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Thailand Bill to Restrict Protests Sails Through First Reading
Bangkok: Thailand-:39:s parliament voted overwhelmingly today in favour of a bill that restricts political demonstrations, something critics fear will be used to smother dissent after ...
Courtyard Bangkok Celebrates gCircuit SONGKRAN 9 With a Special Offer
Courtyard Bangkok is welcoming guests with an exclusive promotion that coincides with one of the world-:39:s largest annual gay circuit events, SONGKRAN 2015. The world-class gCircuit festival returns to Thailand-:39:s ...
Thai junta chief may testify to agency probing 2010 crackdown
BANGKOK - Thailand-:39:s junta chief Thursday said he is willing to provide testimony about his involvement in a deadly 2010 military crackdown on anti-government protesters in Bangkok that left more than 90 dead. Prayuth Chan-O-Cha, a former army chief who seized power last May, is often described as the architect of the crackdown which ended months of street protests by -quot:Red Shirt-quot: supporters ...
Thailand-:39:s drive against illegal ivory trade
Bangkok, Thailand, 23rd February 2015 Ivory traffickers be warned: the Thai authorities have a powerful forensic tool in the countrys drive to detect ivory of illegal origin entering its markets and ensure domestic traders are complying with new laws.
Thailand Parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of Bill to restrict political protests
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand-:39:s Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday in favour of a Bill that restricts political demonstrations, something critics fear will be used to smother ...
Stuck in limbo, Bangkok-:39:s hidden urban refugees scrape by
BANGKOK (AP) They were a middle-class family in Pakistan, living in a comfortable three-bedroom apartment with a modern kitchen and a PlayStation for the three kids. A death threat signed by a Muslim extremist group with three bullets attached compelled the Christian family to leave it all behind 18 months ago. More than half the 14 million refugees and asylum-seekers under the mandate of ...
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BANGKOK: Thailands economy slowed sharply in 2014 to grow at its slowest pace for three years, as political turmoil engulfing the kingdom compounded a fall in agricultural prices and waning exports.
Parents of former Thai princess confess to insulting monarchy
BANGKOK, Thailand The elderly parents of a former Thai princess were taken into police custody Friday, February 27, after confessing to defaming the kingdom-:39:s royal family, an institution protected by one of the world-:39:s toughest lese majeste laws. The pair are the latest close relatives of ...
With the theme Catching the Creative Spirit, the 33rd Bangkok International Fashion Fair and Bangkok International Leather Fair (BIFF - BIL 2015) will be held at Challenger Halls 1-2 IMPACT, in Bangkok, Thailand on March 11-15, 2015. The theme reflects the growing emphasis on creativity, flair, and quality design on textiles, fashion, and leather goods from Thailand and other countries across ...
A woman offers prayers to a spirit house in a slum area in downtown Bangkok.