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Burkina Faso military junta frees interim president

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The head of a military junta in Burkina Faso which took power on Thursday has freed interim President Michel Kafando and two of his ministers, state television said on Friday.

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Nobel winners want Asean to deny military junta the chair

A group of 14 Nobel Peace Laureates has urged Asean to deny Myanmar chairmanship of the regional grouping.


Myanmar military junta releases Suu Kyi from house arrest

YANGON: Military-ruled Myanmar finally freed Nobel Peace Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday after 15 years of house arrest, giving the country a powerful pro-democracy voice just days after a widely criticised election.

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Thai military junta summons leaders deposed in coup

BANGKOK: Thailand's military summoned the deposed cabinet and ruling-party leaders to report Friday to a new junta that seized power a day earlier in a coup which has triggered US-led international censure.


Thai army chief to receive royal nod as junta head

BANGKOK: Thailand's coup leader will receive royal appointment on Monday as head of the military junta that overthrew the civilian government, the army said.


Last survivor of Greece's 1967-74 military junta dies at 103

ATHENS (Reuters) - The last survivor from the right-wing junta that staged Greece's 1967 military coup and ruled for seven years has died at the age of 103, the state-run Athens News Agency reported on Sunday.

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Military junta to dominate new reign?

It is very likely the military could have a bigger role in the next reign and Thai political life.

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Thai king appoints army chief as junta head

BANGKOK: Thailand's king has formally appointed the army chief as head of the nation's new military junta following a recent coup in the strife-torn nation.


Thai military junta approves fiscal budget plan for 2014/15

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military government has approved a state budget plan for the next fiscal year starting on Oct. 1, with a deficit of 250 billion baht (4.58 billion pounds), similar to the current year's, a senior official said on Tuesday.