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Why Did the Head of the Thai Junta Smell a Sock?

Critics of the Thailand's military government have been detained for voicing their opinions. But that hasn't stopped people from making fun of a photo of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.

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Obama Makes Biggest Move Yet to Empty Guantanamo

The Pentagon transferred 15 detainees to the UAE in the single-largest move under the Obama administration. Little noticed: Six were cleared just this year.

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Turkey Touts ‘Positive Signals’ on Gulen Extradition

For weeks, senior Turkish officials have issued ominous threats and stern warnings to the United States if it fails to extradite Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based preacher whom Ankara accuses of masterminding last month’s attempted coup. But on Friday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu struck a noticeably upbeat tone.

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