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Main Thai insurgent group renews conditional peace talks offer

Apr 10 2017

BANGKOK One of the main separatist groups fighting an insurgency in Southern Thailand on Monday renewed a conditional offer to enter peace talks with the government.

The power struggle behind Thailand's temple row

Feb 26 2017

BANGKOK A stand-off between security forces and monks at Thailand's biggest temple has exposed a struggle as much about power as religion in the predominantly Buddhist country, where the junta has shut down dissent since a 2014 coup.

Ranieri's Leicester departure leaves Thailand unmoved

Feb 24 2017

The dismissal of Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri has caused barely a ripple in Thailand, where even last season's stunning Premier League title triumph for a locally-owned team failed to break traditional club loyalties.

Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monk

Feb 21 2017

BANGKOK Monks and police scuffled on Monday at a Buddhist temple in Thailand where security forces are trying to arrest an influential former abbot on money-laundering charges.

Worshippers defy Thai police at Buddhist temple

Feb 19 2017

BANGKOK Thousands of followers of Thailand's biggest Buddhist temple Buddhist temple defied orders to leave its grounds on Sunday to enable police to seek out their former abbot, who is accused of money laundering.

U.S. to send most senior officer to Thailand since 2014 coup

Jan 25 2017

BANGKOK The highest ranking U.S. officer to visit Thailand since a 2014 coup will attend a military exercise next month in what the Thai army hailed on Wednesday as a sign of improving relations.

Climate change 'threatens Thai fight against illegal fishing'

Nov 28 2016

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand Climate change threatens to undermine Thailand's efforts to combat illegal fishing and avoid a potential European Union ban on exports by the multi-billion dollar seafood industry, environmental groups say. | Video

Thailand bars entry to teenage HK activist 'at China's request'

Oct 05 2016

HONG KONG/BANGKOK Thailand on Wednesday barred entry to a Hong Kong student activist who helped organize pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled city in 2014, with a Thai newspaper saying he had been deported and "blacklisted" at China's request. | Video

Establishment Thai MPs plan military-backed party to keep junta chief as PM

Oct 04 2016

BANGKOK Pro-establishment lawmakers in Thailand said they plan to ensure junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha stays on as prime minister by fielding a proxy political party backed by the military in a general election planned for next year.

Thai PM defends rights record since coup ahead of U.N. visit

Sep 15 2016

BANGKOK Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday defended his country's rights record since he seized power in a 2014 coup, saying he acted to end months of political instability.

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