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Amid outward calm, climate of fear cements Thai military rule

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 13:26

"Is she dead yet?" Thai opposition activist Kritsuda Khunasen said she was blindfolded and struggling to regain consciousness when she heard this chilling query from one of her interrogators. 

Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha voted Prime Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:39

Thailand`s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed Prime Minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.

Thailand`s coup leader likely to become Prime Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 19:41

Since the bloodless coup in May, the military government has been the sole authority for all matters regarding the state.

Thai martial law to remain, says senior army commander

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 23:22

Martial law in Thailand is likely to remain in force for the time being despite concerns by foreign investors, a senior army commander said.

Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 17:57

Thailand`s military makes way for a new administration in coming weeks, but the generals will keep a tight grip on power by filling an interim cabinet and legislature with soldiers, military sources said on Wednesday.

Philippine Army warned against "meddling" as coup rumours swirl

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:59

Philippine soldiers should keep clear of politics, the military`s new chief said on Wednesday, as rumours of a possible coup swirled in the capital after the Supreme Court declared President Benigno Aquino`s economic stimulus fund illegal. 

Afghanistan`s Abdullah rejects election result as "coup" against people

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 09:49

Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah`s camp rejected preliminary results of last month`s run-off election on Monday as a "coup" against the people, putting him on a dangerous collision course with his rival, Ashraf Ghani. <br><br> The Independent Election Commission announced on Monday that Ghani won the June 14 second round with 56.44 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results. The tally might change when the final official numbers come out on July 22.

Thai anti-coup leader released on bail

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 15:49

A prominent Thai activist who led an anti-coup campaign using the three-finger salute from the "Hunger Games" films has been freed on bail after nearly a month in detention, officials said today.

Thai court issues arrest warrant for anti-coup group spokesman

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:13

Thailand`s military court has issued an arrest warrant for the spokesman of an anti-coup group over alleged arms offences, an accusation firmly rejected by the former minister.

Thai coup leader denies conspiracy with protesters

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11:29

Thailand`s junta-leading Army Chief has dismissed allegations he plotted to seize power for years before May`s coup, issuing an apparent rebuke to the leader of the protests that crippled the former government.

Thai coup leader sets polls for October 2015

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 21:37

The leader of Thailand`s military junta says a new interim constitution will be introduced next month and elections will be held around October 2015.

Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat dies at 83

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 21:00

Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat, who was ousted in a coup after 120 days in office, died Friday at his home in Port-au-Prince. He was 83.