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  • Thailand's army criticized for 'de facto coup'

    Thailand's army criticized for 'de facto coup'
    The Royal Thai Army’s imposition of martial law nationwide on Tuesday drew condemnations from human rights groups and thrust the Southeast Asian kingdom into deeper political uncertainty stemming from months of crippling anti-government protests....
  • 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...
  • Syrian forces break rebels' long siege of prison in Aleppo

    Syrian forces break rebels' long siege of prison in Aleppo
    Syrian government forces have broken a long siege on the strategically situated prison in the northern city of Aleppo, government and pro-opposition groups said Thursday. The advance of tanks and troops into the sprawling prison complex on the...
  • 2 Syrian candidates named to run against Bashar Assad for president

    2 Syrian candidates named to run against Bashar Assad for president
    Syrian authorities on Sunday named two politicians from tolerated opposition groups as official contenders in June against an imposing incumbent: President Bashar Assad, the overwhelming favorite. Presidential elections scheduled for June 3 are the...
  • 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...
  • Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution

     Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution
    Watching dramas or comedies in the cities where they were shot is a fairly common experience. But it's not often one views a film about a revolution just blocks from where the uprising happened. That surreal situation has been playing out over the...
  • Mayo: All Aboard, Florida? Not really; train gets more foes

    Another day, another opposition group to the All Aboard Florida rail project? I've been writing about some of the organized groups that have formed to thwart the Miami-to-Orlando train service planned for the FEC rail tracks that runs along the dense...
  • Mayo: All Aboard tries to set me on right track

    Here's the column I wrote for today's Palm Beach edition, about my recent sitdown with All Aboard Florida officials who are fighting growing organized opposition, along with what they say are unfounded fears and misconceptions: The folks from All Aboard...
  • Murrieta protests return immigration issue to forefront of state politics

    Murrieta protests return immigration issue to forefront of state politics
    When rancorous protests over illegal immigration erupted in Murrieta this week, forcing the retreat of buses carrying women and children who had entered the nation illegally, they pushed to the forefront a onetime potent political issue in California that...
  • San Francisco firm defends Hong Kong vote from online attack

    Two weeks ago, Matthew Prince, the chief executive of San Francisco tech company CloudFlare, had no clue that people in Hong Kong were preparing to hold a controversial online referendum on democratic reforms. By Thursday night, half a world away from...
  • Zahi Hawass is on the stump again for ancient Egypt's Pharaohs

    For many years, Zahi Hawass has been the living face of ancient Egypt, an ambassador for long-dead Pharaohs who uses his high-wattage personality, telegenic showmanship and knack for wading confidently into controversy to preserve both their star power...