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Marchers demand Thai PM step down

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 9:31

Supporters of ousted Thai leader Thaksin Shinawatra take to the streets to urge the current government to quit.
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Thailand frees Australian writer

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 4:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Harry Nicolaides, an Australian writer jailed in Thailand for defaming its monarch, is pardoned and set free.
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Drugs war

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 16:05

Could Afghanistan learn a lesson from Thai success?
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Thai colonel defends expulsions

Friday, February 13th 2009, 16:12

The Thai military officer at the centre of controversy surrounding the expulsion of Rohingya asylum-seekers defends his role.
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Jolie concern at Rohingya plight

Friday, February 6th 2009, 8:57
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

US film star Angelina Jolie speaks out on behalf of Rohingya boat people, while visiting a refugee camp on the Thai-Burmese border.
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Thai website to protect the king

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 11:15

The Thai government has set up a special website urging people to inform on anyone criticising the country's revered king.
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Burma rejects boat-people claims

Friday, January 30th 2009, 10:59
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma says Rohingya migrants arriving in Thailand cannot be from its shores as they are not a recognised ethnic group there.
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UN urges Thailand refugee inquiry

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 9:47
related countries: Burma Burma

The UN's refugee agency urges a thorough investigation into claims that the Thai military mistreated hundreds of Burmese migrants.
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Thailand bans the Economist

Monday, January 26th 2009, 13:58

The latest edition of the Economist magazine is banned in Thailand, apparently because of its coverage of the monarchy.
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Rocky start

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 15:15

No honeymoon for new Thai PM in first month in power
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Thai detainees 'sent back to sea'

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 9:16
related countries: Burma Burma

Thailand admits it has sent 126 Burmese asylum-seekers back out to sea, amid a scandal over its treatment of immigrants.
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Thailand defies UN over migrants

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 9:16
related countries: Burma Burma

Thailand admits it has sent scores more asylum-seekers back out to sea, having ignored a UN request for information.
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UN awaits Thai reply on migrants

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 6:33
related countries: Burma Burma

The UN awaits a Thai response on the fate of 126 Burmese migrants, amid claims previous groups were cast adrift at sea.
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Pardon bid for Australian author

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 8:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia asks Thailand for a royal pardon of author Harry Nicolaides, jailed for three years for insulting the monarchy.
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Rohingya migrants want to return

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 6:46
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Burma Burma, India India

Migrants rescued by India as they tried to reach Thailand from Bangladesh and Burma say they want to return home.
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Writer jailed for 'insulting' Thai royals

Monday, January 19th 2009, 10:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian writer Harry Nicolaides is jailed for three years after being found guilty of insulting the Thai monarchy in his novel.
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Thailand to tackle migrant claims

Monday, January 19th 2009, 9:59
related countries: Burma Burma

Thailand investigates claims that Burmese migrants were sent to their death at sea, as Indian media report hundreds of deaths.
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Cast off

Saturday, January 17th 2009, 0:35

How Thai officials left migrants to drift to their death
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Andaman ordeal

Friday, January 16th 2009, 14:10

Boat survivor's accusations of Thai military treatment
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Thais hold more migrants amid row

Friday, January 16th 2009, 14:03
related countries: Burma Burma

The Thai military takes into custody more Burmese refugees, amid accusations they cast previous groups adrift at sea.
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Thais 'leave boat people to die'

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 14:48
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Burma Burma

Illegal migrants from Bangladesh and Burma say Thai soldiers tied their hands and forced them back to sea on boats without engines.
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Thai troops 'torturing in south'

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 9:13

Thai troops are engaged in "systematic" torture as they combat an insurgency in the south, Amnesty says.
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Warrants issued over Bangkok fire

Monday, January 12th 2009, 14:26
related places: Bangkok

Bangkok police issue arrest warrants for two owners of the club which burned down on New Year's Eve, killing 64 people.
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Elections strengthen new Thai PM

Monday, January 12th 2009, 3:53

Results from 29 by-elections in Thailand show new PM Abhisit Vejjajiva's government wins 20 seats, strengthening his coalition.
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Key election test for new Thai PM

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 19:21

By-elections are held in Thailand for 29 parliamentary seats, a first public test for the country's new government.
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Thais block 'anti-royal' websites

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 10:59

The Thai government blocks thousands of websites deemed to be offensive to the revered monarchy.
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Thai blaze club boss faces charge

Sunday, January 4th 2009, 14:59
related places: Bangkok

Police say they will charge the owner of a Bangkok nightclub where a fire killed 62 people celebrating New Year's Eve.
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Thai police seek club blaze clues

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 13:30
related places: Bangkok

Police investigate the cause of a fire in a Bangkok nightclub that killed 59 people, amid reports that fireworks were to blame.
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New year tragedy

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 15:42
related places: Bangkok

Bangkok nightclub fire highlights need for improved safety
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Burma frees North Korean refugees

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 11:24
related countries: Burma Burma, North Korea North Korea

Burma releases 19 North Korean refugees at the border with Thailand, a South Korean diplomat says.
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Dozens die in Bangkok nightclub

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 23:39
related places: Bangkok

At least 59 people have been killed and dozens injured in a fire in a nightclub in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, police say.
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Thai PM switches venue for speech

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 9:56

New Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva makes his opening speech to MPs, after protesters force a change of venue.
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Thai PM speech off amid protests

Monday, December 29th 2008, 11:01

Anti-government protests force new Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to put off his opening speech to parliament to Tuesday.
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Thousands join pro-Thaksin rally

Sunday, December 28th 2008, 15:37
related places: Bangkok

Thousands of supporters of Thailand's exiled ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra protest in Bangkok, calling for fresh elections.
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Arms dealer hearing delayed again

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 6:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bangkok

Alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout takes the stand as a three-day hearing into his possible US extradition opens in Bangkok.
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Thailand's new cabinet sworn in

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 13:58
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's king swears in the new cabinet, with an appeal for peace and order following months of anti-government protests.
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Thai PM rules out cabinet deals

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 17:50

New Thai leader Abhisit Vejjajiva says the quality of his cabinet will not be compromised by bargaining with coalition partners.
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Thai king endorses new PM Abhisit

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 12:08

The Thai king endorses parliament's choice of new PM Abhisit Vejjajiva, amid an ongoing political crisis.
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Thai talks to decide new cabinet

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 12:45

The man set to become Thailand's new PM leads talks to decide a new cabinet, as police guard against more protests.
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What next for Thailand?

Monday, December 15th 2008, 10:49

After months of turmoil, Thailand has a new leader. Will the appointment end the political unrest?
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Thai opposition head to be new PM

Monday, December 15th 2008, 8:58

Opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva wins a vote to be Thailand's new prime minister, potentially ending months of political turmoil.
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