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Thai Coup Leaders Free Ousted PM —Sort of

Yingluck Shinawatra reportedly under house arrest

(Newser) - Deposed Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been released from military detention by coup leaders, reports CNN , two days after she was ordered to surrender. Her situation isn't entirely clear, however, with a source telling the AP that while Yingluck is no longer being held in an army camp,... More »

Thais to Army: Your Music Stinks

US condemns coup as military tightens grip

(Newser) - With Thailand's military now firmly in control of the country after yesterday's coup , more than 150 politicians and activists have been detained and banned from leaving the country. Among them was ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was summoned for talks with army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha today along... More »

Thai Army: OK, Now It's a Coup

Army chief ends 2 days of meetings, grabs control

(Newser) - Two days after Thailand's military instituted martial law in what it said was decidedly not a coup , the army chief took to national television today to announce that now it's staging a coup d'etat. The move abruptly ended two days of meetings between political rivals that had... More »

Thais Storm Army HQ

Soldiers stand by as protesters come over gate

(Newser) - Protesters in Thailand stormed the national army headquarters today, breaking into their latest high-profile target in a bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra . The crowd of about 1,200 people broke the padlocked gate at the Royal Thai Army compound and forced their way inside, saying they wanted to... More »

UN Orders Thai, Cambodian Troops Out of Temple Area

Court tries to end clashes around the Preah Vihear temple

(Newser) - The UN's highest court created a demilitarized zone around a 1,000-year-old temple today on the disputed border between Cambodia and Thailand, and ordered the armed forces from both countries to withdraw. Both countries claimed they were satisfied with the ruling by the International Court of Justice, meant to... More »

Thailand-Cambodia Border Clash Hits 4th Day

Five reported killed in border dispute

(Newser) - Thai and Cambodian troops faced off for the fourth consecutive day today, trading shells and gunfire in a border dispute. At least two Thais and three Cambodians have died in the clashes, as “yellow shirt” nationalist protesters in Bangkok call for the government’s resignation. The 2-square-mile area in... More »

Thailand: Protest Violence Mostly Over

But some fighting continues as Bangkok burns

(Newser) - The Thai government declared today that it had mostly quelled 10 weeks of violent protests that left many parts of the capital aflame. A nighttime curfew was extended in Bangkok and 23 other provinces for three more days, as troops and die-hard anti-government protesters exchanged sporadic fire in parts of... More »

Bangkok Burns After Protest Leaders Surrender

Red-shirt hardliners torch buildings

(Newser) - Seven Thai protest leaders surrendered in Bangkok today and called off their uprising, but Bangkok continued to erupt in violence as Red Shirts torched buildings, including the Thai stock exchange, a TV station, a utility company, and shopping malls. Leaders surrendered after troops stormed a protest encampment, killing at least... More »

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