Thai forces fan out to stifle unrest in capital

May 31, 2014

Thai forces fan out to stifle unrest in capital

Thai police and soldiers flooded downtown Bangkok on Saturday to pre-empt further protests against a May 22 coup after the army chief said a return to democracy would take more than a year. In a televised address late on Friday, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said ...

Thailand's junta bans all anti-coup protests

May 30, 2014

Thailand's junta bans all anti-coup protests

More than 1,000 Thai troops and police sealed off one of Bangkok’s busiest intersections Thursday to prevent a planned protest, as authorities said they would no longer allow any demonstrations against last week’s military coup. Truckloads of soldiers blocked all incoming roads to the ...

Thai junta muting critics with bond of silence

May 29, 2014

Thai junta muting critics with bond of silence

Thailand’s ruling junta has found a new way of controlling its opponents and forcing them into silence: releasing them from custody only on condition they promise not to do anything “provocative.” Those who do face two years in jail. The restrictions were confirmed Wednesday ...

Libya MPs claim 'coup' threat after militia ultimatum

Feb 19, 2014

Libya MPs claim 'coup' threat after militia ultimatum

Libya’s interim assembly said it was facing an impending “coup” Tuesday after ex-rebel militias gave it a five-hour deadline to hand over power. The potential crisis comes exactly three years after the start of the Arab Spring uprising that toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi but ...

Dec 19, 2013

South Sudan unrest continues as army loses town

South Sudan’s military said Thursday it no longer controlled a key town in a rural state where fighting has spread in the aftermath of what the government says was an attempted coup mounted by soldiers loyal to a former deputy president. The authorities in ...

Aug 20, 2013

Papers detail CIA role in Iran coup

The CIA has admitted orchestrating the August 1953 coup that toppled Iran’s prime minister after he tried to nationalize his country’s oil wealth from Britain, a declassified document shows. The Central Intelligence Agency’s role in the overthrow of Mohammad Mossadegh has long been known, ...