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Twilight of the king | The Economist

After the ailing monarch goes, what next? TO THE casual observer the country is calm and orderly. And reverential: adorning a sweet-seller’s stall in a buzzing market in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, are a dozen laminated pictures of the 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej who, on the throne since 1946, is the …

Southern Thailand separatists suspend peace talks

BANGKOK (AP) — A Muslim separatist group has suspended peace talks with the Thai government aimed at ending nearly a decade of violence in southern Thailand because authorities have not responded to its demands, officials said Thursday. The National Revolution Front told Thai coordinators that it was awaiting a response …

2 teachers killed in bombing in Thailand’s south

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south Wednesday, killing two teachers and wounding three other people, police said. Suspected insurgents detonated the explosive as a car carrying three teachers passed by a hospital in Chanae district in Narathiwat province, Police Col. Patta Madawah said. …

Thai Muslim insurgents increase attacks in Pattani – UPI.com

BANGKOK, April 12 (UPI) — Muslim insurgents in Thailand’s southern Pattani province have mounted 35 attacks in a single night. The Wednesday assaults resulted in the deaths of two Royal Thai Army paramilitary rangers. Despite the assaults, National Security Council Secretary-General Paradorn Pattanatabutr said that the discussions between the Thai …

Ahead of CITES, pressure to ban Thai ivory trade

BANGKOK (AP) — You can buy it freely in urban markets and rural stalls set up at elephant shows in Thailand every day: ivory, carved into everything from intricate statuettes of the pachyderm-headed Hindu deity Ganesh that go for more than $1,000 a piece to tiny tusk pendants worth less …