Showing posts with label martial law. Show all posts
Showing posts with label martial law. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Duterte declares martial law in Philippines amid terror clashes

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on Tuesday declared a partial state of martial law in the Pacific island nation after two soldiers and a police officer were killed in clashes with terror insurgents.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pro-Kiev Donbass battalion commanders demand end to ceasefire (a petition to Poroshenko)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko extended the truce until June 30 in an attempt to seek peaceful ways of ending the armed conflict...

Several hundred Ukrainian activists, including commanders of the pro-Kiev Donbass battalion, gathered near the Ukrainian presidential administration building to demand an end to the ceasefire in east Ukraine.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Thai army ruler Prayuth says has king's formal endorsement

Coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday that Thailand's king had formally endorsed his position as head of the military council that will run the country.

He also said in a statement he read on television that he would have no choice but to use force if political protests flared up again. He said he aimed for an election as soon as possible but gave no timeframe for a vote.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Thai anti-coup protesters defy junta ban with Bangkok march

BANGKOK: More than 1,000 Thai anti-coup protesters marched across the capital Bangkok on Sunday as opposition to a military takeover of the country gathered strength, despite junta warnings to end rallies.

Protesters shouting "Get Out!" made their way across the city cheered by onlookers, an AFP reporter at the scene said, after a tense standoff with armed soldiers in the city's retail heart as demonstrations swelled to the largest expression of dissent since the army seized power on Thursday.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Deposed Thai premier, ex-cabinet ministers, protest leaders detained after questioning by military

Deposed Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra, a few former Thai cabinet ministers, several anti- government protest leaders and pro-government Red Shirt leaders were detained by the military at unknown spots on Friday, sources said.

Following Thursday's coup orchestrated by army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha to overthrow the caretaker government, Yingluck and the other prominent politicians had been questioned at the army auditorium and an army barracks and then detained at unknown "safehouses", sources said.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Coup in Thailand

Press Statement, John Kerry, Secretary of State, May 22, 2014:

"I am disappointed by the decision of the Thai military to suspend the constitution and take control of the government after a long period of political turmoil, and there is no justification for this military coup. I am concerned by reports that senior political leaders of Thailand’s major parties have been detained and call for their release. I am also concerned that media outlets have been shut down.

Thai army takes control of government amid deadly political turmoil

Thailand's army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha seized control of the government on Thursday, saying the army had to restore order and push through reforms, two days after he declared martial law.
Prayuth made the announcement in a television broadcast after he held a meeting with all rival factions aimed at finding a solution to six months of anti-government protests.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Thailand's army declares martial law

Thailand's army declared martial law on Tuesday to restore order after six months of anti-government protests which have left the country without a functioning government.
The declaration did not constitute a coup and was made in response to deteriorating security, an army general said.

"We declared a state of emergency, it's not a coup. Because of the situation, it's not stable, they kill each other every day," a general, who declined to be identified, told Reuters.

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