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Key southern Thailand insurgent group says current talks doomed

Thailand's junta needs to show greater flexibility in talks with Malay Muslim insurgents to bring on board the main rebel group that is still fighting and end decades of bloodshed, a senior group member told Reuters.

Thai junta tells Japan investors $45-billion development plan to go ahead

BANGKOK A $45-billion plan to redevelop Thailand's industrial east will go ahead regardless of whoever takes power after elections, the military government told hundreds of Japanese investors on Monday.

World, Japan, Sep 11 2017

Malaysia says foils hijacking of Thai tanker, 10 pirates arrested

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities thwarted the hijacking of a Thai oil tanker on Thursday and arrested 10 suspected Indonesian pirates on board the ship, a maritime security agency commander said.

World, Indonesia, Sep 07 2017

Thai university removes student leader for defying royalist tradition

BANGKOK Thailand's prestigious Chulalongkorn University has removed the head of its student council, a vocal critic of military rule, after he was accused of disrupting a royalist initiation ceremony.

World, Sep 01 2017

Thailand approves $2.2 billion in help for rice farmers

BANGKOK Thailand's government on Friday announced $2.2 billion in loans and handouts to help stabilize prices for rice farmers, a politically influential group whose heartland is in regions where opposition to the military junta is strongest.

World, Sep 01 2017

Thai court dismisses case against former PM over bloody 2010 crackdown

BANGKOK Thailand's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a case against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva for ordering a deadly crackdown on demonstrators protesting against his government in 2010.

World, Aug 31 2017