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Govt doesn’t have 1975-81 coups info: Minister tells JS

Govt doesn’t have 1975-81 coups info: Minister tells JS

The government does not have concrete information regarding the coups that took place in the Bangladesh Army during 1975-’81, road transport and bridges minister told the parliament today. Ruling Awami League lawmaker AKM Jahangir Hossain, who placed the concerned question, expressed dissatisfaction at the ministry’s failure to provide the information. “The minister’s answer is dissatisfactory....

Thai king endorses junta leader as PM

Thai king endorses junta leader as PM

Thai military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was endorsed as prime minister by Thailand's king on Monday, four days after he was elected by his own hand-picked parliament, although critics called his appointment a political farce. Prayuth was appointed prime minister on Thursday, three months after leading a coup, by 191 out of 197 members...

Many detainees freed: Thai military

Many detainees freed: Thai military

Thailand's army says it has now released 124 people, including politicians and activists, who were taken into custody after the coup. An army spokesman said a total of 253 people had been summoned. Fifty-three did not report and 76 were in custody. Conditions for the release appear to include agreeing to avoid political activity and...

Thai troops detain minister who blasted coup

Thai troops detain minister who blasted coup

Thailand soldiers have detained a cabinet minister who emerged from hiding to condemn last week's coup. The troops detained Education Minister Chaturon Chaisang on Tuesday after entering a conference room at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand in Bangkok where he was speaking. The surprise news conference was the first public appearance by any member...

Thai Gen Prayuth receives royal endorsement

Thai Gen Prayuth receives royal endorsement

Thailand's military leader has received royal endorsement at a ceremony in the capital, Bangkok, after taking power in a coup last week. Army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, was formally appointed as the prime minister at the army headquarters. The 86-year-old monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, did not attend the ceremony. The military seized power in the South...

Coup leader summons Thai politicians

Coup leader summons Thai politicians

Ousted Thai leader Yingluck Shinawatra has arrived for talks with the military in Bangkok, a day after the army took power in a coup. Yingluck is one of more than 100 political figures summoned by the army. The army has banned 155 people, including some politicians, from leaving the country. Thailand military coup: "A country divided...there's...

Press fearful after Thai coup

Press fearful after Thai coup

The day after the military takeover in Thailand, television and radio remain blacked out and under military control. Instead, viewers and listeners are being fed a diet of traditional music interspersed with orders and announcements from the country's new military rulers. Each of the announcements - around 20 so far on the first day of...

Thousands dead in S Sudan: UN

Thousands dead in S Sudan: UN

Thousands of people must have been killed in the past week of violence in South Sudan, says UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator Toby Lanzer

'Atmosphere of fear' in S Sudan

'Atmosphere of fear' in S Sudan

A UN official in South Sudan speaks of an atmosphere of fear and desperation as violence escalates

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