Category: Thailand

Thailand: Military coup ousts US-backed dictator

Life goes on as normal in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok the day after the Royal Thai Army declared it was taking power from the diminished, ineffectual “caretaker government” Thursday. Businesses and offices were open as usual on Friday with no discernible difference for Thais. TV programming is expected to be returned to normal today as […]

Thai army chief urges rivals to talk after declaring martial law

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. While troops patrolled parts of Bangkok and army spokesmen took to the airwaves, the caretaker government led by […]

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