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Thai police seek to prosecute leader of anti-junta party popular with young

20 Feb 2019

BANGKOK Thai police said on Wednesday said they were seeking the prosecution of the leader of a new political party over a speech he made that was posted on Facebook criticising the ruling junta, just over a month before a general election.

Thai election agency seeks dissolution of party that nominated princess

13 Feb 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's election commission said on Wednesday it is seeking the disqualification of a party that nominated a princess for prime minister, in what would be a set-back for the opposition loyal to ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

How a refugee footballer's honeymoon turned into an extradition nightmare

13 Feb 2019

BANGKOK The honeymoon that Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi and his wife had hoped to have in Thailand late last year did not go according to plan.

'He is a free man' - refugee Bahraini footballer heads home to Australia

12 Feb 2019

BANGKOK A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a flight for Melbourne early on Tuesday after Bahrain dropped its bid to have him extradited from Thailand, bringing to an end a case that had drawn international criticism. | Video

Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM

09 Feb 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday moved to block his elder sister's surprise bid to run for prime minister in March, calling her candidacy for a populist opposition party "inappropriate" and unconstitutional. | Video

Thailand launches Huawei 5G test bed, even as U.S. urges allies to bar Chinese gear

08 Feb 2019

BANGKOK Thailand launched a Huawei Technologies 5G test bed on Friday, even as the United States urges its allies to bar the Chinese telecoms giant from building next-generation mobile networks.

Thailand launches Huawei 5G test bed, even as US urges allies to bar Chinese gear

08 Feb 2019

* 5G test bed in Thailand is Huawei's first in Southeast Asia

Tired of army rule, Thai youth a rising force in March election

29 Jan 2019

BANGKOK Standing atop the stairs outside his university auditorium, 20-year-old activist Parit Chiwarak led a protest of hundreds of people calling for an end to Thailand's ruling military junta.

Rival groups demonstrate in Thailand as election tensions grow

21 Jan 2019

(This story corrects last paragraph to say coronation will be first in living memory for most Thais, but not all.)

Saudi teen who fled family leaves Thailand for asylum in Canada

11 Jan 2019

BANGKOK/TORONTO An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life has been granted asylum in Canada, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, as Thai officials confirmed the teen was en route to Toronto. | Video

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