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Thai election agency seeks dissolution of party that nominated princess

Feb 13 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's election commission said on Wednesday it is seeking the disqualification of a party that nominated a princess for prime minister, in what would be a set-back for the opposition loyal to ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Thai election panel disqualifies princess as PM candidate

Feb 11 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's election panel on Monday disqualified the sister of the king from running for prime minister, putting an end to a stunning, short-lived candidacy by echoing King Maha Vajiralongkorn's words that royalty should be "above politics". | Video

'He is a free man': Thailand releases refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped

Feb 11 2019

BANGKOK Thailand on Monday freed a jailed refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition, and immigration officials said he was immediately driven to the airport.

Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM

Feb 09 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday moved to block his elder sister's surprise bid to run for prime minister in March, calling her candidacy for a populist opposition party "inappropriate" and unconstitutional. | Video

Thailand to investigate disappearance of Vietnamese asylum-seeker

Feb 08 2019

BANGKOK Thailand will investigate the disappearance of a dissident Vietnamese journalist after a rights group said he may have been abducted from Bangkok where he applied for U.N. refugee status, a senior immigration official said on Thursday.

Thailand blames Australia for arrest of refugee Bahraini footballer

Feb 06 2019

BANGKOK Thailand defended on Wednesday its arrest of a Bahraini footballer with refugee status in Australia, saying officials only detained him because Australian authorities sent an Interpol "red notice" after he boarded a plane to Bangkok.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Thailand says Australia to blame for arrest of refugee Bahraini footballer

Feb 06 2019

BANGKOK, Feb 6 Thailand defended on Wednesday its arrest of a Bahraini footballer with refugee status in Australia, saying officials only detained him because Australian authorities sent an Interpol "red notice" after he boarded a plane to Bangkok.

Thailand says Australia to blame for arrest of refugee Bahraini footballer

Feb 06 2019

BANGKOK Thailand defended on Wednesday its arrest of a Bahraini footballer with refugee status in Australia, saying officials only detained him because Australian authorities sent an Interpol "red notice" after he boarded a plane to Bangkok.

Thailand blames Australia for arrest of refugee Bahraini footballer

Feb 06 2019

BANGKOK, Feb 6 Thailand defended on Wednesday its arrest of a Bahraini footballer with refugee status in Australia, saying officials only detained him because Australian authorities sent an Interpol "red notice" after he boarded a plane to Bangkok.

From coup-maker to candidate? Thai junta chief mulls election run

Feb 05 2019

BANGKOK Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha is known for losing his temper in public, but recently he has displayed a softer side amid speculation he may run for office in the first elections since the army seized power in 2014.

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