Thai junta`s gag on media raises alarm, criticism

Critics and journalists raised concerns today about the Thai military government`s latest move to tighten its grip on the media by banning them from criticising the junta`s operations and threatening to immediately suspend the broadcast or publication of content that defies the order.

Thai junta frees 14 Cambodian migrant workers

The Thai military junta has released 14 Cambodian migrant workers imprisoned last month for holding fake work visas, Cambodia`s foreign ministry said Friday.

Thai court sentences first anti-coup protester under junta

A Thai court today passed a suspended prison sentence on an anti-coup activist for breaching a ban on political gatherings, his lawyer said, in the first protest-related verdict since the military takeover.

Thai junta challenges Thaksin to return, fight legal charges

Thailand`s powerful army has challenged fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra to return and fight the legal charges against him, even as the military refuted reports that last month`s coup was planned in advance to rid the country of the Shinawatra clan`s influence.

Thailand`s junta releases `Red Shirt` activist

Thailand`s military junta today released an opposition activist who had appeared on an army television channel saying her detention was "too good for words to say" after demands from several human rights group for her freedom.

Thai military rulers appoint advisers; economy in doldrums

Thailand`s junta has appointed as advisers two retired generals with palace connections, putting powerful establishment figures hostile towards former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra firmly in the ascendant in the country`s long-running power struggle.

Thailand to junta: Please change your soundtrack

First Thailand`s junta seized power, then they commandeered every TV channel for round-the-clock broadcasts of dour announcements and patriotic hymns.

Myanmar military launches investor charm offensive

The Myanmar military`s secretive business empire made a rare foray into the public spotlight today, seeking to reassure foreign investors over their treatment in the former junta-ruled country.

Mali countercoup bid fails, junta claims control

Coup leader said that the countercoup had failed and that his soldiers have captured foreign fighters.

Mali junta pledges to cede power, rebels advance

Mali`s junta leader promised to reinstate the constitution from Sunday.

Egypt military will not allow disruptive protests: State TV

Military junta said it won`t tolerate protest that disrupt country`s economy.

Myanmar junta figure to chair election body

A top member of Myanmar`s junta has
been appointed head of the country`s new Election Commission,
a day after unexpectedly resigning his seat in parliament.

Egypt junta names panel to reform Constitution

Egypt`s military rulers have given a panel of civilian experts 10 days to revise the Constitution.

Junta`s PM chosen Myanmar`s new vice president

Thein Sein`s seniority makes him the most likely to become president.

Myanmar opens junta-dominated Parliament

No foreign media representatives were allowed to witness the event.

Suu Kyi seeks dialogue with junta

Myanmar`s democracy leader vowed to remain patient in seeking a dialogue.

Myanmar people get Q and A with Suu Kyi

Radio Free Asia has launched a
question and answer show with Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar junta considered Man Utd takeover

Myanmar`s military junta considered making a billion-dollar bid to buy Manchester United, it has emerged.

No compromise with junta on release of pol prisoners: Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi says she will not compromise
with the junta on her demand for the release of all political prisoners.

Democracy gets wings: Myanmar pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi freed

Myanmar`s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi walked out freely on Saturday after the country`s military rulers released her from house arrest.