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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    US says ‘scaled-down’ military drills to go ahead in Thailand

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 07:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... in the country earlier this year The United States said on Saturday a “scaled-down” version of annual military exercises in Thailand would go ahead next year, after mulling moving the drills outside ... seized power from an elected government in May. In June the United States said it was also considering moving next year’s Cobra Gold joint military drills – the largest US multilateral exercise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1624498/us-says-scaled-down-military-drills-go-ahead-thailand
  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai king has gall bladder removed

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:25am by AFP

    ... States, Bhumibol came to the throne aged 18 in 1946. After finishing his studies in Switzerland he was crowned in 1950. The king has no official political role, but Thais see him as a unifying ... King Bhumibol Adulyadej has had his gall bladder removed, the palace said yesterday, two days after the 86-year-old was rushed to hospital, sparking fears for his health in the politically ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1610914/thai-king-has-gall-bladder-removed
  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai elections to take place in October 2015, says junta leader

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:47pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... Union and the United States, which have cut back on aid and political co-operation and called for early elections. “Today, if we go ahead and hold a general election, it will lead to a situation ... and political turmoil that left at least 28 people dead and the government paralysed. “I truly hope that the EU and the US will understand the situation the same way the majority of Thais do.” General ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542337/thai-elections-take-place-october-2015-says-junta-leader
  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai confidence jumps on hopes the army will bring order after chaos

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:55pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... and push through reforms, indicating there would be no general election for about 15 months. The United States, European Union countries and others have called for the military to restore democracy ... Reuters in Bangkok Polls indicate increasing confidence in the Thai economy following May 22 military coup that bought an end to months of political protest Thai consumer confidence jumped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1524485/thai-confidence-jumps-hopes-army-will-bring-order-after-chaos
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Military coup officials seek ways to revive Thailand’s faltering economy

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 06:54pm by Reuters

    ... The United States, European Union countries and others have called for the military to restore democracy quickly, release political detainees and end censorship. As well as working to revive ... guarantees for small firms to kick-start an economy threatened by recession after months of political turmoil. The plans, outlined by Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong late on Sunday after a meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523899/thai-army-rulers-prepare-emergency-economic-measures
  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand’s military declares martial law in wake of deadly protests

    Posted May 20th 2014, 07:11am by Reuters

    ... with the anti-government protesters. It needs to offer an election date and start a political reform process at the same time.” The United States, which cut aid to its military ally after the 2006 coup, said ... Reuters in Bangkok Army insists it is not a coup, but a means to 'restore peace and order' amid political crisis Thailand’s army declared martial law nationwide on Tuesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1516031/thailands-army-declares-martial-law
  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai king, 86, back in hospital with fever and suspected blood infection

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:51am by Reuters, AP

    ... The 82-year-old queen has made almost no public appearances since she was admitted to the same hospital that year. Born on December 5, 1927, in the United States, Bhumibol came to the throne aged 18 in 1946. Bhumibol, a constitutional monarch, is revered by many Thais. Worries about his health and succession have contributed to Thailand's political instability of the past eight years. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1609790/thai-king-86-back-hospital-fever-and-suspected-blood-infection
  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Asian drug boom fuelling opium cultivation, says UN

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 02:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... for both political and economic solutions,” it added, referring to conflict in opium-producing Kachin state. Myanmar has followed a 15-year-plan to eradicate opium by 2014, but the UN study, which used satellite, helicopter and ground surveys, suggests the target is falling away. In September the United States kept Myanmar, which is undergoing a series of political reforms after decades ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1073949/asian-drug-boom-fuelling-opium-cultivation-says-un
  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    China, Vietnam back new Thai military government after West's disavowal

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:20pm by Reuters

    ... to the report. The United States scrapped joint military programmes with Thailand days after the May 22 coup, while the European Union has urged the military to free political detainees and end ... embassy in protest against the downgrading of relations after last month's coup, which saw General Prayuth Chan-ocha take power after months of political unrest that undermined the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525458/china-and-vietnam-back-military-government-thailand-after-wests-disavowal
  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    US warns against military coup in Thailand, voices fears over tensions

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 03:03am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US expresses concern at Thai tensions The United States has warned against any moves to stage a military coup in Thailand and said it was "concerned ... in Thai society to make clear the importance of using democratic and constitutional means to resolve political differences," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said after anti-government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1420998/us-warns-against-military-coup-thailand-voices-fears-over-tensions

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