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Thailand Urges Young Lovers Not To Have Sex On Valentine's Day

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Ah, Valentine's Day. Call the police, or better yet the Moral Promotion Center. In most countries, Feb. 14 is a highly commercialize...

Thailand To Build One Of The World's Tallest Skyscrapers

AP | Posted 10.15.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Higher than a bird, almost as high as some planes. It's Super Tower. And it's coming to Bangkok. A Thai property developer has annou...

These Photos Capture A Nomadic Thai Community In Transition

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

Thai Junta Lifts Nationide Curfew

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

BANGKOK, June 13 (Reuters) - Thailand's military government lifted a curfew nationwide on Friday, citing the absence of any violence and the need to...

Thai Junta Bans All Anti-Coup Protests

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 05.29.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — More than 1,000 Thai troops and police sealed off one of Bangkok's busiest intersections Thursday to prevent a planned protest, as au...

'Do Not Criticize'

AP | TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Bolstered by an endorsement from Thailand's king, the nation's new military ruler issued a stark warning Monday to anyone opposed to ...

The Dramatic Final Hours Before Thailand's Coup

AP | TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 05.24.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's all-powerful army chief started the extraordinary meeting by asking participants to give a progress report on their "homew...

Thai Junta Cracks Down On Dissident Voices

AP | TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 07.24.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — The top general in Thailand's ruling junta warned people Sunday not to join anti-coup street protests, saying normal democratic princ...

Thai Coup Leaders Dissolve Last Democratic Institution

AP | Posted 05.24.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's coup leaders say they are dissolving the country's Senate and will assume all lawmaking power. Saturday's announcement, w...

Thai Coup Leader Sets Out His Plans

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK, May 23 (Reuters) - Thai army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha s...

LOOK: Thailand's Military Coup In 10 Steps

Posted 05.22.2014 | World

Thailand's military seized power from the government and suspended the constitution on Thursday, in moves that amount to the latest in the country's l...

Thai Army Suspends Constitution After Coup

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

BANGKOK, May 22 (Reuters) - Thailand's army chief, Prayuth Chan-ocha, will head the military council that is now in charge of the country, a deputy ...

Martial Law In Thailand: What You Need To Know

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — As Thailand finishes its first day under martial law, there are some questions that the military action raises. Many wonder if the ar...

Bangkok's Army Checkpoints Get Flowery Makeover

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 05.07.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Military checkpoints set up in Thailand's capital to keep security during the country's political unrest are getting a makeover in a ...

Why Thailand's Election Won't Solve Anything

AP | GRANT PECK and JINDA WEDEL | Posted 01.31.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's general election is on Sunday, but the main opposition Democrat Party is boycotting it and protesters are seeking to scutt...

Thailand Pushes Ahead With Election Despite Unrest

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2014 | World

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Thailand's embattled government is pushing ahead with a g...

Thai Protest Leader Killed In Pre-Election Clashes

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

BANGKOK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - A Thai anti-government protest leader was shot and killed in Bangkok on Sunday when violence erupted as demonstrators bl...

Thailand's 'White Shirts' Make A Plea For Compromise

AP | GRANT PECK and THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 01.24.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — While thousands of protesters occupied major intersections around Thailand's capital to demand that the government scrap upcoming ele...

Explosion Injures Dozens Of Protesters In Bangkok

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE and TODD PITMAN | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government de...

What You Need To Know About The Political Protests In Thailand

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Anti-government protesters in Thailand are blocking key intersections in the heart of Bangkok in an attempt to bring the government to a standstill an...

Thai Protesters Paralyze Capital

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

By Andrew R.C. Marshall BANGKOK, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The Thai Foreign Ministry once occupied a neoclassical palace built for a revered ...

Thai Crisis Deepens As Powerful Army Chief Hints At Intervention

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

By Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat BANGKOK, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Thailand's powerful army chief refused on Friday to rule out military inte...

Thai Protesters Vow To Continue Battle After King's Birthday

AP | JINDA WEDEL | Posted 12.04.2013 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra returned to her office Wednesday after five days away but her effort to show that normalcy was ret...

LOOK: 852 Thai Children Set Human Christmas Tree Record

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Christmas is not a holiday in predominantly Buddhist Thailand, and its palm trees outnumber pines, but the country still set a world ...

Flood Barriers Will Determine Bangkok's Fate

AP | TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 12.15.2011 | World

RANGSIT, Thailand — Flood barriers protecting the Thai capital from the country's worst floodwaters in decades have been holding up so far. Com...