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Thai junta seeks extradition of royal insult suspects


BANGKOK Thailand's military government has requested the extradition of several people suspected of insulting the monarchy after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the foreign minister said on Tuesday.


Former Thai PM Yingluck can appeal $1 billion fine over rice scheme - government 25 Oct 2016

BANGKOK Ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra can appeal a 35 billion baht (1 billion pounds) fine imposed on her in connection with a rice-subsidy scheme, the junta chief said on Tuesday in his first public comment since the government ordered the fine.

First repatriation of Myanmar refugees in Thailand begins 25 Oct 2016

BANGKOK The first, voluntary repatriation of 68 Myanmar refugees from camps along the Thai-Myanmar border began on Tuesday with the United Nations refugee agency calling the movement a "milestone" while underscoring it would not lead to an exodus.

Bomb in Thai south kills one, injures 19 - police 24 Oct 2016

BANGKOK At least one person was killed and 19 wounded in an explosion at a night market in southern Thailand on Monday where Muslim separatists have been waging an insurgency for more than a decade.

Rights activists urge Thai junta to drop sedition charge against lawyer 24 Oct 2016

BANGKOK Human rights activists on Monday called on Thailand’s junta to drop sedition charges against a rights lawyer in the first such case against an attorney since the military took power in a 2014 coup.


Huge crowd of mourning Thais sings royal anthem in honour of late king 22 Oct 2016

BANGKOK A huge crowd of Thais gathered on Saturday outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to sing the royal anthem in honour of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on Oct. 13 after seven decades on the throne. | Video

Thai junta says Google removing content with royal insults 22 Oct 2016

BANGKOK Thailand’s government met with representatives from Internet giant Google, amid growing calls from Thai hardline royalists to bring those who insult the monarchy to justice, as many Thais look with uncertainty to a future without their revered king.


Thailand at a crossroads following king's death, PM says 21 Oct 2016

BANGKOK Thailand is at a crossroads following the death of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Friday, urging Thais to stick together and become a "leading country".


Thailand's opposition heartland shelves politics to mourn king 21 Oct 2016

KHON KAEN, Thailand In villages scattered through the green rice fields of northeast Thailand, a stronghold of support for former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his opposition "red shirt" movement, people have put politics on hold to mourn King Bhumibol Adulyadej.


Thai junta fines former PM Yingluck, orders assets seized over failed rice scheme 21 Oct 2016

BANGKOK Thailand's ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra said the military junta that overthrew her has ordered her assets seized and fined her 35 billion baht (814.5 million pounds) over a rice subsidy scheme critics say haemorrhaged billions of dollars.