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River Management Conference Meeting in Thailand

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of river managers from around the world are gathering in Thailand to discuss how best to meet growing food, water and energy needs while doing as little harm to the environment as possible. The “Mekong2Rio” three-day, international conference opens Tuesday in the Thai resort of Phuket. Hans Guttman, the leader of the Mekong River […]

Thai Government Warns of More Bombings in South

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Thailand on Monday warned of more attacks in the country’s insurgency-plagued south after identifying suspects in a series of bombings last week that killed 14 people and wounded more than 300 others. Police say Saturday’s attacks, which occurred in shopping and business areas, were the work of a hard core insurgent group operating […]

Thai Continues Work on Disputed Dam, Ignoring Regional Pact

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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An environmental group says a Thai company is going ahead with work on a controversial hydroelectric dam on the Lower Mekong River, despite an agreement to postpone a final decision on the project. U.S.-based International Rivers says it has discovered that preliminary construction has continued on the $3.5 billion Xayaburi Dam in Laos, including an […]

Thai, Malaysian Leaders Hold Talks on Border Unrest

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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The prime ministers of Thailand and Malaysia are promising deeper cooperation in an ongoing push against a low-level rebellion in Muslim-majority border regions separating the two Southeast Asian nations. The pledge came Monday in a meeting outside Kuala Lumpur between Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak. Both countries belong to […]

Thai, Malaysian Leaders Hold Talks on Border Unrest

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The prime ministers of Thailand and Malaysia are promising deeper cooperation in an ongoing push against a low-level rebellion in Muslim-majority border regions separating the two Southeast Asian nations. The pledge came Monday in a meeting outside Kuala Lumpur between Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak. Both countries belong to […]

Thailand Searches for More Suspects in Bangkok Blasts

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Thailand are looking for at least two more suspects in connection with this week’s explosions in Bangkok that police say were part of an assassination plot targeting Israeli diplomats. Two Iranian men were arrested immediately after Tuesday’s bomb blasts in the Thai capital of Bangkok, which left four civilians injured. The third suspect […]

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Police Say Thailand Bombers Targeted Israeli Diplomats

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Thai authorities say three Iranians who have been arrested in connection with this week’s explosions in Bangkok were part of an assassination plot targeting Israeli diplomats. The third suspect was arrested Wednesday in Malaysia at the international airport in Kuala Lumpur. Two other Iranian men were arrested immediately after Tuesday’s bomb blasts in the Thai […]

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Israel Links Bangkok Bombing to Blasts in India, Georgia

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iran is rejecting accusations by Israel that it is behind Tuesday’s bomb blasts in the Thai capital of Bangkok and car bombing attacks against Israeli diplomatic targets in India and Georgia. Itzhak Shoham, the Israeli ambassador to Thailand, says the explosives used in the Bangkok blasts were identical to those used in New Delhi and […]

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Police: Iranian Man Blows Off Legs In Bangkok Blast

Posted February 14th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thai authorities say an Iranian man carrying a bomb blew off his own legs and wounded four other people in three successive blasts Tuesday in Bangkok. Government officials say the first blast went off at a house rented by the man in the central part of the Thai capital. It was shortly followed by the […]

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Police: Iranian Man Blows Off Legs In Bangkok Blast

Posted February 14th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Thai authorities say an Iranian man carrying a bomb blew off his own legs and wounded four other people in three successive blasts Tuesday in Bangkok. Government officials say the first blast went off at a house rented by the man in the central part of the Thai capital. It was shortly followed by the […]

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