• Tue, 09 Apr 2019 13:39
     Air strike halts Libya flights as thousands flee clashes
    Tripoli - Fighting raged around Tripoli and an air strike closed its only functioning airport Monday, as Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar defied international calls to halt his advance on the capital.
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  • Sun, 07 Apr 2019 01:00
    EU ministers pile pressure on Haftar to halt Libya offensive
    EU foreign ministers on Saturday upped pressure on Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to halt his offensive on Tripoli, urging the strongman to commit to a political solution.
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  • Sat, 06 Apr 2019 14:07
    Maldives ex-leader makes comeback in landmark vote
    The Maldives on Saturday held its first parliamentary election since former strongman leader Abdulla Yameen was forced to stand down, with his arch-rival expected to make a big comeback in the vote.
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  • Sun, 30 Dec 2018 01:00
    Cambodia strongman Hun Sen derides 'democracy' in fiery speech
    Cambodia's strongman leader Hun Sen lashed out at Western governments for pushing "democracy and human rights" on his country, capping off a tumultuous political year with a fiery speech on Saturday.
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  • Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:59
    Rajapakse bows out, ending Sri Lanka power struggle
    Sri Lanka's crisis looked over on Saturday as strongman Mahinda Rajapakse bowed out of a power battle that had crippled the strategically located island for seven weeks and sent it heading for a possible debt default.
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  • Thu, 22 Nov 2018 01:00
    Asean may be forced to choose between US, China: Hun Sen’s son
    Southeast Asian nations may soon have to “choose sides” between the US and China in their ongoing trade war, the political heir to Cambodia’s strongman ruler Hun Sen warned yesterday in rare public comments.
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  • Wed, 21 Nov 2018 18:29
    Asean may be forced to choose between US, China: Cambodia PM's son
    Bangkok - Southeast Asian nations may soon have to "choose sides" between the US and China in their ongoing trade war, the political heir to Cambodia's strongman ruler Hun Sen warned Wednesday in rare public comments.
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  • Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:37
    Cambodian strongman Hun Sen defends promoting sons
    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen lashed out at critics Thursday for questioning high-level appointments bestowed on the strongman's children, denying that the promotions were part of a strategy to "strengthen power".
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  • Mon, 29 Oct 2018 01:00
    Leader of free world Obama didn’t kowtow to strongman Hun Sen 
    Re: “Did the ‘liberal world order’ ever exist?”, Have Your Say, October 26.
    your say
  • Sat, 27 Oct 2018 08:55
    Sri Lanka plunges into crisis as president sacks PM
    President Maithripala Sirisena installed Sri Lanka's controversial former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse as the country's new prime minister Friday, in a shock move that plunged the island into an unprecedented constitutional crisis.
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  • Wed, 24 Oct 2018 01:00
    Vietnam's party chief Nguyen Phu Trong sworn in as the new President
    Vietnam lawmakers on Tuesday elected as president Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, the only candidate on the ballot, making him the most powerful man in the country where consensus leadership has traditionally kept strongman rule in check.
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:57
    Maldives opposition leader wins presidential poll
    Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives' presidential election, results showed Monday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen following a campaign observers said was rigged in the strongman's favour.
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  • Mon, 10 Sep 2018 07:01
    Cambodia opposition leader released from jail: lawyer
    Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha was released from jail early Monday a year after he was detained on treason charges, his lawyer said, as the country's strongman ruler loosens his grip on opponents after sweeping one-sided elections.
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  • Thu, 30 Aug 2018 01:00
    Cambodia’s strongman is freeing his political prisoners. Why?
    Activists and human rights campaigners in Cambodia have had a lot to celebrate in the past two weeks.
    opinion
  • Sun, 26 Aug 2018 01:00
    Cambodia king pardons jailed opposition lawmaker
    An outspoken Cambodian opposition lawmaker was pardoned by royal decree and released on Saturday, the first member of a now-dissolved political party to be freed a month after strongman premier Hun Sen won a virtually uncontested election.
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