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'The threat now is fake news': Thai army chief describes 'hybrid war'

Aug 09 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's army is fighting a "hybrid war" waged by enemies who are using "fake news" to turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy, the army chief said in a rare interview on Friday.

'Unholy alliance'? SE Asian authorities accused of trading exiled activists

Jun 21 2019

BANGKOK Three Thai policemen approached Vietnamese refugee Nguyen Van Chung at his home in Bangkok in January and asked him whether he was in touch with another Vietnamese man, Truong Duy Nhat, who had fled to Thailand.

Thai anti-junta leader says 'no giving up' on forming next government

May 15 2019

BANGKOK An alliance of Thai anti-junta parties is not giving up on forming the country's next government and blocking the ruling junta from retaining power following a disputed March election, a leader of a key member party said on Wednesday.

Three Thais accused of insulting king have disappeared: rights groups

May 10 2019

BANGKOK Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Friday, months after two exiled critics of the military and monarchy turned up dead.

Three Thais accused of insulting king have disappeared - rights groups

May 10 2019

BANGKOK, May 10 Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Friday, months after two exiled critics of the military and monarchy turned up dead.

Fake mews? Confusion over cat at Thai king's coronation ceremony

May 05 2019

BANGKOK Animal lovers in Thailand were thrown into confusion on Sunday over whether a Siamese cat presented to the newly crowned Thai king and his queen was a living feline - or not.

Fake mews? Confusion over cat at Thai king's coronation ceremony

May 05 2019

BANGKOK Animal lovers in Thailand were thrown into confusion on Sunday over whether a Siamese cat presented to the newly crowned Thai king and his queen was a living feline - or not.

Newly crowned Thai king carried through Bangkok in royal procession

May 05 2019

BANGKOK Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn visited Buddhist temples and greeted his subjects for the first time since his crowning in a royal procession around the old quarter of Bangkok on Sunday, as part of intricate coronation ceremonies held over three days.

Before raid, 'seasteaders' planned floating resort off Thailand

Apr 29 2019

BANGKOK The 6-metre (20 ft) wide floating cabin that was home to an American bitcoin trader and his Thai girlfriend was supposed to launch a village of buoy-based homes in international waters.

Thai central bank can afford to 'pause' on policy: governor

Apr 01 2019

BANGKOK The governor of the Bank of Thailand on Monday downplayed risks to the economy from the country's disputed recent election and asserted the central bank can afford to take a wait-and-see stance on monetary policy.

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