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Bombings Rattle Southern Thailand

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 11:12 am (UTC-5)
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Multiple bombs shook Thailand Friday, killing three people and wounding at least 50 in the country’s violence-plagued south. Thai officials say the first bomb was hidden on a motorbike and blew up outside a Chinese community organization in the Sungai Golok district of Narathiwat province. They say that blast was quickly followed by two others […]

Thai PM Continues Regional Diplomatic Mission

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrived in Laos Friday for a one-day official state visit. Ms. Yingluck was slated to hold talks with her Lao counterpart Tongsing Tammawong on bilateral relations, trade and investment. She is expected to announce an assistance package for those in Laos affected by recent natural disasters and a school partnership […]

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Thai PM Visits Cambodia Seeking to Mend Frayed Relations

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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New Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her Cambodian counterpart, Hun Sen, have agreed to redeploy troops away from a flashpoint border area where armies from both countries engaged in deadly clashes earlier this year. The agreement came Thursday during a one-day visit by Ms. Yingluck to the Cambodian capital. Details of the deal were […]

Thai PM Visits Cambodia Seeking to Mend Frayed Relations

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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New Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her Cambodian counterpart, Hun Sen, have agreed to redeploy troops away from a flashpoint border area where armies from both countries engaged in deadly clashes earlier this year. The agreement came Thursday during a one-day visit by Ms. Yingluck to the Cambodian capital. Details of the deal were […]

Thai PM Visits Cambodia Seeking to Mend Frayed Relations

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visits neighboring Cambodia Thursday in hopes of normalizing relations after a series of deadly border clashes. Ms. Yingluck, who took office last month, is to hold talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen after a welcoming ceremony in Phnom Penh, and then proceed to Khemarin Palace to meet King Norodom Sihamoni. […]

Thai PM Visits Indonesia With Trade Issues Topping Agenda

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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The leaders of Thailand and Indonesia have promised to boost trade and security cooperation. The promise was made Monday during a visit to Jakarta by Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The visit is the second in a series of get-acquainted meetings for the new Thai leader, who visited Brunei Saturday. She travels Thursday to Cambodia, […]

Thai PM Visits Indonesia With Trade Issues Topping Agenda

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra travels to Indonesia Monday for talks expected to focus on economic issues. The visit is the second in a series of get-acquainted meetings for the new Thai leader, who visited Brunei on Saturday. She travels Thursday to Cambodia, where she is expected to appeal for the release of two imprisoned […]

Thai PM to Visit Cambodia Next Week

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 7:06 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say Thailand’s newly installed prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, will visit Cambodia next week. Cambodian Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kyuong told VOA he expects the September 15 visit to produce a major improvement in relations between the two countries, which fought a series of border skirmishes earlier this year. The spokesman said relations with Thailand […]

6 Dead, 1 Wounded in Thailand’s Violent South

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Thailand’s violent south say suspected Muslim militants killed six people and wounded another Friday in coordinated attacks. Authorities said the first attack took place overnight, when the suspected militants shot and killed a worker at a rubber plantation in southern Narathiwat province. Officials said the suspected insurgents then bombed a truck carrying six […]

6 Dead, 1 Wounded in Thailand’s Violent South

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Thailand’s violent south say suspected Muslim militants killed six people and wounded another Friday in coordinated attacks. Authorities said suspected insurgents detonated a bomb buried in a road, as a truck carrying six defense volunteers drove to the scene of an earlier shooting at a rubber plantation. Five of the volunteers were killed […]

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