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Thailand arrests senior monks in temple raids to clean up Buddhism


BANGKOK Thai police raided four Buddhist temples on Thursday, arresting several prominent monks and worshippers in the year's biggest such operation amid a crackdown on illegal financial dealings by temples.

Thai court frees leaders of coup anniversary protest on bail

BANGKOK A Thai court on Thursday freed on bail a group of activists who led a protest in Bangkok on the anniversary of a 2014 coup, forbidding them from holding another illegal protest, the group's lawyer said.

World, United Nations, 7:03am EDT

Thai protest leaders surrender as pro-democracy march disperses

BANGKOK Eight Thai pro-democracy protest leaders surrendered to police on Tuesday after police blocked a march held on the anniversary of a 2014 coup in their demand for early elections.

World, May 22 2018

Thai police declare no-go zones for anti-junta march

BANGKOK Thai police declared Bangkok's Government House and surrounding streets a no-go zone for Tuesday's planned opposition march marking four years since a May 22, 2014, coup, warning protesters not to defy a junta ban on public gatherings.

World, May 21 2018

Multiple bomb attacks hit Thailand's deep south, injure three people

BANGKOK Multiple bomb attacks by suspected separatist insurgents injured at least three people in Thailand's far south on Sunday, the military said.

World, May 20 2018

Thailand's junta targets opposition for criticizing election delays

BANGKOK Thailand's military government has accused opposition members of flouting a ban on political activity, among other charges, after they criticized it for reneging on promises to restore democracy and protect basic rights, police said on Friday.

World, May 18 2018