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Thai anti-junta leader says 'no giving up' on forming next government

16 May 2019

BANGKOK An alliance of Thai anti-junta parties is not giving up on forming the country's next government and blocking the ruling junta from retaining power following a disputed March election, a leader of a key member party said on Wednesday.

Three Thais accused of insulting king have disappeared: rights groups

10 May 2019

BANGKOK Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Friday, months after two exiled critics of the military and monarchy turned up dead.

Three Thais accused of insulting king have disappeared - rights groups

10 May 2019

BANGKOK, May 10 Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Friday, months after two exiled critics of the military and monarchy turned up dead.

Newly crowned Thai king carried through Bangkok in royal procession

06 May 2019

BANGKOK Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn visited Buddhist temples and greeted his subjects for the first time since his crowning in a royal procession around the old quarter of Bangkok on Sunday, as part of intricate coronation ceremonies held over three days.

Fake mews? Confusion over cat at Thai king's coronation ceremony

05 May 2019

BANGKOK Animal lovers in Thailand were thrown into confusion on Sunday over whether a Siamese cat presented to the newly crowned Thai king and his queen was a living feline - or not.

Fake mews? Confusion over cat at Thai king's coronation ceremony

05 May 2019

BANGKOK Animal lovers in Thailand were thrown into confusion on Sunday over whether a Siamese cat presented to the newly crowned Thai king and his queen was a living feline - or not.

Before raid, "seasteaders" planned floating resort off Thailand

29 Apr 2019

BANGKOK The 6-metre (20 ft) wide floating cabin that was home to an American bitcoin trader and his Thai girlfriend was supposed to launch a village of buoy-based homes in international waters.

Thai central bank can afford to 'pause' on policy: governor

01 Apr 2019

BANGKOK The governor of the Bank of Thailand on Monday downplayed risks to the economy from the country's disputed recent election and asserted the central bank can afford to take a wait-and-see stance on monetary policy.

Charges of cheating amid confusion over Thailand's election result

25 Mar 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's first general election since a military coup five years ago was thrown into disarray on Monday as two opposition parties alleged cheating and the election commission said it could be weeks until the make-up of parliament becomes clear. | Video

Pakistani Christian woman's blasphemy ordeal highlights plight of minorities

01 Nov 2018

ISLAMABAD Until one sweltering day in 2009, Asia Bibi led a simple life with her husband and children in rural Pakistan. Hers was one of only three Christian families in her village but they'd never had much trouble from Muslim neighbours, relatives say. | Video

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