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Thailand army declares martial law, denies coup | theguardian.com

Thailand’s army has declared martial law ‘to keep law and order’ after six months of violent unrest and anti-government demonstrations. The move was announced on the military’s television channel and sparked fears of yet another coup d’etat in a country where there have been 11 armed takeovers since the end of absolute monarchy in 1932 For more on this story, ...

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Thailand and Muslim separatists agree to peace talks | guardian.co.uk

Thailand has agreed for the first time to hold peace talks with Muslim militants in the south of the country, an apparent breakthrough towards ending a nearly decade-long conflict that has claimed more than 5,000 lives. Senior Thai government officials signed the deal on Thursday with members of the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, where ...

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Human Rights Watch’s Jan Egeland calls for faster progress | IRIN Global

BANGKOK, 9 October 2012 (IRIN) – On the sidelines of a recent presentation he made in Bangkok on disaster prevention and preparedness, IRIN spoke to Jan Egeland, deputy director of Human Rights Watch, about progress on the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS). Spearheaded by the World Meteorological Organization and based on research from an expert group Egeland chaired in ...

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America Threatens China: Pentagon Prepares for Confrontation in the Asia-Pacific | GlobalResearch.org

In January of this year the three officials in charge of U.S. global military strategy and operations – commander-in- chief President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey – unveiled the 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance, entitled “Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense,” which officially confirmed American ...

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Thailand’s Tentative Peace Is Collapsing | Joshua Kurlantzick, The Atlantic

In a brief but informative piece in the Wall Street Journal recently, veteran correspondent James Hookaway notes that “a delicate détente between Thailand’s powerful armed forces and a populist government led by [Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra] … is looking increasingly fragile.” Saying that the truce is “increasingly fragile” is like saying Homer Simpson enjoys donuts or Barney Frank is a ...

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ASIA: Indigenous groups – stateless and sick | IRIN Asia

BANGKOK, 9 February 2012 (IRIN) – The health of millions of indigenous people across Asia is at risk, experts say, as lack of recognition of their legal status hinders data collection, making their medical problems invisible in most national health surveys. Indigenous peoples – defined by the UN as people with ancestral ties to a geographical region who retain “distinct ...

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