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Thailand signals election could be delayed until May

Jun 25 2018

BANGKOK Thailand will hold a general election by May 5 next year, a deputy prime minister said on Monday, signaling the possibility of another delay of a vote that had tentatively been set for February.

Hundreds gather in Bangkok to issue ultimatum to military government

May 05 2018

BANGKOK Hundreds gathered at a Bangkok university on Saturday to deliver an ultimatum to Thailand's military government, the latest in a series of anti-government demonstrations that began earlier this year.

Thai PM now says election to be held no later than Feb 2019

Feb 27 2018

BANGKOK Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday said a general election he had promised to hold in November would take place "no later" than February 2019, the latest delay to anger critics of the government.

Hundreds gather at Bangkok's Democracy Monument to demand election

Feb 10 2018

BANGKOK Around four hundred people gathered at a monument to democracy in the Thai capital on Saturday to urge the military government not to delay a national election planned later this year, in one of the biggest anti-junta demonstrations since the military took power in 2014.

Thai vote faces delay after lawmakers amend election law

Jan 25 2018

BANGKOK A general election in Thailand scheduled to take place this year will be delayed possibly until early 2019, the country's deputy prime minister said, after military-appointed lawmakers voted to change an election law on Thursday.

Technicolor Thailand is back after a black-clad mourning year for late king

Oct 30 2017

BANGKOK Thailand officially ended a year of mourning for its late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Monday, marking a return to colors for some after a monotone year during which many wore black from head-to-toe out of respect for their revered monarch. | Video

Thai junta leader says fugitive former PM Yingluck is in Dubai

Sep 28 2017

BANGKOK The leader of Thailand's military junta said on Thursday that Yingluck Shinawatra, the prime minister he ousted three years ago, was in Dubai, where she fled last month to avoid being jailed over a rice subsidy scheme that lost billions of dollars.

Party of Thai former PM says will work for democracy and the people

Aug 29 2017

BANGKOK The political party of former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled into exile last week, said on Tuesday it would overcome the obstacles it faces and was committed to democracy and working for the good of the people.

Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck flees to Dubai: senior party members

Aug 26 2017

BANGKOK Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled to Dubai, senior members of her party said on Saturday, a day after she failed to show up for a negligence ruling in which she faced up to 10 years in prison. | Video

Thai junta suspends new labor law, extends deadline after exodus

Jul 05 2017

BANGKOK/MAHACHAI, Thailand Thailand's junta delayed on Tuesday parts of a new labor law aimed at regulating the foreign workforce after the decree sparked panic and prompted more than 60,000 foreign workers to flee from the country. | Video

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Truce calls mount as Israel-Palestinian conflict rages on

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel bombarded Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants resumed cross-border rocket fire on Tuesday after a brief overnight lull during which the U.N. sent a small fuel convoy into the enclave, where it says 52,000 people are now displaced.