Martial law

Philippines` Duterte may declare martial law next week: Defence chief

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law next week if threatened massive protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defence chief said Friday.

Sep 15, 2017, 11:08 AM IST

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law in the southern third of the country until the end of the year because the rebellion there will not be completely quelled by July 22, the end of his 60-day martial law proclamation, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Jul 18, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to jail martial law critics

Duterte declared military rule across the region of Mindanao, home to about 20 million people, in late May to quell what he said was a fast-growing threat from the Islamic State (IS) group there.

Jul 02, 2017, 11:19 AM IST
Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte jokes about rape amid concern over martial law abuses

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte jokes about rape amid concern over martial law abuses

Duterte is known for his informal, no-nonsense style and his speeches are often loaded with profanity, threats and jokes about taboo subjects.

May 27, 2017, 11:32 AM IST

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte may place entire country under martial law

Duterte assured the public he will not allow abuses under martial rule.

May 24, 2017, 15:49 PM IST

Martial law in southern Philippines: What we know

Rodrigo Duterte said that his version of the martial law would be "harsh" and similar to that under Marcos.

May 24, 2017, 12:23 PM IST

Philippines ''Rodrigo Duterte says ''I'll be harsh'' with army rule on island

The United States has since 2001 offered a bounty of $5 million for Isnilon Hapilon arrest to the military. 

May 24, 2017, 12:01 PM IST
Won't declare martial law, says Philippines' Duterte

Won't declare martial law, says Philippines' Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday appeared to rule out declaring martial law, but said he could do so if he wished, and anyone questioning his justification should "shut up" and stay out of his business.

Jan 18, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
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.

Jul 20, 2016, 13:46 PM IST
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.

Jul 19, 2016, 12:24 PM IST

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.

Jul 19, 2016, 12:15 PM IST

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 year

Jul 16, 2016, 18:13 PM IST

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".

Jul 12, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

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.

May 18, 2015, 21:39 PM IST

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.

Apr 03, 2015, 11:33 AM IST

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.

Apr 02, 2015, 16:14 PM IST

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.

Apr 02, 2015, 04:55 AM IST

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.

Mar 27, 2015, 18:31 PM IST

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.

Feb 11, 2015, 16:58 PM IST

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.

Jan 27, 2015, 20:02 PM IST