Members of a bomb squad inspect the site of an attack by suspected Muslim militants in Thailand’s Yala province on November 6. Photo: AFP

Suspected militant attack in Thailand’s south leave 15 dead, says army

  • Late on Tuesday militants struck two checkpoints in Yala province manned by civil defence volunteers
  • Thailand’s three southernmost provinces have been in the grip of a conflict that has killed more than 7,000 people, as Malay-Muslim militants fight for more autonomy from the Thai state
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Members of a bomb squad inspect the site of an attack by suspected Muslim militants in Thailand’s Yala province on November 6. Photo: AFP
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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn standing with royal noble consort Sineenat Bilaskalayani, also known as Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi. Photo: AFP

Thai king strips royal consort of her titles over ‘disloyalty’ and inappropriate behaviour

  • Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has removed the title, ranking and medals bestowed on his consort, former army nurse Sineenat Bilaskalayani
  • She was the first person to hold this title in almost a century, but was accused of ‘ambition’ to match the queen’s position
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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn standing with royal noble consort Sineenat Bilaskalayani, also known as Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi. Photo: AFP
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