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2006-08-25 00:20:12

By Ed Cropley BANGKOK (Reuters) - Sceptical Thai media questioned on Friday the government's assertion of a plot to blow up Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but the opposition feared the incident could presage a violent election campaign.

2006-08-07 08:29:25

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra kicked off his campaign on Monday for a general election re-run, promising to shore up farm prices, hand out free computers for every child and tackle poverty in Thailand's poorest region.

2006-08-07 03:20:59

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Embattled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra kicked off his campaign on Monday for a general election re-run, handing out cows and land deeds in Thailand's poorest region.

2006-07-25 22:33:08

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand moved promptly toward fixing a long-running political crisis on Wednesday after a court cleared the way to a solution by jailing its three sitting election commissioners for four years.

2006-07-25 06:44:36

By Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court sent three election commissioners to jail for four years on Tuesday for mishandling April's inconclusive general election, clearing the way for a new poll to end a long-running political crisis.

2006-07-13 02:35:01

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court agreed on Thursday to consider allegations of electoral abuse by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's ruling party and the main opposition party which could lead to their being disbanded.

2006-06-27 03:22:26

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai prosecutors voted unanimously on Tuesday to ask the Constitutional Court to disband Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's ruling party and the opposition Democrat Party for violating election laws.

2006-06-25 00:53:09

Kitiphong Thaicharoen BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Sunday his ruling party had done nothing wrong as it faces possible dissolution over alleged violation of election laws. "How can it be dissolved? The Thai Rak Thai party has done nothing wrong.

2006-05-23 00:40:39

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra formally took back the reins of power on Tuesday, chairing a cabinet meeting almost two months after he came under fire from critics and announced he was taking a break.

2006-05-16 02:00:21

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's top courts, given the arduous job of ending a complex political and constitutional crisis, were expected to pile more pressure on election commissioners to quit on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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