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Iranian terror suspect flees Thailand


February 15th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 15 (IANS) An Iranian who lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Thailand has been arrested along with a compatriot while a third Iranian managed to ... Read more...

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Thousands of anti-government protesters rally in Bangkok


January 24th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thousands of anti-government protesters rallied in Bangkok on Sunday, demanding the government to release their key leaders who were jailed in last year's crackdown, MCOT online news reported.

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Thai government extends state of emergency


July 6th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 6 (DPA) The Thai government extended its state of emergency in Bangkok and 18 other provinces Tuesday for three months on the recommendation of military officials. It decided to end the ... Read more...

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No reconciliation with terrorists: Thai PM


June 13th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 13 (DPA) Thailand's prime minister pledged Sunday to give a newly created commission full freedom to investigate recent political violence, while working to identify and prosecute "terrorists". "We are not ... Read more...

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U.S. State Department updates travel warning for Thailand


May 28th, 2010 - 4:42 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — The U.S. State Department on Thursday updated a travel warning for Thailand as political issues causing the demonstrations and violence have not been resolved. "Due to recent violence ... Read more...

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Thai opposition submits no-confidence motion against government


May 24th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 24 (DPA) Thailand's parliamentary opposition submitted a no-confidence motion against the government Monday for its suppression of a two-month protest that left at least 85 dead. The Puea Thai Party ... Read more...

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Order restored in Bangkok after clashes leave 53 dead (Lead)


May 21st, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 21 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva pledged to work for national reconciliation Friday after a week of mayhem devastated parts of Bangkok and left 53 people dead and ... Read more...

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Post-protest rampage in Bangkok leaves 16 dead


May 20th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 20 (DPA) Irate anti-government protesters set fire to at least 35 buildings in Bangkok in a violent rampage sparked by the government's crackdown on their demonstration that left up ... Read more...

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Forces storm Thai protest rally, leaders surrender (Fourth Lead)


May 19th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 19 (IANS) The nine-week anti-government bloody protest by Thailand's red shirts ended Wednesday after security forces stormed the outer barricades of a rally here. An Italian journalist was killed ... Read more...

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Thai protest rally ends as security forces move in (Third Lead)


May 19th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 19 (IANS) The nine-week anti-government bloody protest by Thailand's red shirts ended Wednesday with security forces smashing through the outer barriers of a Bangkok rally, forcing protest leaders to ... Read more...

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Thai red shirts end protest rally


May 19th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 19 (IANS) Thailand's red shirts Wednesday announced the end of their protest rally in Bangkok after armoured personnel carriers broke through the outer barriers of their protest site early in ... Read more...

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Thai troops attack protest site, foreign journalist killed


May 19th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 19 (DPA) An Italian journalist was shot dead Wednesday as armoured personnel carriers smashed through the outer barriers of an anti-government protest site in the heart of Bangkok in ... Read more...

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Three journalists shot, as Thai Army moves in with force to smash Red Shirts’ siege


May 19th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 19 (ANI): Gun battles broke out between the Thailand military and protesters inside the Red Shirts rally base in central Bangkok this morning. An Associated Press photographer has seen three foreign ... Read more...

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Thai troops advance on protest site, fire breaks out (Lead)


May 19th, 2010 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 19 (DPA) Hundreds of Thai troops, backed by armoured personnel carriers and water trucks, advanced on the southern section of an anti-government protest site Wednesday in the heart of ... Read more...

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Thai troops prepare for crackdown on protest site


May 19th, 2010 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 19 (DPA) Hundreds of Thai troops armed with M16s and shotguns moved on the southern section of an anti-government protest site Wednesday in the heart of Bangkok. The troops, deployed ... Read more...

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UN renews call for restraint in Thailand’s deadly demonstrations


May 18th, 2010 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday repeated his call for both sides in Thailand's deadly street demonstrations to show restraint as the toll rose to at least ... Read more...

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Thai troops face stubborn resistance as casualties mount


May 17th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 17 (DPA) Thai troops faced stubborn resistance from anti-government protesters in Bangkok and several northern provinces Monday as the death toll from four days of clashes in the capital ... Read more...

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U.S. State Department issues travel warning for Thailand


May 15th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The United States on Saturday issued a travel warning for Thailand as violence continues to grip the country's capital.The U.S. State Department warned U.S. citizens against traveling ... Read more...

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Thai prime minister warns of crackdown (Roundup)


May 15th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 15 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva warned Saturday of an imminent crackdown on an anti-government protest that has paralysed central Bangkok for more than a month, leading to ... Read more...

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10 killed in Bangkok violence


May 15th, 2010 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 15 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in the Thai capital Friday, officials said. About 110 people, including security personnel, were injured ... Read more...

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Thai troops block opposition convoy, shoot rubber bullets


April 28th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 28 (DPA) Thai troops Wednesday stopped a caravan of protesters heading from Bangkok to a neighbouring province by erecting road barriers and shooting rubber bullets. About a dozen people ... Read more...

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Thai PM ropes in Army Chief to quash Red Shirts’ challenge


April 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Apr 17 (ANI): Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has said that Army Chief General Anupong Paojinda would replace Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban as head of the Centre for the ... Read more...

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Thailand rejects US extradition request for ‘Merchant of Death’


August 11th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 11 (Xinhua) A Thai Court Tuesday rejected a US request to extradite Viktor Bout, a suspected Russian arms dealer dubbed "Merchant of Death", to face trial in the US. The ruling ... Read more...

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Thai Muslims want Dubai to expel ex-premier Thaksin


April 14th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 14 (DPA) The leader of a Muslim community in central Bangkok plans to ask the emir of Dubai to eject fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after his supporters ... Read more...

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Thai anti-government protest ends after military action (Lead)


April 14th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 14 (DPA) Anti-government protests that shut down a weekend summit meeting and ruined Bangkok's annual Buddhist New Year celebrations ended suddenly Tuesday after Thai army troops advanced on the ... Read more...

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Thai army clashes with anti-government protesters (Second Lead)


April 13th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 13 (DPA) Thai soldiers fired shots at protesters driving buses at them and used tear gas against demonstrators blocking a main road junction in Bangkok Monday in a major ... Read more...

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Thai army begins crackdown on anti-government protests


April 13th, 2009 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 13 (DPA) Thai soldiers fired shots in the air early Monday and used tear gas against protestors blocking a main road junction in Bangkok, witnesses said. The city health department ... Read more...

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Thai premier declares emergency, escapes mob attack (Roundup)


April 12th, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 12 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding provinces Sunday in a bid to quell anti-government protests that forced the cancellation ... Read more...

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Thai premier declares emergency, escapes mob attack (Second Lead)


April 12th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 12 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency in Bangkok Sunday to quell anti-government protests that forced the cancellation of a major Asian summit the ... Read more...

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Former Thai premier Thaksin sentenced to two years (Lead)


October 21st, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 21 (DPA) Thailand's Supreme Court Tuesday sentenced former premier Thaksin Shinawatra to two years in prison for abuse of power in allowing his wife to purchase a plot of land ... Read more...

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Judgement day for former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra


October 21st, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 21 (DPA) Thailand's Supreme Court was poised Tuesday to make a pivotal ruling for Thailand's political stability as it began reading its verdict in an abuse of power case involving ... Read more...

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Emergency declared in Bangkok


September 2nd, 2008 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 2 (Xinhua) Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej Tuesday announced a state of emergency here following violent clashes between pro and anti-government groups. The premier made the announcement at 7.00 a.m. ... Read more...

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Protesters seize state TV station in Thailand


August 26th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 26 (Xinhua) Anti-government protesters stormed into a state-run TV channel and forced it to halt broadcasting Tuesday, while a mass rally was assembling here to mount pressure on the Thai ... Read more...

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Protesters in Thailand ask Britain to refuse ex-premier asylum


August 19th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 19 (DPA) Thousands of Thai protesters marched on the British embassy here Tuesday to demand that Britain refuse asylum to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife, Pojaman, who ... Read more...

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Thailand to seek extradition of Thaksin Shinawatra from Britain


August 14th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): Thailand today confirmed that it will request the extradition of former Thai Prime Minister and owner of the Manchester City football club, Thaksin Shinawatra, from Britain, after ... Read more...

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