Monday 30 March 2015
martial law

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.


Bahrain frees 86 held after martial law

Bahrain said it has released 86 people after taking legal procedures under the state of National Safety in the Kingdom. Bahrain's official news agency BNA said "legal measures" were taken against the detainees unde


Bahrain denies Kuwait mediation move

Bahrain's foreign minister said on Monday it was 'completely untrue' that Kuwait would mediate to resolve Bahrain's political crisis. The kingdom's leading opposition group Wefaq said on Sunday it would accept an offer


Plea for martial law in Bahrain

Bahrain's Al Asala and the Independent Bloc last night appealed to His Majesty King Hamad to enforce martial law. They called for the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) to intervene to preserve security and stability. The blocs also urged a b

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