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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand's army chief warns military may act to end political violence

    Posted May 15th 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok General says he may deploy troops to crack down on political violence in Bangkok after three anti-government protesters die in attack Army chief warns of military action The chief of Thailand's army warned yesterday that his troops "may use force" to quell political violence, after three people were killed in a grenade and gun attack ...

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    Thai court bans use of violence against peaceful protests

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 06:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Yingluck Shinawatra’s handling of more than three months of mass opposition protests, although her government had already pledged to avoid using violence against the demonstrators. The court also ... then-premier Thaksin Shinawatra – Yingluck’s brother. In total 16 people have died and hundreds have been injured in political violence linked to the latest round of rallies. ...

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    Thai government consider state of emergency after weekend violence

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 02:37pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Thai authorities are “very seriously” considering a state of emergency after a weekend of violence in the capital where protesters have been trying for more than two ... said Paul Chambers, director of research at the Institute of South East Asian Affairs in Chiang Mai, predicting a measured increase in the violence. That in turn could prompt the Election ...

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    Gun attack on anti-government protesters in Bangkok raises fears of escalating violence

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Attack on protesters in Bangkok raises fears of escalating violence Seven people were wounded when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on anti-government protesters in Bangkok early yesterday, heightening fears of worsening violence when protesters attempt to "shut down" the capital this week in a bid to overthrow the government. The gunmen began ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    26 suspects in Thailand charged over alleged plot to attack city

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 08:56pm by AFP

    ... cities. The suspects are being held at a civilian prison in Khon Kaen. Street violence linked to months of mass opposition rallies left nearly 30 people dead before the May coup. Since seizing ... the latest coup. The army says its power grab was necessary to prevent further violence but opponents see it as an attempt to suppress Thaksin’s political dominance. The junta has ruled out holding ...

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    Roses on Thailand's front line amid hopes political violence will end

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 03:31pm by Reuters

    ... Thailand's government ordered police yesterday to stop confronting protesters demanding the resignation of the prime minister, raising hope that days of political violence may end, ... The government said it wanted to avoid more violence and ease tension for the birthday. "The government is still doing its job. This morning we had a cabinet meeting as usual," Deputy Prime ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader appointed new prime minister by hand-picked parliament

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:51am by AP

    ... paralysed the government and triggered violence that killed dozens. While stability has been restored and life has largely returned to normal, it has come at a steep price: Thailand's ...

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    Yingluck Shinawatra fears violence at Bangkok rally

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 05:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Yingluck warns protests could turn violent Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday warned that violence could erupt during planned anti-government ... parliament on Wednesday, which proposes an amnesty for those involved in several bouts of political violence in Thailand since a 2006 coup toppled Thaksin. The government has already invoked ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai patience over southern violence wearing thin

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 03:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Thailand on Thursday expressed impatience at continuing insurgent violence in its Muslim-majority south as delegates began a third round of peace talks in the Malaysian capital with the rebels. Thai National Security Council chief Paradorn Pattanatabut told reporters he needed “concrete outcomes” to violence that has killed more than 5,500 in the past ...

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    Thailand’s junta arrests army general for Bangkok red-light district extortion

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:15pm

    ... of protests against the toppled government which were pock-marked by deadly violence. The junta has since suspended democracy, muzzled dissent and imposed sweeping curbs on freedom of expression ...




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