Thailand

Thai Army: Ex-PM, Protest Leaders Held 'to Think'

Thai protesters

BANGKOK -- Thailand's coup leaders said Saturday that they would keep former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Cabinet members and anti-government protest leaders detained for up to a week to give them "time to think" and to keep the country calm. Outspoken academics were also summoned to report to the junta.   The moves appear aimed at prev... more

Thai Protesters Cut Off Power to PM's Offices

BANGKOK - Protesters announced they cut off electricity to the prime minister's office compound on Thursday and demanded that police abandon the premises, piling fresh pressure on the government amid a political crisis that has dragged on for weeks. The protesters, seeking to force the replacement of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra... more

Thai Protesters Claim Authority over Government

BANGKOK - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority. The brazen orders from protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban gave no clue as to how the deadlock over Thailand's political crisis may be... more

Thai PM Says Protesters' Demands Unacceptable

BANGKOK - Thailand's prime minister said Monday she is willing to do anything it takes to end violent protests against her government and restore peace, but cannot accept the opposition's "unconstitutional" demand to hand power to an unelected council. Yingluck Shinawatra's comments, broadcast in a televised news conference, were the clearest i... more

US, Thailand Ink Agreement Focused On Security

BANGKOK, THAILAND -- The United States and Thailand on Thursday signed a joint vision statement for a defense alliance, marking the first time since 1962 the two countries have updated their military relationship. The vision statement stresses regional security and stability, focusing on cooperation in military exercises and humanitarian assist... more

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