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Erdogan back in Ankara as thousands hit by Turkey purge

Erdogan back in Ankara as thousands hit by Turkey purge

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was Wednesday to chair a crunch security meeting in Ankara for the first time since the failed coup, with tens of thousands either detained or sacked from their jobs in a widening purge.

Turkey holds 26 generals, including ex-air chief, over coup

Turkey holds 26 generals, including ex-air chief, over coup

26 senior generals on charges of playing a role in the failed coup.

Turkey coup attempt: Erdogan signals death penalty return

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday announced that he was ready to reinstate the death penalty "if the people demand it", following the recent attempted coup on July 15.

Turkey's deadly military coup attempt: As it happened

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan successfully battled to regain control over Turkey on Saturday after a coup bid by discontented soldiers, as signs grew that the most serious challenge to his 13 years of dominant rule was faltering.

Banners across Pakistan ask army chief to 'impose martial law'

A political party in Pakistan has put up banners across the country asking army chief General Raheel Sharif to "impose martial law".

Myanmar extends state of emergency in Kokang region

The Myanmar government formally extended a state of emergency, imposed in Kokang region in the northern part of Shan state to 90 more days until August 17, according to an order of the President`s Office on Monday.

Thai junta chief threatens to shut down critical media

Thailand`s junta chief on Friday vowed to shut down critical media outlets as he faced a growing international backlash against his decision to replace martial law with new powers retaining his absolute authority.

New Thai security order is not tougher than martial law: Army chief

A sweeping new security measure in Thailand that has replaced martial law does not give the army more control than it had previously, Thailand`s army chief said on Thursday, following criticism that the junta has significantly increased its powers.

Thai junta lifts martial law, but retains broad powers

Thailand`s ruling junta said on Wednesday it had lifted martial law imposed just before a coup 10 months ago, but it invoked a security clause in the country`s interim constitution that will mean the military will retain broad powers.

Thai junta chief considers martial law replacement

Thailand`s junta chief Friday said he was considering lifting martial law, but only after passing a new order to replace it.

Martial law possible if Ukraine conflict escalates: Poroshenko

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that he is ready to introduce martial law throughout the country if the conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the east escalates.

US official urges Thailand to lift martial law

US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel has urged the Thai government to end martial law that was decreed two days before the military coup in May, media reported Tuesday.

Martial law to stay in Thailand: Minister

Thailand`s martial law will not be lifted for the foreseeable future, the Justice Minister said on Friday, despite an earlier pledge to lift the law in some provinces to help the tourism industry which has struggled since a military coup in May.

Martial law to be eased but when situation improves: Thai PM

Thailand's new Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a military coup over three months ago, has said he wants to lift martial law in the country but the current situation does not permit it.

Old powers trying to bring chaos back to Thailand: Prayuth

Martial law will remain in place in Thailand to maintain peace in the country, army said today as the Prime Minister-elect warned of attempts by "old powers" and "influence groups" to plunge the country back into chaos.

Thailand`s military junta may prolong martial law

Thailand`s military junta has hinted at the possibility of continuing martial law for the duration of the interim charter, which is expected to last about a year, media reports said Friday.

Talks to end Thai crisis inconclusive, new round called

Thailand`s rival political factions would not agree on Wednesday to stop their protests at crisis talks aimed at ending confrontation a day after the army declared martial law, a pro-government activist said.

Thais to ponder election under martial law as way out of crisis

Thailand`s Election Commission was due to consider on Wednesday the caretaker government`s proposal for an August 3 election, as doubts grew that polls could be held smoothly despite the imposition of martial law to calm street violence.

Thai army chief urges rivals to talk after declaring martial law

Thailand`s army declared martial law nationwide on Tuesday to restore order after six months of street protests that have left the country without a proper functioning government, but insisted the surprise intervention was not a military coup.

India issues advisory to citizens in Thailand

India today advised its nationals in Thailand to take precautions for their safety after the military imposed martial law in the troubled South East Asian nation.