George Floyd protests: Donald Trump declares himself 'president of law and order', threatens military force to counter violent protests
Embracing the language of confrontation and war, President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself the 'president of law and order' and signaled he would stake his reelection on persuading voters his forceful approach, including deploying US troops to US cities, was warranted in a time of national tumult and racial unrest.
Civilian traffic barred for 2 days a week on Kashmir highway: 'Turning Kashmir into Palestine', allege politicos
Jammu and Kashmir has been hit with the controversial decision to ban movement of civilian traffic in for two days a week (Sunday and Wednesday), for free movement of convoys
Philippines violence: Supreme Court backs President Rodrigo Duterte's enforcement of martial law in southern parts
The Philippines' Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed President Rodrigo Duterte's enforcement of martial law across the southern third of the country, which he said was necessary to defeat Islamic State (IS) group-backed militants.
Embattled Philippine troops struggling to drive Islamist militants from a southern city raised the national flag for Independence Day on Monday, in a tearful ceremony dedicated to the scores killed during the conflict.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will ignore the Supreme Court and Congress as he enforces martial law across the southern third of the country, even though the Constitution gives them oversight.
Government troops have found eight bodies of civilians who were allegedly executed by militants in Marawi city in southern Philippines.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law, and joked that if any of them were to rape, he would claim responsibility for it
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said that the martial law imposed in Mindanao could last for a year. The martial law was imposed on Tuesday night.
Thai army pranks nation on April Fool's: Removes Martial law, but replaces it with draconian Article 44
On Wednesday, Thailand's junta lifted martial law, but then quickly replaced it with another set of draconian laws innocuously called "Article 44.
Thailand's new Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a military coup over three months ago, has said he wants to lift martial law in the country but the current situation does not permit it.
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Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and other prominent political figures, who have been detained by the military, are expected to be released within a week said deputy army spokesperson Winthai Suvaree.
The Thai army recently staged a coup and suspended the constitution. Here are answers to some key questions on the situation
The military edict banned media from interviewing academics and ex-government officials whose opinions could incite conflict.
The powerful army chief, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, announced the military takeover in a statement broadcast on national television.
Thailand's military has hosted ground-breaking talks between warring political rivals after imposing martial law to prevent the deeply divided kingdom degenerating into another "Ukraine or Egypt".
Thailand's army declared martial law nationwide on Tuesday to restore order after six months of street protests that have left the country without a proper functioning government, but insisted the surprise intervention was not a military coup.