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Wednesday 04 August 2010
Thailand's Prime Minister yesterday approved the military's promotions list, with a hardline opponent of anti-government protesters reportedly taking the army's top post amid fears that political violence could re-ignite.
Saturday 19 June 2010
Wednesday 26 May 2010
An arrest warrant has been issued for ousted Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, on terrorism charges in connection with the country's recent bloody protests.
Saturday 22 May 2010
Thailand's leader promised to launch an independent probe into "all events" surrounding the Red Shirt anti-government protests, and yesterday called for reconciliation to heal the deep political divisions that led to widespread violence and 83 deaths in two months.
Friday 21 May 2010
Not since the military's massacre of students in 1976 has Thailand been so fractured. That massacre – a still sensitive topic from the country's coup-littered recent history – was part of a crackdown on left-wing students amid fears of a Communist takeover. Now the opposing forces stand divided over one man, the ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawtra, and his populist policies.
Thursday 13 May 2010
The chief military advisor of Thailand's anti-government protesters was injured in the head, after an explosion and bursts of automatic gunfire were heard near Bangkok's business district today.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Thailand's army said today it would begin limiting supplies of water, food and electricity to protesters camped in central Bangkok in a bid to clear the streets by midnight.
Thursday 29 April 2010
Security forces fired live rounds and rubber bullets at protesters during a clash outside Bangkok as the Red Shirts tested the government's vow to contain their disruptive rallies.
Monday 26 April 2010
Anti-government protesters encamped for weeks in central Bangkok promised more aggressive measures after the government rejected their proposals to end increasingly violent protests in return for early polls.
Saturday 24 April 2010
Protesters and the Thai government stepped back from the brink of all-out armed conflict yesterday as both sides offered hints of compromise a day after deadly grenade attacks hit Bangkok's business district.
Thursday 22 April 2010
A grenade attack near a massive encampment of anti-government protesters in Bangkok killed one person and wounded dozens today.
Tuesday 20 April 2010
Monday 12 April 2010
Both government and protesters mourned their dead after fighting left 21 dead, but neither side were ready to compromise to end the stalemate that threatens more violence. Jatuporn Prompan, a leader of the "Red Shirt" protesters, said the group would never negotiate with "murderers". The government said demonstrators used heavy weapons against soldiers
Wednesday 07 April 2010
Anti-government protesters stormed into Thailand's parliament today as MPs scaled walls to flee and a helicopter evacuation of others still trapped inside was being prepared, Thai TV and officials said.
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