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Cambodia and Thailand agree to remove troops from disputed border


September 16th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by BNO News
PHNOM PENH (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand and Cambodia on Thursday agreed to remove their troops from a disputed area on their common border, officials said on Friday.The prime ministers of both countries ... Read more...

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At least 1,500 Cambodian troops leave disputed border with Thailand


September 1st, 2011 - 1:36 am ICT by BNO News
PHNOM PENH (BNO NEWS) -- Cambodia withdrew approximately 1,500 troops from the disputed border area with Thailand on Wednesday as the two neighboring countries' military tension have eased since July, one official ... Read more...

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Obama congratulates Thailand’s first female prime minister


August 14th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday congratulated Thailand's first female prime minister on her election and the Thai people on the "success of the democratic process," the White ... Read more...

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Thaksin’s sister set to be Thai PM


July 3rd, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's sister Yingluck Shinawatra is set to occupy the post, with incumbent Abhisit Vejjajiva conceding defeat in the general ... Read more...

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Thai ‘Red Shirts’ commemorate first anniversary of deadly attack


April 11th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thousands of anti-government "Red Shirts" on Sunday held a mass rally in the Thai capital to commemorate the first anniversary of a deadly clash with security troops, MCOT ... Read more...

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Terrorism charges against me politically motivated: Shinawatra


May 27th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has described the terrorism charges inflicted upon him as politically motivated and denied stirring up the violence by anti-government protestors in ... Read more...

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No end in sight to Thai government- Red Shirts standoff in bloody Bangkok


May 18th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 18 (ANI): The standoff between Thai security forces and Red Shirt protestors continued with the government firmly refusing to recall troops or hold further talks until the rally ended. The breakdown ... 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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Barricades set up as Thai Army battles protesters


May 16th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 16 (DPA) Thai soldiers battled urban guerrillas in the heart of Bangkok Sunday as tyres burned and new barricades were erected in defiance of government orders to disperse. Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Curfew to be imposed as 24 killed in Thailand protest


May 16th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 16 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced Sunday that schools would be shut and a curfew imposed in Bangkok as the death toll from three days of urban ... Read more...

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Thaksin denies rumors of death due to cancer


April 26th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Apr 26 (ANI): Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who has been living in self-exile, has denied rumors circulating on Internet that he is dead.Rumours about Thaksin's death have been sweeping ... Read more...

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19 more dead, 800 injured in Thai political violence


April 11th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok (Thailand), Apr.11 (ANI): Fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has said that he is quite traumatised by the violent confrontations between his Red Shirt supporters and Thai soldiers on Saturday. The ... Read more...

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Thai opposition supporter arrested for possessing bombs and guns


November 26th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 26 (DPA) An alleged member of Thailand's opposition movement was arrested Thursday after police reportedly found 6,000 small bombs and eight guns in his house in Chiang Mai ahead ... Read more...

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Cambodia appoints former Thai PM as advisor


November 4th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, Nov 4 (IANS) Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was appointed as economic advisor to the Cambodian government, officials said Wednesday. He will also be a private advisor to Prime Minister ... 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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Thailand’s opposition Red Shirts end standoff, two leaders surrender


April 14th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok (Thailand), Apr.14 (ANI): Thailand's opposition United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), which is also known as the `Red Shirt', has ended its standoff outside Government House here against the ... 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 protesters clash with residents, two killed


April 13th, 2009 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 13 (DPA) Two men were killed in the Thai capital after anti-government protesters clashed with residents near their main rally site Monday night, according to reports and officials. As ... 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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Thailand to arrest ASEAN summit agitators


April 12th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Apr. 12 (ANI): Beleaguered Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has tipped off legal action against protesters who forced the cancellation of the ASEAN summit.Vejjajiva claimed that the protesters' drive ... Read more...

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ASEAN summit cancelled after protests in Thailand (Lead)


April 11th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Pattaya (Thailand), April 11 (DPA) Thai officials cancelled a summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Saturday after anti-government protesters broke into the summit venue at Pattaya, a ... Read more...

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Thai anti-government protesters threaten to mob ASEAN summit


April 9th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 9 (DPA) Anti-government demonstrators in Bangkok threatened Thursday to descend on this weekend's summit of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) unless the Thai administration resigns. ASEAN leaders are ... Read more...

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Plot to assassinate Thai royal adviser uncovered


April 8th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 8 (DPA) Thai police have arrested three men who they claim were plotting to assassinate an adviser to King Bhumibol Adulyadej at a time of rising political tension in ... Read more...

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New Thai cabinet sidesteps protests for fresh start (Lead)


December 30th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 30 (DPA) Thailand's new cabinet launched its administration Tuesday at the foreign ministry, where legislators were forced to gather after parliament was surrounded by anti-government protestors.Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was ... Read more...

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Besieged Thai government shifts venue


December 30th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 30 (DPA) Thailand's besieged cabinet Tuesday shifted the venue for delivering its policy statement from Parliament Building, which is surrounded by anti-government protestors, to the foreign ministry, in an effort ... Read more...

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Thousands rally to support fugitive former Thai premier


December 13th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 13 (DPA) Thousands of Thais sporting red shirts gathered Saturday at the Suphachalasai Stadium in in the capital to show their support for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who ... Read more...

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Anti-government Thai protestors leave airports after week-long closures


December 3rd, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 3 (DPA) Thousands of anti-government protestors ended their occupation of Bangkok's two airports Wednesday, ending a week-long siege that crippled the country's tourism and exports sectors.The People's Alliance for Democracy ... Read more...

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Thai opposition leader urges supporters to secure Government House, airport


November 29th, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Nov 29 (ANI): People''s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) party leader Sondhi Limthongkul on Saturday said that he would ''fight to the death'' to defend ASTV, and urged his supporters to ... Read more...

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Bangkok awaits airport crackdown amid coup rumours


November 28th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 28 (DPA) The police held an emergency meeting Friday at the defence ministry after being given the job of clearing Don Mueang Airport of anti-government protestors who have cut off ... Read more...

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City’s record bid to sign Buffon


November 22nd, 2008 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Manchester City's new owners Abu Dhabi United Group is attempting a world-record $74 million bid to sign Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.A delegation from club travelled to Turin this ... Read more...

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Where will the ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra go next?


November 12th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Britain's decision to revoke the visas of ousted the former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife but will not affect the bilateral relations between Thailand and Britain. Since, it is considered ... Read more...

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Britain revokes visa for former Thai premier


November 8th, 2008 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 8(DPA) Britain has revoked tourist visas for fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Pojaman, media reports here said Saturday.Thai newspapers claimed a cancellation notification was sent ... Read more...

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South-East Asian countries seek economic integration


November 7th, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Nov 7 (DPA) The global financial crisis might bring economic benefits for countries in South-East Asia, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Friday at a regional summit in Hanoi."The rich ... Read more...

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Thai-Cambodian border quiet as two sides meet


October 16th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 16 (DPA) The Thai government Thursday rebuffed a Cambodian claim that it was an unreliable and biased chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) as the two sides ... Read more...

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Manchester City world’s richest football club after Arab buyout


September 2nd, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Manchester City's only distinction in British football is its long-term tenancy at the lower end of the league tables. But that has not stopped one of the richest ... Read more...

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