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Thai opposition activist says training 'civilian warriors' to oust junta

BANGKOK An exiled Thai opposition activist has issued a defiant call to arms, saying he is training "civilian warriors" to oust the military government in an unusual show of opposition to the junta that took power in a 2014 coup.

Thailand to require biometric checks for pre-paid SIM cards in troubled south

BANGKOK Thailand's telecoms regulator said on Thursday anyone wanting to use or buy a pre-paid SIM card for a mobile phone in the deep south will have to have their fingerprints verified and face scanned to stop insurgents from using them to trigger bombs.

World, May 25 2017

Thailand reassures foreigners following Bangkok hospital attack

BANGKOK Thailand reassured the international community on Tuesday that it would increase security at sensitive locations a day after a bomb exploded at a hospital in the capital, Bangkok, wounding 24 people.

World, May 23 2017

Monday Morning Briefing

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Thailand extends web controls from composers of illicit content to viewers

BANGKOK Thai authorities are targeting not only those who post or share material considered insulting to the monarchy, but even those who look at it, police said on Monday, in an escalation in how Thailand deals with critics of the royal family.

World, Tech May 22 2017

Bangkok hospital bomb wounds 24, junta blames its opponents

BANGKOK A bomb at a hospital in the Thai capital wounded 24 people on Monday, the third anniversary of a 2014 military coup, the government said, with the army chief blaming groups opposed to the junta.

World, May 22 2017