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Thai forces shoot dead seven drug suspects

Bangkok - Thai security forces shot dead seven suspected drug smugglers and seized hundreds of thousands of methamphetamine pills after a firefight in the Golden Triangle border region, an official said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Thai Red Shirts vow 'final fight' to defend Yingluck

Bangkok - Thailand's pro-government "Red Shirt" supporters rallied for a second day Sunday, vowing to protect Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is facing a slew of legal challenges that could see her toppled within weeks.
In the Media by AFP

'Vigilant' ASEAN braces for more Fed tapering

Mae Hong Son - Southeast Asian finance ministers vowed vigilance Saturday in the face of economic risks such as capital outflows caused by the US Federal Reserve's "tapering" of its massive monetary stimulus.
In the Media by Hla Hla Htay (AFP)

Thai 'Red Shirts' rally to support embattled PM

Bangkok - Thousands of Thai pro-government "Red Shirts" massed Saturday in a show of support for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, warning that they would resist attempts to oust her through the courts.
In the Media by Anusak Kongland (AFP)

Protest-plagued Thailand holds Senate elections

Bangkok - Polls opened in Thailand Sunday to elect the upper house of parliament in a vote that could hold the key to the fate of the prime minister, who faces possible impeachment for negligence after months of street protests.
In the Media by Thanaporn Promyamyai (AFP)

Thai opposition protesters stage mass rally

Bangkok - Tens of thousands of Thai opposition protesters marched through Bangkok Saturday calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who faces a possible ban from politics for alleged negligence.
In the Media by AFP

At least 27 dead in north Thailand bus accident

Bangkok - At least 27 people died and more than 20 others were injured late Monday when a bus careered off a hillside road and into a ravine in northern Thailand, police told AFP."The toll is now at 27 dead and 24 injured -- they are severely injured from what I...
In the Media by AFP

Why constitutional court nullifies Thailand elections

A constitutional court has nullified Thailand's national elections which were held last February 2 following widespread anti-government protests that killed at least 16 people and injured hundreds since December last year.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Thai Constitutional Court voids February election

Bangkok - Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that a general election held last month was invalid, a spokesman said, deepening a political stalemate following weeks of opposition protests.The February 2 polls, called by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinaw...
In the Media by AFP

Thai radar saw 'unknown aircraft' after MH370 vanished

Bangkok - Thai radar picked up an "unknown aircraft" minutes after flight MH370 last transmitted its location but officials failed to report the findings earlier as the plane was not considered a threat, the air force said Wednesday.The information emerged durin...
In the Media by AFP

Why didn't missing jet passengers use their cellphones?

Bangkok - In the age of smartphones and social media, one question surrounding the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner is why none of the passengers tried to contact relatives, as they did during the 9/11 attacks.Even the absence of phone calls or emails fro...
In the Media by Daniel Rook (AFP) - 1 comment

Thailand arrests infamous hacker wanted by Switzerland

Bangkok - An infamous computer hacker has been arrested in Thailand at the request of Switzerland on suspicion of hacking into bank computer systems in Europe, an official said Tuesday.Farid Essebar, who has dual Moroccan-Russian nationality, was detained in Ban...
In the Media by AFP

Thailand to end state of emergency as protests ease

Bangkok - Thailand announced on Tuesday the end of a nearly two-month-old state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas, hoping to lure back foreign visitors following an easing of deadly political protests.The use of emergency rule dealt a heavy blow to T...
In the Media by Boonradom Chitradon (AFP)

Malaysia Airlines mystery deepens with new information

Adding to the continued uncertainty and mystery behind what happened to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the plane may have been flying for several hours after its last known flying position.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 2 comments

What could have happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370?

Bangkok - Nearly five days since it disappeared while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, there is still no trace of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.Conflicting information, false alarms over debris and confusion over the focus of the search have produced more...
In the Media by Laura Mannering (AFP)

Thai police target 'passport ring' in vanished flight probe

Bangkok - Thai police said Sunday they were investigating a "passport ring" as details emerged of bookings made in Thailand with stolen European passports for the vanished Malaysia Airlines flight.Two European names -- Christian Kozel, an Austrian, and Luigi Mar...
In the Media by AFP

Six drug suspects killed in Thailand

Bangkok - Six suspected drug dealers were shot dead during a firefight with Thai security forces who seized illegal amphetamines at the scene, police said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Ukraine, Venezuela — Time for change of governance in the world

London - We live in a time when protests take place in Ukraine, Venezuela, Thailand, Brazil and many other countries in the world because of dictatorship, corruption, rogue politicians and presidents.
In the Media by J.N. Paquet - 2 comments

Thailand begins re-runs of troubled elections

- Polls opened peacefully in five Thai provinces on Sunday for re-runs of a widely disrupted general election, authorities said, in the first move to complete a troubled vote that could provide a mandate for a new government.A February 2 election failed ...
In the Media by Apilaporn Vechakij (AFP)

Thai protesters retreat but crisis 'not over'

Bangkok - Tensions eased in Thailand's strife-hit capital on Saturday after protesters abandoned their attempted "shutdown" of Bangkok, but the move was seen as only a temporary reprieve for the kingdom's embattled premier.The surprise retreat by the opposition ...
In the Media by Daniel Rook (AFP)
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