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Violence in Thailand

Thailand seeks Thaksin's arrest over protests

Thailand issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra for inciting street battles between anti-government protesters and troops that left two dead and 123 hurt. Full story

BACKGROUND

The "red-shirts" in Thailand

The United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), or the "red-shirts", is a major anti-government force in Thailand.

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Thai cabinet decides not to lift state of emergency

2009-04-17 07:10:34 GMT Xinhua English BANGKOK, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The Thai cabinet on Friday decided not to lift a state of emergency in Bangkok as peace was not fully restored, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said.

Thai "yellow shirt" leader survives assassination attempt

2009-04-17 02:32:07 GMT Xinhua English BANGKOK, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Sondhi Limthongkul, a leader of yellow-shirts protest movement which seized Bangkok airports last year, was ambushed and injured when gunmen opened fire on his car early Friday morning, Thai media reported.

Thailand seeks Thaksin's arrest over protests

2009-04-15 09:01:15 GMT China Daily BANGKOK -- Thailand issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra for inciting street battles between anti-government protesters and troops that left two dead and 123 hurt.

Thai Public Health Ministry: 2 died, 133 injured during scattered rioting

2009-04-15 07:46:57 GMT Xinhua English BANGKOK, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Public Health Ministry announced here on Wednesday that two died and other 133 people were injured during the recent scattered rioting due to anti-government protests in the capital Bangkok.

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Thai protesters begin to head home

2009-04-14 08:32:59 GMT Xinhua English Thai anti-government protesters began to head home Tuesday afternoon after their leaders surrendered to police and called an end to the rally. But the security in the capital Bangkok is still tight.

Two dead as violent clashes rock Bangkok

2009-04-14 03:39:38 GMT SINA.com At least 113 people, including more than two dozen soldiers, have been injured as violence in the streets of Thailand's capital continues to intensify, emergency personnel said Tuesday.

Violence escalates in Thailand

2009-04-13 15:30:32 GMT Xinhua English BANGKOK, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Violence in Thailand is escalating Monday despite government troops attempted to gain control and restore order to the capital Bangkok.

Thai PM calls for halt to violence

2009-04-13 09:01:50 GMT China Daily Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has called for a revolution after rioting erupted in Bangkok.

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China sincerely hopes to see stability in Thailand

2009-04-14 10:41:11 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- China said Tuesday it sincerely hoped to see social harmony and stable economic growth in Thailand.

Ditch Thailand vacation, nations tell tourists

2009-04-14 00:15:01 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, April 14 -- Japan urged its nationals to avoid wearing red or yellow colors in Bangkok, while France and Britain advised citizens to stay indoors as rioting spread Monday in the Thai capital and countries worldwide issued travel advisories.

Gov't issues Thailand travel warning

2009-04-13 23:52:33 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, April 14 -- Chinese travelers are being warned not to enter Thailand.

Japanese PM back home from canceled Asian summits in Thailand

2009-04-12 01:24:37 GMT Xinhua English TOKYO, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso returned home early Sunday from Thailand after the Thai government postponed the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) related summits due to massive anti-government demonstrations.

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Backgrounder: Thailand's power changes after Thaksin ousted in 2006

2009-04-13 08:33:16 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Thailand has experienced frequent power changes after former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted on Sept. 19, 2006 in a bloodless coup. The following is a chronology of the changes.

Backgrounder: Major protests in Thailand since 2008

2009-04-13 05:25:07 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Thai protests have escalated as hundreds of army soldiers and anti-government protesters clashed in Bangkok early Monday morning after Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency in the capital city.

Profile: Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva

2009-04-12 08:17:29 GMT Xinhua English BANGKOK, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva Sunday noon declared a state of emergency in Bangkok and provinces surrounding Bangkok, following mass anti-government protests demanding his step down.

Backgrounder: The "red-shirts" in Thailand

2009-04-11 06:38:21 GMT Xinhua English BANGKOK, April 11 (Xinhua) -- The United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), or the "red-shirts", is a major anti-government force in Thailand. Its members and supporters are often referred to informally as "red shirts" since they are known for wearing red clothes during anti-government protests.