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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Thailand issues arrest warrant for anti-coup group spokesman

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:19pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Sukondhapatipak. “The weapons have been linked with plans to instigate violence in northeast Thailand, particularly in the city of Khon Kaen,” he said, without providing any more details. The Thai coup ...

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

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

    ... that creates conflict and the country will return to the old cycle of conflict, violence, corruption by influential groups in politics, terrorism and the use of war weapons. We cannot let that happen,” ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Party time again in Bangkok after curfew lifted

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:15am by AP

    ... to watch the matches. So last Friday, the junta announced it was fully lifting the curfew, saying there was no longer a threat of violence and that tourism needed to be revived. Bangkok's ...

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    Thousands of Thai soldiers and police out in force to deter protest

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 01:33pm by AP

    ... detained, but there was no violence. Fears of possible unrest, however, prompted a major downtown shopping mall to close, and authorities temporarily shut down several subway and elevated train ... months of demonstrations that had triggered sporadic violence and left the country's political rivals in a stalemate. But the junta that took power has launched a major campaign to suppress ...

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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 ...




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