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  • 10 die, 27 hurt in fortnight of violence

    26 Feb 2015 : Ten people were killed and 27 wounded in 27 violent incidents in the southernmost border provinces in the two weeks Feb 10-25, according to the Region 4 Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc).

  • Navy shows soft spot for strays

    26 Feb 2015 : The problem of stray dogs may draw scant interest from the majority of the public, but it is not overlooked by the navy, which has embarked on a long-term campaign to assist Thailand's homeless hounds. 

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  • Teen 'in shock' after wrongly linked to Charlie Hebdo attack

    11 Jan 2015 : CHARLEVILLE-MéZIèRES — Mourad Hamyd describes himself as a normal 18-year-old who lives with his parents but on the day France was gripped by the Charlie Hebdo massacre, he became known as "the third suspect" -- even though he was in class at the time of the shooting.

  • Army to buy US copters for new fleet

    10 Jan 2015 : Army chief Udomdej Sitabutr said the military has chosen a US-made helicopter as part of plans to modernise its helicopter fleet in the 2016 fiscal year.

  • Russia seeks military, trade ties

    09 Jan 2015 : Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov has proposed military cooperation with Thailand and has also expressed interest in buying a lot of Thai rubber, oficials say.

  • Three insurgents killed in Pattani raid

    09 Jan 2015 : Three insurgents were killed in a shootout and two other suspects arrested when a security team raided an Islamic religious school in Mayo district of Pattani on Friday morning.

  • Army mulls new US helicopters

    09 Jan 2015 : The military is moving toward making the American-made UH-72A Lakota Thailand’s main light-utility helicopter with the army planning to add on to last year’s order of 15 Airbus Helicopters choppers with more to replace its ageing fleet of Vietnam-era aircraft.

  • Checkpoint reopens after border talks

    09 Jan 2015 : Thailand today was scheduled to reopen an Ubon Ratchathani border crossing after talks with Cambodia regarding a border dispute over road construction near the disputed Preah Vihear temple, Cambodian media reported today.

  • South violence plummets in 4Q

    08 Jan 2015 : Both violent insurgency-related incidents and deaths plummeted in the last quarter of 2014, with both falling about 50% or more year-on-year.

  • Nan villagers oppose mosque project

    07 Jan 2015 : Villagers in Nan province are opposing construction of an Islamic mosque in Phu Phiang district, fearing it could bring political and religious conflict seen in Thailand’s Muslim-dominated Far South.

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    Prayut denies plans to shake up cabinet

    07 Jan 2015 : Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha denies working on plans to reshuffle cabinet members or senior military officers following a rumour that three ministers in key army posts would be asked to resign.

  • Firefight leaves 2 dead in Narathiwat

    06 Jan 2015 : Two suspected militants were killed in gun battle with rangers on a highway in Narathiwat's Cho Airong district Tuesday.

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