Military rule

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
Turkey army says it seizes power; Erdogan vows a "very heavy price"

Turkey army says it seizes power; Erdogan vows a "very heavy price"

Soldiers were seen on the streets in Istanbul and Ankara as jets flew low overhead, while ordinary citizens rushed for the safety of their homes after witnessing the coup attempt.

Jul 16, 2016, 02:17 AM IST

China resets ties with Myanmar with USD eight billion deals

Seeking to reset ties with Myanmar, China on Saturday signed USD eight billion trade deals with its southern neighbour after relations went through a turbulent period following the country's gradual transition to democracy from years of Beijing-backed military rule.

Nov 15, 2014, 16:57 PM IST

Imran Khan says he is against military rule in Pakistan

Imran Khan tried to play down the suspicion that he was paving way for a military takeover through his anti-government protests and said martial law is not a solution to the country`s problems.

Aug 12, 2014, 00:59 AM IST

Most Thais are happy with military rule: Survey

Most Thais are happy and relieved that they do not have to worry about their safety anymore after the military junta took over administration of the country over a month ago, a poll showed here.

Jul 08, 2014, 16:47 PM IST

142,000 Cambodian workers return home from Thailand: Official

More than 140,000 Cambodians had fled jobs in Thailand to return home as of Monday, fearing a crackdown on illegal migrants under junta rule, an official said.

Jun 16, 2014, 14:35 PM IST

Hilton inks deal for more Myanmar hotels

Hilton Worldwide has signed a contract to operate five hotels in Myanmar, which is emerging as a popular Southeast Asian tourist destination after military rule was lifted in 2011.

Jun 11, 2014, 19:31 PM IST

Myanmar hosts summit of South-east Asian leaders

Myanmar hopes its first-ever hosting of a summit of Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday will help showcase progress made since the country emerged from a half-century of military rule.

May 11, 2014, 01:07 AM IST

Myanmar reaches deal with rebels to ease tensions

Myanmar`s government reached an agreement with ethnic Kachin rebels to work to end a bloody conflict that has cast a shadow over the country`s progress in moving away from almost half a century of repressive military rule.

Feb 04, 2013, 22:31 PM IST

Egyptian critic of military rule beaten in street

A video posted on social networks showed a small crowd punching and kicking Nawarah Negm, and hurling abuse at her.

Jan 19, 2012, 16:20 PM IST

‘Gilani given last lifeline by SC to end stand-off`

Pak media warned beleaguered PM Gilani-led govt that it has been granted a last lifeline by the SC to end its confrontation with the judiciary.

Jan 17, 2012, 14:04 PM IST

Long queues for historic Egypt polls

The vote is a milestone many Egyptians hope will usher in a democratic age after decades of dictatorship.

Nov 28, 2011, 08:47 AM IST

Niger to vote after one year of military rule

Niger`s voters choose a new, civilian president as their head.

Jan 31, 2011, 10:25 AM IST

B`desh court wants safeguards against military rule

The Supreme Court has denounced the declaration of martial law in the past.

Jul 29, 2010, 12:52 PM IST