A Thai policeman patrols at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, ...
Feb 17th, 2012
(AP) - A Thai policeman patrols at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. Thai police said Friday they are searching for two more suspects, including a possible explosives specialist, in a botched terror plot against Israeli diplomats that has been blamed on Iran. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) -
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Her eyes welling with tears, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government demonstrators to clear the streets and support a snap election, but defiant protest leaders called for her to step down within 24 hours. After weeks of sometimes violent street rallies, protesters re... [Full Article]
PARIS (AP) - France has long served as Africa's policeman, sending troops in regularly - and often meddling behind the scenes - to keep the peace and secure its interests on a continent where it was once a major colonial power. In more recent years, as it comes to terms with that colonial past, France has tried to forge a different, more equal... [Full Article]
By Ben Blanchard and Roberta Rampton BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China sent several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft into its new air defense zone over the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday, raising the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea. Japan and South Korea also flew military air... [Full Article]
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Only four months after a raging fire engulfed the arrivals terminal at Kenya's main airport, Kenya's president on Tuesday broke ground on new construction that officials hope will cement the country as East Africa's transportation leader. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
By Khettiya Jittapong BANGKOK (Reuters) - Protesters seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and install unelected leaders in a so-called "people's coup" will march across Bangkok on Monday, reigniting a political crisis in Southeast Asia's second-biggest economy. The march comes a day after Yingluck proposed a refe... [Full Article]