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News: Thailand

We have started to collect the most important news related to Thailand in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Thailand – overview

Thailand: news

Thai coup leaders hire PR firm

Monday, April 30th 2007, 14:03

The militarily-imposed government of Thailand hires a public relations firm to improve its image abroad.
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Protest in Thailand for BBC man

Monday, April 30th 2007, 9:12

Foreign journalists in Thailand are to hold a rally in support of Alan Johnston, the BBC's Gaza reporter abducted seven weeks ago.
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Bangkok hosts key climate summit

Monday, April 30th 2007, 8:27
related places: Bangkok

A major conference on what needs to be done to combat climate change opens in Thailand's capital, Bangkok.
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Thai monks rally on religion call

Wednesday, April 25th 2007, 14:02
related places: Bangkok

Hundreds of Thai monks lead nine elephants in a march on Bangkok calling for Buddhism to be the national religion.
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Draft of Thai constitution agreed

Wednesday, April 18th 2007, 16:32

A draft of a new constitution for post-coup Thailand has been agreed, and now faces a referendum.
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Thai flash-flood deaths reach 35

Sunday, April 15th 2007, 4:11

The death toll in a flash flood that swept away local holidaymakers in southern Thailand reaches 35.
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Thai king pardons Swiss man

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 16:58
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Thailand's revered king pardons a Swiss man who was jailed for 10 years for defacing images of him.
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Thai PM undergoes hospital tests

Monday, April 9th 2007, 16:39

Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont undergoes hospital checks, but officials deny he may resign.
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YouTube tries to resolve Thai ban

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 15:42

Video-sharing website YouTube offers to show Thailand how to block material that insults its king.
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More Thai king videos on YouTube

Friday, April 6th 2007, 6:06

Two more clips mocking Thailand's revered king appear on the video-sharing website YouTube.
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Thai conjoined twins separated

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 10:41

Conjoined twins born with connected livers and hearts have been successfully separated in "world first" surgery.
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Mosque attacked in south Thailand

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 6:09

A grenade has been thrown into a mosque in southern Thailand, injuring at least 14 people, police say.
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Thailand blocks YouTube access

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 23:24

Thailand's government bans access to the YouTube website over material critical of the country's king.
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Vietnam dissident wins reprieve

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 5:36
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A Thai court overturns a decision to extradite Ly Tong, who hijacked a plane to drop political leaflets over Vietnam.
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Thai PM sets post-coup vote date

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 14:27

Thai PM Surayud Chulanont announces that elections to restore democracy will be held in late December.
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Swiss man jailed for Thai insult

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 5:38
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss man who pleaded guilty to insulting the Thai king by spray-painting posters is jailed for 10 years.
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Thaksin wife charged in tax case

Monday, March 26th 2007, 8:44
related places: Bangkok

The wife of ousted Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is charged with tax evasion in a court in Bangkok.
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Bangkok's old airport back in use

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 4:40
related places: Bangkok

Bangkok's old airport reopens to ease congestion after problems at the airport intended to replace it.
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Thaksin faces lese majeste claims

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 12:17

Thai police recommend that former PM Thaksin Shinawatra is charged with three counts of insulting the king.
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Attack on Thai school kills three

Sunday, March 18th 2007, 12:21

At least three students are killed in an attack on an Islamic school in southern Thailand, police say.
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Nine killed in southern Thailand

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 15:13

Nine people are killed in southern Thailand after their minibus was ambushed by suspected Muslim militants.
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US drugs firm blacklists Thailand

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 12:17
related countries: United States United States

A major US drugs firm says it is to stop selling new drugs to Thailand in protest over its decision to break a patent.
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Swiss man admits Thai king insult

Monday, March 12th 2007, 8:02
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss man who drunkenly spray-painted portraits of the Thai king faces jail for insulting the monarch.
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Thailand TV station taken over

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 8:41

The Thai government says it will take over the only main independent TV station, for failing to pay unpaid fees.
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Thailand TV station taken over

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 8:41

The Thai government says it will take over the only main independent TV station, for failing to pay unpaid fees.
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Golf: Haig pips Wilson to Thai win

Sunday, March 4th 2007, 10:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South African Anton Haig beats compatriot Richard Sterne and England's Oliver Wilson in a play-off to win the Johnnie Walker Classic.
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Thailand's finance minister quits

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 7:02

Thai Finance Minister Pridiyathorn Devakula quits, blaming infighting in the military-backed government.
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New Thai economic adviser quits

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 17:09

A newly-appointed Thai economics chief resigns after protests over his links to the former prime minister.
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Thailand PM holds security talks

Monday, February 19th 2007, 11:29

Thailand's PM holds a security meeting after a string of bombs kills at least seven people in the restive south.
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Thailand's police chief dismissed

Monday, February 5th 2007, 13:54

Thailand's police chief is sacked by the military-backed government, amid criticism of a bombings inquiry.
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Thailand's airport chief resigns

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 6:23
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's airport authority chief quits amid mounting pressure over the failings of Bangkok's new airport.
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Thailand halts Hmong repatriation

Tuesday, January 30th 2007, 21:36
related countries: Laos Laos

Thailand stops forced return of Hmong refugees to Laos after Western countries agree to take them.
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Thailand backs patent drug copies

Monday, January 29th 2007, 15:54

Thailand approves production of cheap versions of patented anti-Aids and heart drugs, angering manufacturers.
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Thai airport hit by runway cracks

Monday, January 29th 2007, 11:44
related places: Bangkok

Some flights are to be transferred from Bangkok's new airport so cracks in the runway can be repaired.
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Thailand partly lifts martial law

Friday, January 26th 2007, 14:09
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's government lifts martial law in Bangkok and 41 provinces, two months after the measure was authorised.
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