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World 13 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Chirac backtracks on vow to vote for French left

PARIS (Reuters) - French former president Jacques Chirac backtracked on Sunday after saying he would switch sides to vote for a left-winger in next year's election.

World 06 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

Thai opposition claims to win over some ruling MPs

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's opposition Democrat Party said on Saturday several parties in the ruling coalition were willing to switch sides and form a government with it.

World 06 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

Thai opposition claims to win over some ruling MPs

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's opposition Democrat Party said on Saturday several parties in the ruling coalition were willing to switch sides and form a government with it.

Commodities 21 Jan 2014 | 12:59 PM

Thai farmers add to Govt woes with rice scheme protests

BANGKOK: Some Thai rice farmers have threatened to switch sides and join protesters trying to topple the government if they do not get paid for their crop, a worrying development for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra whose support is based on the rural vote.

World 15 Jul 2014 | 7:30 PM

Anticipating a Jokowi win in Indonesia, rivals consider switching sides

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's likely next leader Joko "Jokowi" Widodo may find a friendlier parliament to help push through a reform agenda in Southeast Asia's largest economy, as several members of the second-largest party consider joining his camp.

World 05 Dec 2017 | 9:59 PM

Exiled son of Yemen's Saleh takes up anti-Houthi cause

SANAA/DUBAI (Reuters) - The powerful exiled son of Yemen's slain ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed on Tuesday to lead a campaign against the Houthi movement that killed his father after he switched sides in the civil war.

World 04 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Can turning Taliban foot soldiers turn the Afghan war?

KABUL (Reuters) - Former Taliban fighter Mullah Rassoul is a man with few friends.