powerful army chief started the extraordinary meeting by asking participants to give a progress report on their "homework."
World News | Reuters | Friday May 23, 2014
Thai army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha set out his plans for the country on Friday, a day after seizing power in a coup, saying reforms were needed before an election, but some Thais defied martial law to show opposition to his takeover.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday May 22, 2014
Thailand's military seized power Thursday in a bloodless coup, dissolving the government, suspending the constitution and dispersing groups of protesters from both sides of the country's political divide who had gathered in Bangkok and raised fears o...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 22, 2014
Thailand's military leaders said on Thursday the national constitution had been suspended, after seizing power in a coup they said was aimed at ending months of political turmoil.