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  • Thai coup leader: don't protest, it's no use

    May 26, 2014 9:07 AM 14

    BANGKOK (AP) — Bolstered by a royal endorsement to run the country after last week's coup, Thailand's junta leader warned Monday against mounting opposition to the takeover, ordering Thais not to cause trouble, not to criticize, not to protest — or else face a return to the "old days" of street violence. Dressed in a crisp white military uniform, Gen. Prayuth

  • Pope continues Holy Land tour in Jerusalem

    May 26, 2014 9:05 AM 16

    Touring Muslim and Jewish holy sites, Pope Francis tells "all communities who look to Abraham" to shun violence. Jerusalem - Pope Francis continues his three-day visit to the Holy Land, travelling across Jerusalem on a whirlwind tour of religious and political sites. The pontiff started the morning on Monday at al-Aqsa mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam

  • Egypt votes in poll seen sweeping ex-army boss to power

    May 26, 2014 8:50 AM 15

    Egypt votes in poll seen sweeping ex-army boss to power Egyptians voted for a new president Monday in an election expected to sweep to power the ex-army chief who overthrew the country's first democratically-elected leader and crushed his Islamist movement. The two-day election is the first since the frontrunner Abdel Fattah al-Sisi deposed Islamist

  • South Sudan: Questions and Answers About SPLM Former Detainees

    May 26, 2014 8:31 AM 14

    By Bayak Chuol Puoch, 25 May 2014 I am very disappointed seeing SPLM Former Detainees to be neural in this conflict while we have lost many lives in South Sudan and the killing is still continuing in the country. The SPLM Former Detainees were with Dr Riek Machar and his team to reformed the party as they mentioned last December and we the South Sudanese

  • Polls open in Egypt's presidential election

    May 26, 2014 8:26 AM 15

    More than 53 million voters are eligible to vote in the poll, amid opposition calls for nationwide boycott. Millions of Egyptians are due to elect their third president in as many years, in a race largely expected to be won by the country’s former army chief. The two-day vote, which began on Monday, pits retired field marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi , who enjoys

  • Sudan: Rebel Leader Machar Due to Visit Khartoum

    May 26, 2014 7:59 AM 14

    Khartoum — The leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition faction, Riek Machar, is expected to arrive in Khartoum within the coming week as part of a tour of East African countries, Sudanese sources have revealed.he rebel leader has been staying in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, since 9 May where he signed a roadmap peace

  • California gunman, Elliot Rodger, email sent parents racing to stop killing spree

    May 26, 2014 7:48 AM 35

    Reuters | Santa Barbara | Updated: May 26 2014, 11:56 IST A man, suspected to be Elliot Rodger, son of Peter Rodger who was asst director in movie Hunger Games, killed six people in a California college town, but just before going on rampage, he emailed his deadly plans, sending his parents racing to try to stop him and leaving a family friend wondering

  • Ukraine crisis: Flights halted at Donetsk airport

    May 26, 2014 7:35 AM 19

    Flights have been suspended at the airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk following an intervention by armed separatists, officials said. Several dozen men had arrived in the early hours and demanded Ukrainian troops withdraw from the airport, they said. The incident came as Ukraine awaited results from its presidential election

  • Pope calls for peace, visits Muslim, Jewish sites  

    May 26, 2014 7:28 AM 13

    Published on May 26, 2014 by pmnews   ·   No Comments JERUSALEM, (AFP) – Pope Francis called for Christians, Jews and Muslims to work together for peace as he toured holy sites in Jerusalem on Monday, the final day of his Middle East pilgrimage. On an early-morning tour of key sacred places in the walled Old City, the 77-year-old pontiff first visited

  • Thai junta releases former Premier, protest leaders

    May 26, 2014 7:18 AM 14

    Thailand’s junta released former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and 11 leaders of the protest movement that rocked Bangkok for seven months before being terminated by last week’s coup d’etat, reports said on Monday. Ms. Yingluck was released late Sunday after two days in detention, the junta-controlled National News Bureau of Thailand said. Suthep