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  • Thai cabinet meets king; doubt grows over power handover schedule

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's new military-stacked cabinet met King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok on Thursday, marking the formal start of an administration that will spend at least a year overhauling the political system before calling an election. The...
  • Thai junta may lift martial law in tourist areas

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military government is considering lifting martial law in some provinces, particularly in those that attract a lot of tourists, a junta spokesman said on Wednesday. The military declared martial law across the country on...
  • Thailand picks team for talks with Muslim rebels

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will assemble a peace negotiating team by the end of the week to revive talks with Muslim separatists whose insurgency in the south of the country has cost thousands of lives in the past decade, the military junta said on...
  • British rights activist faces libel trial in Thailand

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - A British rights activist went on trial in Bangkok on Tuesday accused of defaming a leading Thai fruit company in the first of a series of criminal and civil lawsuits filed against him by the firm. The trial comes as civil society...
  • Thai Nok Airlines sees lower net loss in third quarter, aims for profit in fourth quarter

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's second-largest budget carrier, Nok Airlines , said on Monday it expected its net loss in the third quarter will be lower than the second and aims to make profit in the fourth quarter due to rising passenger numbers. As...
  • New Thai PM uses holy water, feng shui to ward off occult

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - As he prepares to move in to Bangkok's Government House this week, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is going to great lengths to sweep away any occult challenge. Prayuth, 60, has left nothing to chance since leading a military...
  • Factbox: List of host cities for the Asian Games

    (Reuters) - List of host cities of the Asian Games, first held in 1951, ahead of the 17th edition in Incheon, South Korea. 1951 - New Delhi, India 1954 - Manila, Philippines 1958 - Tokyo, Japan 1962 - Jakarta, Indonesia 1966 - Bangkok, Thailand 1970...
  • Thai military coup leader bestowed role of civilian prime minister

    The general who led a military coup in Thailand three months ago took on the civilian mantle of prime minister Thursday when the legislators he appointed nominated him as sole candidate and voted overwhelmingly to make him government chief. Gen. Prayuth...
  • Thailand's junta upbeat on economy, but not out of woods yet

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's junta wants to sell a positive story about its coup saving a troubled economy from recession, and while it seems to have business on board there is little evidence yet of a sustainable, broad-based recovery. A plethora of...
  • Thai king endorses junta leader as prime minister

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was endorsed as prime minister by Thailand's king on Monday, four days after he was elected by his own hand-picked parliament, although critics called his appointment a political farce....
  • Thai junta leader tells nation to move on from coup

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, in an address to the nation a day after he was elected prime minister by a legislature he hand-picked, asked Thais not to dwell on the dramatic coup he led in May. "There is no point saying...