Thailand

Clock ticking for Thai PM as court verdict nears

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BANGKOK - A Thai court will decide this week whether to give embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra more time to defend herself against charges of abuse of power, accusations that could bring her down, or whether to move swiftly to a verdict.

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Reporters charged with defamation remanded on bail in Thailand 17 Apr 2014

PHUKET, Thailand - Two journalists were remanded on bail in Thailand on Thursday on charges of criminal defamation and other offences in connection with a story they published on the trafficking of Muslim minority Rohingya people from Myanmar.

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Special Report - Flaws found in Thailand's human-trafficking crackdown 11 Apr 2014

SATUN, Thailand - After a two-hour trek through swamp and jungle, Police Major General Thatchai Pitaneelaboot halts in a trash-strewn clearing near Thailand's remote border with Malaysia.

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Special Report - Flaws found in Thailand's human-trafficking crackdown 11 Apr 2014

SATUN, Thailand - After a two-hour trek through swamp and jungle, Police Major General Thatchai Pitaneelaboot halts in a trash-strewn clearing near Thailand's remote border with Malaysia.

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Beleaguered Thai PM pleads for justice, fair treatment 08 Apr 2014

BANGKOK - With legal cases against her mounting, embattled Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded on Tuesday for fair and proper treatment from the national anti-corruption commission and Thailand's Constitutional Court.

Fourth Iranian held in UAE over businessman's kidnap - source 06 Apr 2014

DUBAI - An Iranian suspected of helping kidnap a British-Iranian businessman in Dubai has been arrested in Thailand and deported to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), an official source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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Supporters of Thai PM converge to counter anti-government protests 05 Apr 2014

BANGKOK - Tens of thousands of supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra demonstrated on the outskirts of Bangkok on Saturday, part of a three-day rally aimed at countering months of sometimes violent anti-government protests.

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Thai PM's supporters head for huge Bangkok rally, rule out violence 04 Apr 2014

BANGKOK - Hundreds of thousands of Thai government supporters are expected to descend on Bangkok this weekend in a symbolic show of force after months of sometimes violent protests aimed at bringing down Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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Thai government fears violent backlash if PM removed from office 03 Apr 2014

BANGKOK - Thailand's government said on Thursday it fears a violent backlash if Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is removed from power as figures for March show consumer confidence slipped to a new low, illustrating the heavy toll of months of unrest.

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As court cases mount, survival hopes wane for troubled Thai PM 02 Apr 2014

BANGKOK - The legal cases are piling up fast against Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her party loyalists. If precedents are anything to go by, they should be more than a little worried.