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Demonstration delays launch of new Thai cabinet


December 29th, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 29 (DPA) Thousands of anti-government demonstrators Monday delayed the launch of Thailand's new cabinet by surrounding parliament building in Bangkok, barring legislators from entering the premises in the morning.Thailand's new ... Read more...

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Thai protestors prepare for siege of Parliament


December 28th, 2008 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 28 (DPA) Thousands of anti-government protestors gathered at Bangkok's "Royal Grounds" Sunday as others erected barricades outside parliament in preparation for a major demonstration this week aimed at toppling the ... Read more...

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Thai opposition says it can form government


December 7th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Dec.7 (ANI): Thailand''s main opposition Democratic Party has said that it can form a government with members of the ruling coalition that collapsed this week. The move could end up freezing ... Read more...

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Thai PM dismissed from office after weeks of protests


December 3rd, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Dec.3 (ANI): Thailand''s ruling Peoples Power Party has been dissolved and Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat has been dismissed from office by a court ruling on Tuesday after weeks of protests. ... Read more...

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Protestors lift siege of Bangkok airports (Second lead)


December 2nd, 2008 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 2 (DPA) Anti-government protestors Tuesday agreed to lift their week-long occupation of Bangkok's two airports after a Thai court effectively removed the ruling government, achieving their objective of toppling the ... Read more...

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Court bans Thai PM from office for five years


December 2nd, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Dec.2 (ANI): A court in Thailand has dissolved the ruling People Power Party and banned Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat from office for five years. "As the court decided to dissolve ... Read more...

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Thai PM says he accepts court ban on him, his party (Lead)


December 2nd, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 2 (Xinhua) Thailand's Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat said Tuesday he accepted the ruling by the constitutional court banning him from politics for five years and dissolving his party for electoral ... Read more...

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Thai protestors to lift siege of Government House


December 1st, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 1 (DPA) Anti-government protestors in Thailand decided Monday to end their three-month occupation of the prime minister's office, but remained in place at Bangkok's two airports which they have shut ... Read more...

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Thailand mulls postponing Asean summit due to political turmoil


November 30th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 30 (DPA) Thailand, reeling under its worst political crisis in decades, is expected to postpone hosting the 14th summit of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) scheduled for mid-December, ... Read more...

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Thai premier ready to talk with protest leaders


November 29th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 29 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat said Saturday that he was willing to talk with protest leaders holding Bangkok's two airports hostage in their bid to topple his government ... Read more...

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Heavily armed police, troops deployed at Thai airports (Lead)


November 28th, 2008 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 28 (Xinhua) The Thai government, besieged by massive protests demanding its resignation, deployed heavily armed police contingents Friday evening at Suvarnahbhumi International Airport taken over by protesters.Armoured military vehicles were ... Read more...

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Thai police chief removed


November 28th, 2008 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 28 (Xinhua) The Thai government, facing massive opposition protest, Friday removed the country's police chief from his post and shifted him to a relatively unimportant position.Prateep Tanprasert has taken over ... Read more...

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Thai government considering emergency rule following protests


November 27th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Nov.27 (ANI): Thailand''s government said on Thursday that it is considering imposing emergency rule to restore order after opposition demonstrations became more violent and protesters shut down a second Bangkok ... Read more...

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Thai PM returns, says he won’t resign (Third Lead)


November 26th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 26 (Xinhua) Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat returned Wednesday evening to the country from a summit meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) in Peru amid intense protest by ... Read more...

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Thai army chief asks PM to step down (Second lead)


November 26th, 2008 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 26 (Xinhua) Thai Army chief Anupong Paochinda Wednesday urged Prime Minister Somchai Wonsawat to dissolve parliament in the wake of massive demonstrations by opposition People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) demanding ... Read more...

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Thai army chief asks PM to dissolve parliament (Lead)


November 26th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 26 (Xinhua) Thai Army Chief Anupong Paochinda Wednesday urged Prime Minister Somchai Wonsawat to dissolve parliament in the wake of massive protest of the opposition People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) ... Read more...

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Thai Army Chief urges PM to dissolve parliament


November 26th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 26 (Xinhua) Thai Army Chief Anupong Paojinda Wednesday urged Prime Minister Somchai Wonsawat to dissolve parliament and call for new elections in the wake of massive protests by the People's ... Read more...

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BIMSTEC Foreign Ministers preparing greater trade, connectivity agenda ahead of summit


November 12th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.12 (ANI): Foreign Ministers of the seven member countries of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) are currently meeting in the Indian capital ... Read more...

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Human rights committee to conclude report on October 7th incident next week


October 31st, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
A Special Committee for Human Rights investigating the October 7th incident reveals that it will conclude its report within next week after recieving testimony from the Prime Minister.Member of the National Human ... Read more...

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World’s longest tunnel aquarium opens in Thailand


October 26th, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 26 (Xinhua) The world's longest tunnel aquarium in north Thailand's Chiang Mai city opened Sunday. The Chiang Mai Zoo's aquarium, spread over an area of 1.6 hectare, has freshwater and ... Read more...

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Asean countries, neighbours vow joint efforts on financial crisis


October 24th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (DPA) Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and its three neighbours have promised joint efforts to combat the global financial crisis and maintain regional economic stability.Chinese ... Read more...

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Former Thai premier Samak resigns as party head


September 30th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 30 (Xinhua) Thailand's former prime minister Samak Sundaravej Tuesday resigned as the leader of the ruling People Power Party (PPP), a party source said.Samak, who was ordered to leave the ... Read more...

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Thai caretaker government to nominate Somchai as PM


September 16th, 2008 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 16 (Xinhua) Thailand's six political parties Tuesday announced to retain their alliance in forming a new government and nominate acting prime minister Somchai Wongsawat as the country's premier in Wednesday's ... Read more...

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Thai Parliament postpones vote on next premier


September 12th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 12 (DPA) Thailand's parliament Friday postponed a vote on a new prime minister after a court sacked premier Samak Sundaravej this week for moonlighting as a television cooking show host.Samak ... Read more...

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