The U.S. President Barack Obama has made a brief and surprise visit to Bagram air base in Afghanistan, on Sunday, vowed during the visit to take a decision on how many U.S. troops could remain in Afghanistan after withdrawal of NATO forces at the end of this year, while the…
Michel Suleiman, Lebanese president, finishes his term on Sunday with no one to replace him, as political wrangling leaves one of the country’s top posts vacant while it struggles to contain the effects of neighbouring Syria’s civil war. Parliament failed for a fifth time on Friday to vote for a…
Sudanese government announced, its intention to present the opposition leader, Sadiq al-Mahdi, to a trial, because of comments he made earlier about what is known as the "forces of rapid support." Al-Mahdi, a former prime minister in Sudan's last elected civilian government, is the head of the Umma Party, the…
Russia and China have vetoed a draft UN resolution calling for the crisis in Syria to be referred to the international criminal court – ignoring support for the measure by 65 other countries and all other members of the security council. Thirteen of the security council's 15 members voted for…
Thursday, 22 May 2014 14:02

Thai Army Seizes Power in Bloodless Coup

BANGKOK — 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 of a violent showdown. The powerful army chief, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, announced…
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