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Thai parliament approves bill which critics say will prolong military role

BANGKOK Thailand's parliament on Thursday approved national strategy legislation which critics say will ensure the military has a say in the country's politics for at least 20 years, long after a general election tentatively set for next year.

Thailand plans cyber network scrutiny, law to toughen online monitoring

BANGKOK Thailand aims to buy software to strengthen the military government's ability to track online networks and monitor online activity while planning a cyber law that will expand powers to pry into private communications.

World, Tech, Jun 19 2017

Roadside bombs kills six soldiers in south Thailand

PATTANI, Thailand A roadside bomb planted by suspected Muslim insurgents killed six Thai soldiers and wounded four on Monday in the southern province of Pattani, police said.

World, Jun 19 2017

Small explosive device wounds one in Thai capital: police

BANGKOK A small "ping pong" bomb hidden in a plastic bag exploded in Bangkok on Friday, wounding a street cleaner, police said, after a spate of small bombs in the Thai capital raised speculation about opposition to military rule.

World, Jun 16 2017

Thai junta seeks to force temples to open their finances

BANGKOK Thailand's military government will propose a law to force its tens of thousands of Buddhist temples to declare their finances, the head of the National Office of Buddhism told Reuters.

World, Jun 16 2017

Thailand arrests suspect in connection with Bangkok hospital bomb

BANGKOK Thai authorities have arrested a 62-year-old man in connection with a bomb attack at a military-owned hospital in Bangkok that wounded 24 people last month, the defense minister said on Thursday.

World, Jun 15 2017