Thai’s new prime minister: Military leader sworn in

THAILAND’s junta leader, who seized power in a military coup three months ago, officially assumed his new post as prime minister yesterday following an endorsement from the monarch.

During a ceremony in Bangkok, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, 60, accepted a written royal command issued by King Bhumibol Adulyadej certifying his appointment as the . . . → Read More: Thai’s new prime minister: Military leader sworn in

Waiting to be rescued?

Tahirul Qadri’s Long March has ended and it is not immediately clear whether it was with a fizzle or a bang. Last week saw days of high drama as Qadri and his supporters camped outside parliament and the Supreme Court ordered the prime minister’s arrest.

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Burma’s forgotten children

Things are moving fast with Burma. Today it was reported that 651 high-ranking political dissidents had been released by the Burmese government, a move that comes after the government struck a rare ceasefire with the ethnic minority group, the Karen, after 60 years of civil war.

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Asma Jahangir urges civilians to challenge army

Pakistan’s civilian leaders should capitalise on public anger with the military and try to ease its grip on power, a leading human rights activist and lawyer said on Tuesday.

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