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Pakistan air strikes kill 11 militants: military

Pakistan air strikes kill 11 militants: military ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's military said on Wednesday it had killed 11 militants in air strikes in a troubled tribal district near the Afghan border. Pakistani troops during a patrol in the village of Ghundai in the Khyber tribal district on July 18, 2014 … Full News here – […]

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General Prayuth Chan-ocha at an Arm Show

United States Arms Still Flowing into Thailand Despite Military Coup

General Prayuth Chan-ocha at an Arm Show   BANGKOK – In the six months since Thailand’s military coup, the United States has exported tens of millions of dollars’ worth of military equipment to the unelected government there. This finding is based on a new analysis of US Census Bureau export data conducted by Truthout. The […]

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Military Junta Blocks Thailand page of the Human Rights Watch

The government has blocked access to the page inside the country.   BANGKOK – Thailand’s Military led government has blocked the Thailand page of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) website after receiving harsh criticism from the organization. Attempts to view it are redirected to a splash screen from the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, […]

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Thai police display pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man who is at the center of a surrogacy scandal during a press conference at the police headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand.

Thailand Military Appointed Parliament Votes to Ban Commercial Surrogacy

The draft bill, which passed its first reading on Friday by 177 votes, says violators could face 10 years in jail.   BANGKOK – Thailand’s Military Appointed parliament has voted to ban commercial surrogacy after outrage erupted over the unregulated industry following a series scandals including the case of an Australian couple accused of abandoning […]

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A Thai soldier stands guard in front of the Democracy Monument in Bangkok after the military seized power on May 22. Pic: AP.

Thailand’s military junta to delay elections to 2016 – is anyone surprised?

A Thai soldier stands guard in front of the Democracy Monument in Bangkok after the military seized power on May 22. Pic: AP. In the immediate aftermath of the military coup of the May 22 earlier this year, there was some early hope by rather optimistic (but ultimately naive) observers that this hostile takeover of powers […]

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Military units to be opened for sale of cheap goods and ‘freebies’

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday he would open all military units in Bangkok and encourage business operators to hand out “freebies” to the public in the New Year. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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The military-run government recently announced it was considering changing the regulations covering joint venture enterprises

Thailand’s Military Proposes Less Foreign Control of Joint Ventures

The military-run government recently announced it was considering changing the regulations covering joint venture enterprises   BANGKOK – Economic woes continue in Thailand with the news that exports are likely to shrink for the second year in a row, and third quarter growth was less than expected. Foreign investors have also expressed concerns about proposed […]

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Military Detains Activists in Chiang Mai at Checkpoint in Chiang Dao District

Siripon Chaipetch and Jindarat Permlarpwirun   CHIANG MAI – Police in Chiang Mai were order by the Thai Army to find and arrested 2 women activist on Thursday night after they took and shared a photo of themselves holding a sheet of paper reading “No Martial Law” and “No NCPO.” The military said free expression […]

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A woman walks past a shoe shop in downtown Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Pic: AP.

28 weeks later: Economic stability comes at a cost under Thailand’s military junta

A woman walks past a shoe shop in downtown Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Household spending has dropped sharply this year amid high debt levels. Pic: AP. This is the second part in our week-long series reflecting on Thailand six months – or 28 weeks – after the military coup. Click on the links to read […]

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Military MPs refuse to amend Constitution

Military MPs have agreed not to amend Section 436 and Section 59 (F) during the discussions in Union Assembly on November 13. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, chairman of Thailand

Gen. Prayuth Defends His Military Coup to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

  Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, chairman of Thailand’s military junta and Prime Minister,at international summit in Naypyidaw, Myanmar – MYANMAR – Thailand’s military leader has asked the secretary general of United Nations to “understand” that dire circumstances drove him to stage a coup against the elected government six months ago. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, chairman of Thailand’s […]

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General Prayuth Chan-ocha gives a traditional greeting to foreign chamber of commerce members before a meeting at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok after Coup.

Thailand’s Military Government Once Again Trying to Prevent Foreign Control of Joint Ventures

General Prayuth Chan-ocha gives a traditional greeting to foreign chamber of commerce members before a meeting at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok after Coup.   BANGKOK – Foreign businesses in Thailand are raising the alarm over new proposals to prevent overseas control of joint venture firms operating in Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy, creating […]

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Thai Military Intensifies Security Measures for Southern Border Schools

Thai soldiers walk past Muslim students while checking security at a classroom in Pattani Province, southern Thailand – – NARATHIWAT – Schools in the three southern border provinces of Narahitwat, Yala and Pattani opened for the second semester of the current academic year today under intensified security measures. Soldiers, police, administrators and defense volunteers have […]

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Thai bomb squad units inspect the site of an explosion at a restaurant in Pattani province

Thailand’s Military Beefs up Security in Pattani after Bomb Attacks

Thai bomb squad units inspect the site of an explosion at a restaurant in Pattani province – – PATTANI – Thailand’s Military beefed up security in the southern border province of Pattani yesterday following separate bomb attacks at four restaurants and bars in Muang district on Friday evening, which killed one waitress and injured two […]

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The US scales down “Cobra Gold” military exercises in Thailand

US Marines march past a Royal Thai Army member after a drill during the annual “Cobra Gold” military exercise at Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand, on February 14, 2013 (Photo: Saksith Saiyasombut) A crucial part in the military junta’s desire to win approval from the international community are its current ties to the United States. But the signs between […]

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