Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said today he is preparing a 'roadmap' to resolving the two-month standoff between his government and Red Shirt protesters that has claimed 27 lives.
Two of 26 suspected Hezbollah members accused of plotting attacks on tourists and shipping in the Suez Canal and of sending operatives and explosives to Gaza to help militant groups there, peer out from the prison vehicle as they arrive at the Emergency State Security Court in New Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday. An Egyptian judge sentenced three of the accused to life in prison, and the rest of the group received sentences ranging from 15 years in prison to six months.
Troops fired rubber bullets and possibly live ammunition into a crowd of Thailand's red shirt protesters Wednesday. The latest round of violence injured at least 18.
Thailand’s government accused red-shirt protesters of plotting against the revered king, a charge they rejected as a pretext for cracking down. Protesters forced the train system to close Tuesday in an escalation of the weeks-long standoff.
Rogue soldiers, active and retired, are supporting Thailand’s 'red-shirt' protesters, the Army chief said Sunday.
Rocket-propelled grenades injured more than 80 government supporters at Thai protests Thursday evening. The antigovernment Red Shirts denied responsibility for the attack, though the M-79 grenades were reportedly fired from near their camp.
Thailand's political turmoil pits anti-government red shirts against the yellow shirts, who back the current regime. Now the government and the opposition are vying to compensate the victims of the political violence.
The Thai Army escalated the rhetoric against anti-government red shirt protesters on Tuesday, threatening to use live ammunition if they resist the military.
Thailand's 'red shirt' protesters canceled a march Monday as the Army fanned out to block them. But they vowed to continue their demonstration, now at five weeks, until Prime Minsiter Abhisit steps down and calls elections.
Two baby meerkats stand in the sun at their enclosure at the Chester Zoo in Chester, England, on Friday. The 3-week-old babies had their first public appearance after spending their first weeks underground in their burrow.