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6 Sep 2017 | 4:29 PM

Thailand signs deals with Chinese state firms for high-speed railway

Bangkok (Reuters) - Thailand have signed two contracts, worth 5.2 billion baht (120.42 million pounds), with Chinese state enterprises for a high-speed rail project with China, Anon Luengboriboon, acting governor of the State Railway of Thailand, told Reuters on Wednesday.

28 Aug 2017 | 2:19 PM

Whereabouts of former Thai PM Yingluck unknown, defence minister says

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's defence minister on Monday said he did not know the whereabouts of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, days after she failed to show up for a verdict in her trial for negligence at which she faced up to 10 years in prison.

23 Aug 2017 | 7:51 AM

A guilty verdict for Thailand's Yingluck may stoke anger but military firmly in charge

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A long-awaited verdict in the trial of former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra this week could inflame tension and would likely have far-reaching implications in the politically divided kingdom.

17 Aug 2017 | 2:17 PM

Suspected Thai militants turn stolen cars into bombs - police

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Suspected militants raided a car dealership in southern Thailand and turned two of the cars into bombs, police said on Thursday, adding that a "new generation" of Muslim separatists was operating in the insurgency-plagued region.

31 Jul 2017 | 1:46 PM

Up to 80 percent of Thailand's tsunami warning system needs maintenance

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Up to 80 percent of Thailand's tsunami warning system needs maintenance work, the deputy director-general of its disaster prevention department said on Monday, more than a decade after the region was hit by a tsunami that killed 226,000 people.

5 Jul 2017 | 3:34 PM

Thai lawmakers quit assembly to prepare to run in election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - More than a dozen members of an assembly appointed by Thailand's junta have resigned to be able to contest elections, one of the first signs of political activity ahead of a poll set tentatively for next year.

16 Jun 2017 | 4:51 PM

Thai junta seeks to force temples to open their finances

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military government will propose a law to force its tens of thousands of Buddhist temples to declare their finances, the head of the National Office of Buddhism told Reuters.

26 May 2017 | 5:18 PM

Thai opposition activist says training 'civilian warriors' to oust junta

BANGKOK (Reuters) - An exiled Thai opposition activist has issued a defiant call to arms, saying he is training "civilian warriors" to oust the military government in an unusual show of opposition to the junta that took power in a 2014 coup.

21 May 2017 | 7:59 AM

Three years after coup, junta is deeply embedded in Thai life

BANGKOK (Reuters) - On Friday evenings in Thailand, sandwiched between the evening news and a popular soap opera, is a prime-time programme that has been running for three years, or ever since the military took power in a May 22, 2014 coup.

26 Apr 2017 | 3:28 PM

Thai police to review procedures for taking down content after Facebook killing

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to expedite taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook.

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