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Thai army stops 155 people from leaving country after coup

Thailand`s military government has banned 155 people including politicians and activists from leaving the country after staging a coup following months of political turmoil, according to a statement read on television on Friday.

Explosions in southern Thailand kill 1, wound 24

Suspected Muslim insurgents in southern Thailand launched a wave of attacks on Sunday that killed one person and wounded 24 others.

Indian facing deportation says will back Thai protests

A leading Indian businessman facing deportation from Thailand today said he would continue to participate in anti-governement protests despite the action taken against him.

Thailand protestors block advance voting for migrants

Protestors in Thailand Sunday blocked many polling stations and disrupted advance voting ahead of next week`s general elections, officials said.

Thai PM seeks military`s help to end political deadlock: Media

Thailand`s beleaguered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has asked the powerful military to act as a mediator in pushing for a new dialogue with the anti-government protest movement which has vowed to "shut down" Bangkok from January 13.

Thai ruling party to launch election bid amid protests

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra`s party is due on Saturday to kick off campaigning for controversial elections boycotted by the opposition and rejected by anti-government protesters preparing to "shut down" Bangkok.

Thai protesters say no plan to shut airports

Thailand`s anti-government protest movement reassured tourists Friday that it would not target the kingdom`s airports or public transportation during a planned "shutdown" of Bangkok later this month.

India supports Thai govt`s move to hold fresh election

India on Monday supported Thailand government`s move to hold fresh elections after facing protests for past several weeks, saying it favours all measures to uphold the rule of law and resolve political differences through democratic processes.

Thai protest leaders refuse to give up, but streets calm

Protesters seeking to topple Thailand`s government stayed off the street on Friday after halting their demonstration the day before out of respect for the king on his birthday but clashes were reported overnight, one at the occupied Finance Ministry.

Thai protesters move on ministries, offices in anti-government push

Thousands of Thai demonstrators marched on Wednesday towards a government office complex they planned to shut down as part of efforts to cripple the government and oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.