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Thaksin allies face uphill battle in bid to oust Thai junta

BANGKOK (AP) – The political movement that has won every Thai election in nearly two decades is facing its biggest test yet: Squaring off against the allies of the military junta that removed it from power and rewrote the electoral rules [...]

Thai court to rule March 7 on possible dissolution of party

BANGKOK (AP) – Thailand’s Constitutional Court says it will issue a ruling on whether to dissolve a political party opposed to the country’s military government on March 7, less than three weeks before long-delayed elections. The [...]

The Saturday Profile: A Rap Challenger to the Thai Military Junta

BANGKOK — The rhymes came to Nutthapong Srimuong before dawn, when Bangkok is as still as it can be and the night jasmine overpowers the Thai capital with its perfume. The country whose capital is turned into a killing field Whose [...]

Thai King’s Sister Is Formally Barred From Running for Prime Minister

Thailand’s election commission on Monday disqualified the king’s sister from running for prime minister, formally putting an end to a candidacy that had briefly upended the nation’s political landscape. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, [...]

Thai police: Canada, Australia willing to accept Saudi woman

BANGKOK (AP) – Police in Thailand say several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the U.N. refugee agency to accept a Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse from her family. Thailand’s immigration police chief [...]

Australia praises Thai action on Saudi woman seeking asylum

BANGKOK (AP) – Australia’s foreign minister praised Thailand on Thursday for its handling of a young Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum in Australia, but also reminded it of continuing concern about a Bahraini soccer player [...]

Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman

BANGKOK (AP) – Thailand’s immigration police chief met Tuesday with officials of the Saudi Embassy in Bangkok, and said the officials told him they are satisfied with how the case of the young Saudi woman who claims to be fleeing her [...]

Thai Paradise Gains Reputation as ‘Death Island’

KOH TAO, Thailand — Promoters call the Thai island of Koh Tao a paradise. Dive resorts boast of its crystal-clear waters, and Western tourists flock to its lively beach bars. But among some foreigners, Koh Tao has taken on a more [...]

3 Thai Cave Boys Get Citizenship, a Stroke of Luck for Stateless

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Wild Boars had a “fast track” to citizenship, but a move by Thai officials highlights a lasting problem for ethnic minorities. Source: NYT > World

Thai Cave Boys Leave Hospital and Apologize for All the Fuss

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The soccer teammates say sorry to their rescuers, after a remarkable international effort to extract them from a flooded cave in northern Thailand. Source: NYT > World