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Thai police link beach-town bombings to Muslim insurgency


BANGKOK Thai police identified on Monday a third suspect wanted in connection with a wave of bombs in tourist towns this month that killed four people and for the first time linked the attacks to Muslim separatists operating in the far south.

Thailand frees prominent activist over royal insult

BANGKOK Thailand has freed a political activist after eight years in jail for insulting the country's widely revered monarchy under its draconian royal defamation laws.

World, Aug 27 2016

Second victim of Thai coastal town bombings dies

BANGKOK A second person has died from injuries sustained when two bombs exploded earlier this week at a hotel in Thailand's southern coastal town of Pattani, officials said on Friday.

World, Aug 26 2016

Thai junta rules out link between latest bombs and tourist-town attacks

BANGKOK Thailand's military government said on Wednesday there was no connection between two bombings overnight that killed one person in the southern town of Pattani and a wave of deadly attacks on tourist spots this month. | Video

World, Aug 25 2016

Thailand's junta suspends Bangkok governor pending graft probes

BANGKOK Thailand's military government suspended the governor of Bangkok, the country's most senior elected official, on Thursday while the country's attorney general investigates allegations of corruption and misuse of city funds.

World, Aug 25 2016

Thai military court accepts case against 'Facebook Eight'

BANGKOK A Thai military court accepted a case on Tuesday against eight people charged with ridiculing junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha on Facebook, extending a crackdown against dissent after Thais voted earlier this month to accept a military-backed charter.

World, Aug 23 2016