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Latest January 2006 in Thailand Stories

2005-07-16 01:42:17

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra faced down a barrage of criticism on Saturday for assuming sweeping powers to tackle a 19-month-old insurgency in the country's Muslim south.

2005-07-14 20:52:31

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra called a hasty cabinet meeting on Friday after Muslim militants threw a southern town into chaos with a series of concerted attacks.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.