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Thai military leader promises elections in late 2018
More than three years after seizing power in a coup, the head of Thailand's military government is promising elections in November next year
Thailand Under Martial Law: Your 5-Point Explainer
Soldiers flooded the streets of Thailand as the country has come under martial law this week following growing unrest and political protests. Here's five facts to know about what's happening and what it's like for the Thai people under the rule of the army. 1). The Army Stepped in to Restore Peace
Thai Protesters Swarm Prime Minister's Compound
Anti-government protesters want current prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, to step down.
Idiot's Guide to the Protests in Thailand
So Thailand's been in the news a lot lately. I don't know anything about Thailand. What's up? You really don't know anything? Then we'll have to start at the beginning. Back in 1939 Hold it. I don't want a history lesson. What's the news? Oh right, the news. Well, protesters want the current prime
State Department Spokesperson Grilled on "Quiet Diplomacy Policy" on Gaza
When reporters questioned the State Department spokeswoman on the specifics of what the U.S. is doing to help ease violence in Gaza and Israel, Victoria Nuland refused at least eleven times to discuss any details of the Obama administration’s diplomatic efforts, frustrating the press corps...
Welcome To The No-Drama Congress (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: OBAMA IN MYANMAR. President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Myanmar today, meeting with famed dissident Aung San Suu Kyi, ABC’s Reena Ninan reports for “Good Morning America.” Obama made history ...
Sen. Carl Levin: Egypt Making 'Weak' Efforts to De-Escalate Gaza Conflict
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich. said on Sunday that Egypt has made only “weak” efforts to influence its ally Hamas to de-escalate the conflict with Israel. “It’s pretty weak so far from what I can tell. The Egyptians have a real...
Obama Defends Myanmar Visit, 'Not An Endorsement'
BANGKOK, Thailand — President Obama today defended his decision to visit Myanmar against critics who say the trip is premature, saying it’s “an acknowledgement” of the country’s democratic progress but not “an endorsement.” “I don’t think anybody’s under any illusion that Burma has arrived, that...
Obama:`We Are Fully Supportive of Israel's Right to Defend Itself'
BANGKOK, Thailand — President Obama today fully backed Israel’s right to defend itself and warned that the escalating violence in the Middle East threatens the prospect for a lasting peace process. Speaking at a joint press conference with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Obama called...