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  • Thailand's military seizes power in coup, vows to restore stability

    Thailand's military seizes power in coup, vows to restore stability
    Thailand’s military on Thursday seized power from a caretaker government, declaring that the takeover was necessary to end six months of political crisis and often violent protests. It was the 12th coup in Thailand in 84 years. The televised...
  • Thailand's ousted prime minister surrenders to military after coup

    Scores of ousted Thai government officials surrendered to the military, and soldiers broke up a demonstration in central Bangkok on Friday, as the army cemented its power the day after declaring a coup. Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra...
  • Thailand court ousts prime minister after abuse-of-power verdict

    Thailand court ousts prime minister after abuse-of-power verdict
    In a controversial ruling that deepened Thailand’s political crisis, the country’s constitutional court on Wednesday ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave office, ruling that she abused her powers when she transferred a...
  • Thai military coup leader bestowed role of civilian prime minister

    The general who led a military coup in Thailand three months ago took on the civilian mantle of prime minister Thursday when the legislators he appointed nominated him as sole candidate and voted overwhelmingly to make him government chief. Gen. Prayuth...
  • Thailand's military rulers accused of human rights abuses

    Thailand's military rulers accused of human rights abuses
    Thailand’s military rulers detained hundreds of people without charges, tortured some prisoners and systematically stifled dissent since seizing power in a May coup, a leading human rights watchdog reported Thursday. Amnesty International said...
  • Elephant, Rhino Poaching Is A Brutal Disaster

    Elephant, Rhino Poaching Is A Brutal Disaster
    We've heard about the war on terrorism and the war against drugs, but there is another war that has gone on for decades — the war on poaching — and it's about time we give it just as much attention. On Sept. 26 in New York City, the...
  • Threat of military coup hangs over Thailand unrest

    Threat of military coup hangs over Thailand unrest
    A day after street protests turned deadly in Thailand, the head of the army declined on Friday to rule out a military coup d'etat to quell escalating violence as pro- and anti-government forces head toward a contentious Feb. 2 election. Opponents of...
  • Thai protests forcing choice between coup d'etat and continued chaos

    Thai protests forcing choice between coup d'etat and continued chaos
    A massive protest against the government of Thailand on Monday occupied seven key intersections in teeming Bangkok, paralyzing traffic in the city of 12 million and forcing schools and businesses to close, news agencies reported. Though the...
  • Thailand's premier rejects calls to step down as protests roil Bangkok

    Thailand's premier rejects calls to step down as protests roil Bangkok
    BANGKOK, Thailand – As anti-government protesters continued their siege of the capital, Thailand’s embattled prime minister on Tuesday rejected growing calls for her resignation, saying she had a “duty to preserve democracy.”...
  • Thai government declares state of emergency as violence escalates

    Thai government declares state of emergency as violence escalates
    Thai officials proclaimed a state of emergency Tuesday to contain increasingly violent anti-government protesters trying to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and derail an election she has called. The 60-day emergency state gives the government...
  • Thailand: State Department issues travel alert after violent protests

    Thailand: State Department issues travel alert after violent protests
    The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for Thailand, warning visitors about demonstrations sparked, in part, by elections next month. "The situation is unpredictable and ongoing demonstration activity, primarily in the greater Bangkok...