| May 20, 2014
| 10:03 AM
The Royal Thai Army’s imposition of martial law nationwide on Tuesday drew condemnations from human rights groups and thrust the Southeast Asian kingdom into deeper political uncertainty stemming from months of crippling anti-government protests....
| May 22, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Thailand’s military on Thursday seized power from a caretaker government, declaring that the takeover was necessary to end six months of political crisis and often violent protests. It was the 12th coup in Thailand in 84 years. The televised...
| May 22, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Syrian government forces have broken a long siege on the strategically situated prison in the northern city of Aleppo, government and pro-opposition groups said Thursday.
The advance of tanks and troops into the sprawling prison complex on the...
| May 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Thailand's Peace and Order Maintaining Command (POMC), which has controlled the country since Thursday's military coup, has allowed TV channels to restart broadcasting more or less as normal. But the Internet and other sections of the media remain under...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:03 PM
The United Nations human rights chief condemned widespread torture by all sides in the Syrian conflict, citing examples such as that of a detained 26-year-old woman who was raped, had her teeth pulled out and was beaten with electrical cables.
| May 7, 2014
| 3:44 AM
In a controversial ruling that deepened Thailand’s political crisis, the country’s constitutional court on Wednesday ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave office, ruling that she abused her powers when she transferred a...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:36 AM
YANGON, Myanmar -- Win Tin, one of Myanmar’s most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military rulers, died early Monday at age 84.
His death, attributed to organ failure, came as Myanmar marked...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:46 PM
CAIRO — Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints.
After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 6:45 PM
BEIRUT — Syrian army units ambushed and killed a group of opposition fighters near Damascus, the capital, state media reported Saturday, saying that the group had crossed into the country from neighboring Jordan.
The rebels, which Syria’s...
| May 4, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Syrian authorities on Sunday named two politicians from tolerated opposition groups as official contenders in June against an imposing incumbent: President Bashar Assad, the overwhelming favorite.
Presidential elections scheduled for June 3 are the...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:33 AM
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Police in Taiwan fired high-pressure water cannons Monday on hundreds of demonstrators who broke into the country's Cabinet compound to protest the liberalization of trade with political rival China, handing the island president one...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
BEIRUT — A rebel assault on the northern Syrian town of Kasab near the Turkish border has sparked a furor among Armenians worldwide and revived dark memories of the Ottoman-era genocide.
It's unclear how many civilian casualties occurred in the...