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Thai junta shoots down proposal to slash defence spending

Bangkok - Thailand's junta defended its $7 billion defence budget and annual draft on Monday after political opponents proposed slashing military spending by 10 percent and ending conscription after elections.

Thai court to hear case against party behind princess political bid

Bangkok - Thailand's constitutional court on Thursday said it would hear a case to dissolve the party which proposed a princess for prime minister, an ill-fated candidacy which threatens to sink the election strategy of the powerful Shinawatra clan.

Thai election commission moves to dissolve party linked to princess

Bangkok - Thailand's election commission on Wednesday asked the constitutional court to dissolve a party that proposed a princess as candidate for prime minister, a potentially serious blow to the political aspirations of the kingdom's powerful Shinawatra clan.

Thai party leader contrite after rebuke for princess' PM candidacy

Bangkok - A Thai political party leader expressed public contrition on Tuesday for selecting a princess as a candidate for prime minister, days after the move provoked a rebuke from her brother, King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Refugee footballer held in Thailand spared extradition to Bahrain

Bangkok - Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi will not be sent back to Bahrain after Thailand dropped extradition proceedings against him at the Gulf state's request, a prosecutor said Monday, ending a two-month detention ordeal that stirred global outcry.

Thai princess disqualified from list of candidates for PM

Bangkok - Thai Princess Ubolratana was on Monday formally disqualified for running for prime minister, ending her brief and ill-fated political union with a party allied to the powerful Shinawatra clan, just days after a stern royal command rebuking her candidac...

Thai junta chief decries coup conjecture as 'fake news'

Bangkok - Thailand's junta chief on Monday dismissed rumours of an impending coup as "fake news", as speculation ricocheted across a kingdom unsettled by the ill-fated political union between a princess and a party allied to the powerful Shinawatra clan.

Army-aligned party buoyed amid Thai political turmoil

Bangkok - Opponents of the Shinawatra political clan campaigned triumphantly in the Thai capital on Sunday, after a weekend of high political drama when a Thai princess' bid to be premier provoked a rare royal rebuke.

Thai princess bid for PM scuttled as party obeys royal command

Bangkok - Thai Princess Ubolratana's unprecedented attempt to become the country's next prime minister was abruptly nixed Saturday after her party agreed to comply with a command from the king opposing the plan.

Thai party to comply with royal order against princess PM candidacy: statement

Bangkok - A Thai political party will obey a command from the king blocking the candidacy of a princess for prime minister, it said in a statement Saturday, in a dramatic reversal only a day after putting her forward for the position.

Thai King lambasts 'highly inappropriate' move to make princess PM

Bangkok - Thailand's powerful King Maha Vajiralongkorn late Friday described an unprecedented move to make his older sister Princess Ubolratana prime minister as "highly inappropriate" and against "royal traditions".

Thai princess to run for PM -- against junta chief

Bangkok - A Thai princess will run for prime minister in upcoming elections, in a stunning twist that pits the high-profile royal against the chief of the ruling junta who had hoped to maintain his grip on politics.

Thai princess to run for PM with Shinawatra party

Bangkok - A Thai princess will stand as a candidate for prime minister in upcoming elections for a party run by the divisive Shinawatra political clan, a stunning twist that deals a blow to the ruling junta's hopes of maintaining its grip on politics.

'Don't send me to Bahrain': refugee footballer pleads in Bangkok

Bangkok - A refugee footballer fighting an extradition request appealed for his freedom Monday, pleading "please don't send me to Bahrain" as he arrived in shackles at a Bangkok court, which extended his detention by another two months.

'Don't send me to Bahrain': refugee footballer pleads in Bangkok

Bangkok - A refugee footballer fighting an extradition request pleaded for his freedom Monday, saying "please don't send me to Bahrain" as he arrived in shackles at a Bangkok court, which extended his detention by another two months.

Facebook to bar 'foreign' electoral ads for Thai poll

Bangkok - Facebook will bar foreign-based election advertisments in Thailand in the lead-up to a March poll, the company said Thursday, after being pilloried for not controlling election interference on the platform.

Bahraini held in Thailand a 'test' for FIFA: ex-Aussie captain

Bangkok - Former Australia football captain Craig Foster said on Friday a Bahraini refugee player held in Thailand is a 'test' for FIFA, as rights groups try to duplicate the asylum success story of a Saudi woman who avoided deportation from the country.

Thailand to hold first election since coup on March 24

Bangkok - Thailand will hold a general election on March 24, authorities said Wednesday, the first national poll since a 2014 coup knocked out the civilian government of Yingluck Shinawatra.

Thai king signs decree approving first election since coup

Bangkok - Thailand's king has issued a royal decree endorsing the first general election since a 2014 coup, the palace said Wednesday, with the date of the long-delayed poll expected to be announced imminently.

Saudi asylum case prods Thais towards reform of tough refugee policy

Bangkok - On a television set in a grim, overcrowded Bangkok detention centre refugees closely followed Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun's quest for resettlement, as the 18-year-old asylum-seeker's case spurred hopes of a major policy turn from Thailand -- a ...
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