In our news wrap Tuesday, Thailand’s military bypassed the country’s government and declared martial law in an effort to restore peace and order, denying it was a coup. Six months of political crisis in Thailand have sparked protests and deadly…
By PBS NewsHour
After six months of anti-government protests in Thailand, the dismissal of the prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and nine cabinet members from office, plus repeated warnings from Thailand's army chief, the Thai military declared martial law Tuesday.
By Ellen Rolfes
A newly appointed Pakistani Supreme Court quashed several legal challenges to President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's re-election Monday. Margaret Warner reports from Lahore, Pakistan, on how the conflict between activists and Musharraf's military government has impacted the country's civil society and…
Police in Pakistan halted an opposition protest Tuesday and confined its organizer, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, to her home. Also on Tuesday, Bhutto called for President Pervez Musharraf to resign.
Nawaz Sharif, the former Pakistani prime minister hoping to lead opposition to the current government, was arrested upon his return to Pakistan on Monday and sent to Saudi Arabia. A journalist discusses the Pakistan power struggle.
Pakistani lawyers boycotted court Thursday, demanding that President Pervez Musharraf step down. Musharraf has seen his popularity decline since he tried to dismiss the Supreme Court chief in March. Margaret Warner reports from Pakistan on the political tensions.
The government of Pakistan said Thursday that President Pervez Musharraf has not decided to step down as army chief, contradicting former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Margaret Warner reports from Pakistan on the developments.
By PBS NewsHour
In an effort to curb the sectarian killings across Baghdad, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki presented a four-point plan after talking with Sunni and Shiite party leaders, while Iraq's parliament extended the state of emergency in the capital Monday.
The military in Thailand ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra Tuesday while he was in New York for U.N. meetings, declared martial law and revoked the constitution. Two analysts discuss growing tension between the prime minister and the monarchy and other…
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