Thailand

Pirates raid oil tanker off Malaysia, take away three crew

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KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE - Armed pirates raided an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and took three crew members with them, Malaysian maritime officials said on Wednesday, underscoring increasing threats to shipping in one of the world's busiest waterways.

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Thai court gives PM time to defend herself; economy rudderless 23 Apr 2014

BANGKOK - Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday gave Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra until early May to defend herself against charges of abuse of power, as the central bank warned that the political crisis threatened another cut in its growth forecast.

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Fresh Thai election no closer despite multi-party meeting 22 Apr 2014

BANGKOK - Thailand's political impasse looked no closer to a solution on Tuesday despite a rare meeting of political parties and the Election Commission to discuss how and when a new vote should be held after a general election in February was declared void.

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Clock ticking for Thai PM as court verdict nears 21 Apr 2014

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.