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Pressure mounts on Thai junta over fake bomb detectors

Jun 27, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Thailand s pro democracy Red Shirt movement is demanding details of the contracts for the GT200 device

(FILES) This file picture taken on March 2, 2010 shows a Thai soldier using a GT200 detector as he patrols the streets of Yala, in Thailand's restive south.  Activists on June 27, 2016 urged Britain to hand over details of the multi-million-dollar sale to Thailand of fake bomb detectors that led to the detention of scores of innocent people. British fraudster Gary Bolton was jailed in 2013 for making millions selling the GT200 -- which he billed as a "magic wand" able to detect tiny particles of explosives or drugs from hundreds of metres away. / AFP PHOTO / STR

Police say local politics could still be behind Bangkok blast

Sep 28, 2015 - 8:44 PM

Strong speculation has also centered on a link to militants or supporters of the Uighurs an ethnic group who say they face severe persecution in China

File photo by EPA/Barbara Walton

Thai Red Shirt leader accuses junta of looking for a 'fight'

Feb 05, 2015 - 3:27 PM

I don t believe that you junta want reconciliation instead you want chaos and want us to go out and fight

Thai court dismisses murder charges against former PM Abhisit

Aug 28, 2014 - 11:35 AM

UPDATED A criminal court in Bangkok rules that it did not have jurisdiction to hear the case because the two suspects were holders of public office at the time and acting under an emergency decree

Thai former premier and opposition Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva speaks during a press conference at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, 03 May 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thai army urged to probe torture allegations

Aug 06, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Kritsuda Khunasen 27 accused her captors of keeping her blindfolded tied up and interrogating her under duress between May 27 and June 24

MILITARY POLICE. Armed Thai military police stand guard during a anti-coup demonstration at the Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, May 28, 2014. Diego Azubel/EPA

Thai court issues arrest warrant for anti-coup group spokesman

Jun 29, 2014 - 9:21 PM

Jakaprob Penkair a prominent member of the anti coup movement denies links with war weapons seized in Thailand

Thai armed soldiers on guard during the meeting of the 2015 national budget at the Army Club in Bangkok, Thailand, 13 June 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Miss Universe Thailand quits after political furor

Jun 10, 2014 - 7:21 PM

She was accused of calling for the execution of the damn Reds

Thailand's junta detains anti-coup leader

Jun 06, 2014 - 11:08 AM

3rd UPDATE Before he was captured Sombat Boonngamanong refused to turn himself in instead posting a message on Facebook saying: Catch me if you can

Thai military junta summons leaders deposed in coup

May 23, 2014 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED In a televised statement an army spokesman named 114 people summoned to a military office in Bangkok

Thai Army

Thai 'Red Shirts' want referendum on political impasse

May 22, 2014 - 2:47 PM

The Red Shirts want new national polls they hope will provide a fresh mandate to the beleaguered elected government

Two Thai protesters dead, 21 wounded in attack

May 15, 2014 - 8:41 AM

The latest casualties bring to 27 the death toll in the 6 months of anti government protests

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New Thai PM open to talks with protesters

May 12, 2014 - 9:41 PM

The statement comes as opposition demonstrators threaten to step up their 6 month campaign to overthrow the government

Thai 'Red Shirts' rally to defend wounded government

May 10, 2014 - 2:16 PM

Officials said about 3 000 police officers were on stand by for the pro government rally on the western outskirts of Bangkok

PACIFISM? Red Shirt pro-Thaksin supporters cheer after the constitution court ruling, during their rally in support of the government at Rajamangala National Staduim in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov 30, 2013. Photo by Pongmanat Tasiri/EPAPACIFISM? Red Shirt pro-Thaksin supporters cheer after the constitution court ruling, during their rally in support of the government at Rajamangala National Staduim in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov 30, 2013. Photo by Pongmanat Tasiri/EPA

Gunshots rattle Thai capital as Yingluck flies to bailiwick

Feb 26, 2014 - 4:48 PM

Yingluck is summoned by an anti graft panel on Thursday February 27 to hear charges of neglect of duty in connection with a rice subsidy scheme

FOR THE CHILDREN. Thai anti-government protesters, wearing black to mourn the deaths of 4 Thai children from attacks on anti-government protest sites, carry large Thai flags during a rally in front of the Royal Thai Police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 February 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

LIST: 5 hot spots of unrest around the world

Feb 25, 2014 - 8:50 PM

From intense political showdowns to an uproar over government decisions here are five major political hot spots around the world right now

Thai court rejects opposition request to annul election

Feb 12, 2014 - 3:55 PM

UPDATED The Election Commission has said the results of this month s election will not be announced until polls have been held in all constituencies

PREPPING TO VOTE. A Thai voter signs her name before voting at a polling station in downtown Bangkok on February 2, 2014.  Christophe Archambault/AFP

Thai opposition seeks to annul election, disband ruling party

Feb 04, 2014 - 3:31 PM

A lawyer for the opposition Democrat Party said their complaint to the Constitutional Court will pivot on a state of emergency

PREPPING TO VOTE. A Thai voter signs her name before voting at a polling station in downtown Bangkok on February 2, 2014.  Christophe Archambault/AFP

Limbo looms for Thailand after protest-hit polls

Feb 03, 2014 - 12:44 PM

Thailand s protest plagued elections herald a political stalemate that risks unleashing deepening turmoil and potential judicial intervention in the polarized kingdom

DISAPPOINTMENTS. A frustrated Thai voter shouts at police blocking the entrance to a polling station as voting was cancelled since anti-government protesters prevented the delivery of election material in downtown Bangkok. Photo from Agence France-Presse/ Christophe Archambault

Thai protesters block voting in chaotic election

Feb 02, 2014 - 10:53 PM

UPDATED Few expect the controversial polls to end the cycle of political violence that has plagued the kingdom since 2006

PREPPING TO VOTE. A Thai voter signs her name before voting at a polling station in downtown Bangkok on February 2, 2014.  Christophe Archambault/AFP

Polls open in troubled Thai election

Feb 02, 2014 - 8:32 AM

UPDATED Anti government protesters force the closure of more than 10 of polling stations nationwide an Election Commission official says

'RESPECT MY VOTE' A Thai pro-election activist holds a placard that reads "respect my vote" in Laksi district of Bangkok on February 1, 2014. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Thai court says election can be postponed

Jan 25, 2014 - 12:51 PM

The main opposition party is boycotting the February 2 election while protesters have vowed to disrupt voting

NO POLLS? A Thai anti-government protester waves a national flag during ongoing rallies at a protest site at Victory Monument in downtown Bangkok on January 24, 2014. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

PH tells nationals to shun red, yellow in Thailand

Jan 10, 2014 - 1:48 PM

The Philippine Embassy in Thailand warns against wearing red or yellow colors of opposing factions protesting in Thailand

NO RED, NO YELLOW. Thai anti-government protesters hold placards and a Thai flag during a rally in a business district of Bangkok on January 6, 2014. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP Photo

Thai PM rejects protesters' demand to step down

Dec 10, 2013 - 1:20 PM

A visibly emotional Yingluck reacted angrily to protesters calls that her family be removed from Thailand

DEFIANT. Caretaker Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra speaks to media during a press conference at the Thai Army Club in Bangkok, Thailand, 10 December 2013. EPA/Narong Sangnak

Thai PM calls polls; 140,000 join protest

Dec 09, 2013 - 9:51 AM

UPDATED Protesters vowed to keep up their fight to topple Yingluck Shinawatra s government with a major rally described as judgement day

BACK IN THE STREETS. Thai anti government protesters wave national flags as they rally during a demonstration at Government Complex in Bangkok on December 9, 2013. AFP / Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

Thai opposition protesters prepare for 'final showdown'

Dec 09, 2013 - 6:19 AM

Thailand s strife hit capital is bracing for fresh opposition protests described as judgement day by demonstrators seeking to overthrow the embattled premier

NEW OFFER. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Government House in Bangkok on December P, 2013. AFP / Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

Thai PM offers election to end political crisis

Dec 08, 2013 - 4:10 PM

Yingluck Shinawatra renews her offer of elections if the protesters agree to respect the democratic process

NEW OFFER. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Government House in Bangkok on December P, 2013. AFP / Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

Arrest warrant issued for Thai protest leader: police

Dec 02, 2013 - 9:15 PM

An insurrection arrest warrant was issued for a Thai protest leader police say

Thai PM rejects protest calls as clashes rock Bangkok

Dec 02, 2013 - 7:14 PM

UPDATED Police used tear gas at the heavily guarded government headquarters as protesters hurled sticks and other projectiles at security forces manning barriers

STANDOFF. A Thai anti-government protester uses a megaphone to talk to police over a barricade as other protesters try to dismantle it outside the Government house during a demonstration in Bangkok on December 1, 2013. AFP/Nicolas Asfouri

Stay home, Filipinos in Thailand warned

Dec 02, 2013 - 7:04 PM

The DFA also advises against non essential travel to Thailand

STANDOFF. A Thai anti-government protester uses a megaphone to talk to police over a barricade as other protesters try to dismantle it outside the Government house during a demonstration in Bangkok on December 1, 2013. AFP/Nicolas Asfouri

Political violence rocks Thai capital

Dec 01, 2013 - 12:03 PM

UPDATED Two people are dead and dozens wounded as opposition demonstrators vowed a final push to overthrow embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

MASSIVE RALLY. Thai pro-government Red Shirt supporters wave clappers and cheer leaders' speeches during a rally at a stadium in Bangkok on November 30, 2013. AFP / Christophe Archambault

Thai PM vows to meet protesters with pacifism

Nov 30, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Thousands of anti government protesters are scattered in pockets across the city diluting their demos but adding to their potential unpredictability

PACIFISM? Red Shirt pro-Thaksin supporters cheer after the constitution court ruling, during their rally in support of the government at Rajamangala National Staduim in Bangkok, Thailand, 30 November 2013. Photo by EPA/PONGMANAT TASIRI

Thai PM easily survives no-confidence vote amid street protests

Nov 28, 2013 - 11:15 AM

UPDATED The vote comes amid ongoing mass street protests in Bangkok by opposition protesters seeking to topple Yingluck s elected government

SURVIVES VOTE. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra speaks during a no-confidence debate at Parliament in Bangkok on November 26, 2013. AFP / Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

Thai political protests paralyze more ministries

Nov 26, 2013 - 11:32 PM

Apart from the interior ministry most government buildings taken over had only a light security presence outside

Thai PM faces crisis debate as rallies paralyze ministries

Nov 26, 2013 - 11:56 AM

Fresh turmoil in the politically turbulent country has sparked international concern and raised fears of a new bout of unrest

SLEEPING IN. Thai anti-government protesters sleep in the Thai Finance Ministry where they have set up a camp, in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 November 2013. EPA/Barbara Walton

Thai capital tense as political rivals rally

Nov 24, 2013 - 8:30 PM

UPDATED Tens of thousands of pro and anti government demonstrators massed in rival rallies in Bangkok as Thailand grappled with its most potent revival of street politics

Thai ruling party escapes punishment in key court ruling

Nov 20, 2013 - 8:05 PM

The judgement which frustrated a government bid to establish a fully elected upper house had been keenly anticipated

COURT RULING. Thai anti-government protesters listen as the Constitution Court judge seen on a television screen (L), reads the verdict at the Constitutional Court in Bangkok, Thailand, 20 November 2013. EPA/Narong Sangnak

Thai senate debates hotly-disputed amnesty bill

Nov 11, 2013 - 5:40 PM

Concerns are mounting that the issue could unleash a fresh bout of political turmoil

ON GUARD. Soldiers stand guard during a protest in front of the Ministry of Defense in Bangkok, Thailand, 11 November 2013. EPA/Nyein Chan Naing

Thai PM defends amnesty bill in face of protests

Nov 05, 2013 - 3:37 PM

Opponents fear the legislation would allow fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to return from self imposed exile

DEFENDING AMNESTY. In this file photo, Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attends the 5th ASEAN - UN Summit in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, 10 October 2013. EPA/Luong Thai Linh

Anti-government protestors rally in Bangkok

Aug 04, 2013 - 6:13 PM

The Thai government has already invoked a special security law to control the protests which could go on for several days

Ex-Thai PM to hear murder charge over protest death

Dec 13, 2012 - 9:42 AM

Abhisit Vejjajiva along with his then deputy Suthep Thaugsuban will be formally charged at Bangkok s Department of Special Investigation DSI on Thursday

Ex-Thai PM 'to face murder charge' - officials

Dec 06, 2012 - 4:31 PM

Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will face a murder charge over a death during the 2010 Red Shirt protests

Tensions flare as protesters urge Thai PM to quit

Nov 24, 2012 - 5:58 PM

Thai police on Saturday November 24 fired tear gas and detained dozens of demonstrators as clashes erupted at the first major street protests against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra s government

Thailand's 'Red Shirts' to rally in Bangkok

May 19, 2012 - 12:51 PM

The Red Shirts and rights groups have called on the new government led by Thaksin s sister Yingluck to prosecute soldiers and officials responsible for causing deaths and injuries