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Thai coup leader threatens crackdown on protests

Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he had been formally endorsed by the king as head of a military council that will run the country, and warned he would use force if political protests flared up again. Pray

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Crisis hits Thailand medical tourism

Thailand is in danger of losing its crown as the world's top destination for medical tourism if foreigners looking for low-cost, quality healthcare are scared off by political unrest, especially at a time of growing competition from Asian ri

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Thai army takes power in coup after talks fail

Thailand's army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha seized control of the government in a coup on Thursday, two days after he declared martial law, saying the army had to restore order and push through reforms. Prayuth made the an

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Martial law in Thailand, but no coup

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 denied that it was staging a military coup.

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Libya militias threaten 'coup'; want parliament dissolved

Two heavily armed Libyan militias have called on the country's parliament to hand over power immediately, in what the president of the assembly dismissed as an attempted coup that would be confronted by the army if necessary.

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Tunisia party chief rejects neutral govt call

The chairman of Tunisia's ruling Islamist party rejected opposition demands for a non-party government on Thursday and said the experience of Egypt should prompt parties to engage in more dialogue to resolve the country's crisis.

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Ennahda chief offers poll to end political crisis

Tunisia's ruling Islamist party is willing to go to referendum over whether to preserve transitional governance institutions, the party chief said on Monday, but he stood firm against secular opposition efforts to oust the government.

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Coup? What coup? Egyptians see no evil

Don't mention the coup. Certainly not on Tahrir Square, or pretty much anywhere in polite, liberal society in Egypt. As military jets periodically screamed over Cairo, even making a formation salute with coloured smoke trails,

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African Union may suspend Egypt after ‘coup’

The African Union is likely to suspend Egypt from all its activities after the Egyptian military suspended the constitution and overthrew the elected president, Mohamed Mursi, a senior AU source said on Thursday. The source, who a

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Mursi removal unacceptable ‘coup’ says Turkey

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday described as "unacceptable" the army's ousting of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, an intervention he labelled a "military coup". "Only can you be

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