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In fight for Marawi city, a painful window on war
by Todd Pitman - June 11, 2017 - 10:37am
From the third-story window of a barren government office building he now squats in as a refugee, Nasir Abdul is watching his city being destroyed.
In war-shaken Marawi City, civilians struggle to escape
by Todd Pitman - June 9, 2017 - 2:05am
It was during a lull in the fighting that Rohaina Salic first heard it, the bellow of a distant voice telling civilians trapped in the war-shaken city of Marawi they could finally emerge...
Thai army ruler named prime minister
by Todd Pitman - August 22, 2014 - 4:03am
Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will prolong his rule and bolster the...
Thai army ruler expected to become new premier
by Todd Pitman - August 21, 2014 - 8:43am
Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is poised to step out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a...
Cheer up, Thailand! Junta aims to return happiness
by Todd Pitman - June 8, 2014 - 4:41am
The military junta that seized power here last month has no plans to restore civilian rule any time soon. But it has launched an official campaign to bring back something else it says this divided nation desperately...
In junta-ruled Thailand, reading is now resistance
by Todd Pitman - June 1, 2014 - 6:08am
On yesterday evening in Bangkok, a week and a half after the army seized power in a coup, about a dozen people gathered in the middle of a busy, elevated walkway connecting several of the capital's most luxurious...
With martial law, Thai government nearly powerless
by Todd Pitman - May 22, 2014 - 11:23am
The question to Thailand's army chief was a basic one: After he declared martial law this week, would he be consulting the government? His response encapsulated the increasingly surreal nature of this Southeast Asian...
With martial law, Thai government nearly powerless
by Todd Pitman - May 22, 2014 - 6:06am
The question to Thailand's army chief was a basic one: After he declared martial law this week, would he be consulting the government? His response encapsulated the increasingly surreal nature of this Southeast Asian...
Thai elections peaceful, but crisis far from over
by Todd Pitman - February 3, 2014 - 4:05am
Thailand held nationwide elections without bloodshed yesterday despite widespread fears of violence. But the country's profound political crisis is far from over, and one of the next flash points is likely to be...
Thai prime minister struggles to stay in power
by Todd Pitman - January 19, 2014 - 3:12am
From inside her "war room" in a temporary office at the Defense Ministry, Thailand's beleaguered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is watching television feeds of flag-waving protesters trying to bring down her...
Thai prime minister struggles to stay in power
by Todd Pitman - January 18, 2014 - 2:52pm
From inside her "war room" in a temporary office at the Defense Ministry, Thailand's beleaguered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is watching television feeds of flag-waving protesters trying to...
Thai PM dissolves Parliament, calls elections
by Todd Pitman - December 9, 2013 - 10:30am
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Monday she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.
Basketball in the ruins: Signs of life amid misery reveal Pinoys' spirit
by Todd Pitman - November 20, 2013 - 8:32am
They found the hoop in the ruins of their obliterated neighborhood. They propped up the backboard with broken wood beams and rusty nails scavenged from vast mounds of storm-blasted homes.
3-day-old girl dies in storm-wrecked hospital
by Todd Pitman - November 17, 2013 - 4:00pm
All through her very short life, the parents had squeezed oxygen into her tiny body with a hand-held pump to keep her alive.
'Yolanda's storm surge like a bomb, earthquake'
by Todd Pitman - November 14, 2013 - 10:19am
Two days before the typhoon hit, officials rolled through this city with bullhorns, urging residents to get to higher ground or take refuge in evacuation centers. Warnings were broadcast on state television and...
In wrecked Tacloban chapel, 10 bodies, and a father's pain
by Todd Pitman - November 12, 2013 - 9:15am
There is no functioning morgue here, so people have been collecting the dead from Typhoon Haiyan and storing them where they can — in this case, St. Michael The Archangel Chapel.
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi shows pragmatism
by Todd Pitman - December 4, 2012 - 12:00am
For Aung San Suu Kyi the democracy activist, the 25-year struggle against Myanmar’s former army rulers was a largely black-and-white affair — a clear fight for freedom against one of the world’s...
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