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There’s Discontent and Violence in Thailand Too

Hours after supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra promised to take on protesters shutting down parts of Bangkok, a bomb detonated near a demonstration site in a busy shopping district Sunday, killing two people and wounding at least 22.

Posted on Feb 23, 2014 READ MORE



Occupy Bangkok: Protesters Shut Down the Wall Street of Thailand

An estimated 100,000 protesters shut down Bangkok’s commercial district Monday.

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 READ MORE



Michael Hite Photography (CC BY 2.0)

Thai Cops Quell Anti-Government Dissent

About 17,000 police officers were deployed to subdue at least 9,000 people who rallied in the streets of Bangkok on Saturday to call for the overthrow of the Thai government. Protesters believe the current prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is doing the bidding of her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted from the post in 2006.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 READ MORE



Flickr / Jayel Aheram (CC-BY)

Scientists Discover Immune Molecule to Lead AIDS Vaccine Trials

AIDS vaccine developers said they are cautiously optimistic after a conference this week in Bangkok, where scientists reported molecular observations from the first-ever successful trial of an HIV vaccine on humans that could change the way future vaccines attack the retrovirus.

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 READ MORE


Thai protesters
timesonline.co.uk

Thai Protesters, Gov’t Struggle to Resolve Standoff

The situation in Bangkok between “red shirt” protesters and the Thai government was tense and precarious on Monday, as leaders from both sides of the conflict made tentative attempts to communicate while thousands of demonstrators held their ground in their encampment.

Posted on May 17, 2010 READ MORE


Bangkok violence
bbc.co.uk

Thai Police, Protesters Clash in Deadly Bangkok Battle

Violence escalated Friday between Thai police and the throng of thousands of protesters still entrenched in Bangkok, touched off in part by the shooting of rogue general Khattiya Sawasdipol, aka Commander Red, on Thursday.

Posted on May 14, 2010 READ MORE


Seh Daeng killed
nytimes.com

Dissident Thai General Shot During Interview

There are the red shirts, and there are also the black shirts—a group of Thai dissidents, led by rebel Gen. Khattiya Sawatdiphol until he was shot in the head Thursday, apparently by a sniper, as he was being interviewed by New York Times reporter Thomas Fuller in Bangkok. His injury was described as “severe.”

Posted on May 13, 2010 READ MORE



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The End of Bangkok’s Epic Protest, or Just the Beginning?

The two-month-long mass protest that has paralyzed the Thai capital is nearing resolution, as the besieged prime minister looks ready to accept new elections. But some observers wonder, with rival mobs ready to march in perpetuity, if Thai politics will ever really stabilize.

Posted on May 5, 2010 READ MORE


Thai King Calls for Stability

Anyone who has ever backpacked through the land of smiles knows that the Thai people love their king (or at least put his picture everywhere). The world’s longest-reigning monarch doesn’t normally involve himself in the country’s messy political upheavals, but King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 82, is finally speaking out after seven weeks of sometimes lethal protests.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010 READ MORE


Vejjajiva
Wikimedia Commons / World Economic Forum

Thai PM Draws a Line in the Streets

Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has responded with a resounding “no” to a conditional offer from anti-government red-shirt protesters to end a bloody standoff in return for early elections. The opposition’s offer represented a shift from earlier demands that parliament be dissolved immediately.

Posted on Apr 24, 2010 READ MORE


Thailand blast
AP via YouTube

Political Standoff Turns Bloody in Bangkok

The clash between the Thai establishment and anti-government “red shirt” protesters took a turn for the deadly on Thursday when a series of grenade explosions killed one person and wounded 75 in a Bangkok business district.

Posted on Apr 22, 2010 READ MORE


Thai redshirts
nytimes.com

Red-Shirted Thai Protesters Seize Control of TV Station

A crowd of demonstrators sporting red shirts clambered over barbed wire and battled with police and military troops before taking over an anti-government TV station in Bangkok on Friday, signaling victory by ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 READ MORE



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Land of Coups

The demonstrations that have vexed Bangkok for the last few days took an ugly turn Monday as the Thai army fired at a crowd of protesters and ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra called for revolution. Current PM Abhisit Vejjajiva, the object of the protesters’ ire, has promised to restore order, though he himself rose to power on the back of public unrest.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009 READ MORE



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Political Crisis Puts Thailand on Hold

The Thai army is debating whether or not to intervene in a political standoff it helped launch some two years ago when it ousted then-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Opponents of both Thaksin and the current PM have seized and shut down Bangkok’s two airports, a devastating blow to a country dependent on tourism.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008 READ MORE


Multiple Explosions Shake Bangkok

At least six small bombs exploded in Bangkok on Sunday, killing two and injuring at least 30. Many believe opponents of Thailand’s military regime are to blame in what appears to be the world’s second major case of domestic terrorism in two days, following an explosion at an airport in Madrid on Saturday.

Posted on Dec 31, 2006 READ MORE


tank in Bangkok
Bangkokpost.net

Thai Coup Leader Promises Deadline

Gen. Sonthi Boonyaratglin, who led a military coup in Thailand on Tuesday against controversial Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has promised to relinquish power in two weeks.  After declaring martial law and abolishing every branch of the democratically elected government, the military announced it would appoint an interim prime minister and legislature that would draft a new constitution, with an election to be held in one year.

Posted on Sep 20, 2006 READ MORE


JonBenet Ramsey
cbc.ca

JonBenet Confession May Be Bunk

UPDATE: Authorities are questioning the veracity of the supposed confession described below.
John Mark Karr, a 41-year-old schoolteacher, has admitted to kidnapping and killing JonBenet Ramsey.  The surprise confession comes after 10 years of dead-ends and false accusations in a mystery that gripped the American imagination?and airwaves.
UPDATE: Thai authorities said Karr told them he drugged and had sex with the child, and then realized he had “accidentally” killed her.

Posted on Aug 17, 2006 READ MORE


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