Zuma summons Lesotho leaders for emergency talks after army attempts coup

Sep 1, 2014

Zuma summons Lesotho leaders for emergency talks after army attempts coup

Lesotho’s political leaders were summoned by South African President Jacob Zuma for emergency talks after the military in the landlocked kingdom carried out an attempted coup. Deputy President Mothetjoa Metsing left Lesotho Sunday for talks with Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and Zuma, Foreign Affairs ...

Thai army ruler named prime minister

Aug 22, 2014

Thai army ruler named prime minister

Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand’s junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will prolong his rule and bolster the military’s grip on power. Thailand’s legislature voted ...

Jul 18, 2014

Thai junta seeks Japan's support to restore democracy

Thailand’s acting foreign minister said Thursday that last May’s military coup was undertaken as a “last resort” to avoid bloodshed, while he sought understanding and support from Japan and other countries that have frowned on the army’s seizure of power from a democratically elected ...

Thai protesters come out again despite junta's ban

Jun 1, 2014

Thai protesters come out again despite junta's ban

Thailand’s ruling junta deployed thousands of security forces on the streets of Bangkok on Sunday to thwart another round of small protests denouncing last month’s military coup. Hundreds of demonstrators came out and several were detained, but there was no violence. Fears over possible ...

Thai soldiers deployed to block protest

May 29, 2014

Thai soldiers deployed to block protest

Hundreds of Thai troops and police sealed off one of Bangkok’s busiest intersections Thursday in an attempt to block a planned protest one week after a military coup. Truckloads of soldiers blocked all incoming roads to the capital’s Victory Monument, prompting shops in the ...

Thai ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra freed

May 26, 2014

Thai ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra freed

An aide to former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she has been released from military custody. The aide said Yingluck was freed Monday and has returned to her home. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Yingluck had ...

Thai coup official: Democracy caused 'losses'

May 25, 2014

Thai coup official: Democracy caused 'losses'

A spokesman for Thailand’s coup leaders said Sunday that democracy had caused “losses” for the country, as the junta sought to combat growing international condemnation and hundreds of protesters angrily confronted soldiers in central Bangkok. Small protests have persisted since the army seized power ...

Yingluck, Thai protest leaders held

May 24, 2014

Yingluck, Thai protest leaders held

Thailand’s coup leaders said Saturday they will keep former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Cabinet members and anti-government protest leaders in detention for up to a week to give them “time to think,” as the junta expanded its target list to include several prominent academics. ...

Soldiers defect as South Sudan ethnic violence spreads

Dec 18, 2013

Soldiers defect as South Sudan ethnic violence spreads

Clashes between military factions in South Sudan have spread from the capital to the rural state of Jonglei, a South Sudanese military official said Wednesday. Up to 500 people are reported to have been killed since Sunday in the world’s newest country. South Sudanese ...