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Tulsie and Thanong on Preah Vihear

By Fri, Jul 30, 2010 12:02PM UTC

Actually, on the substance of Tulsie’s opinion piece in The Nation on why Abhisit is acting tough now BP thinks Tulsie is basically right so do not have a dispute with that, but then there is this: Defending its decision to support Cambodia’s registration efforts, the Samak government pointed to

Grenade wounds 1; Thai court frees protest leader

By Fri, Jul 30, 2010 11:50AM UTC

A grenade exploded near a Bangkok shopping mall early Friday, wounding one person in the second explosion in a week in the Thai capital still rattled by deadly political clashes and living under emergency rule. Also Friday, a top leader of Thailand’s Red Shirt protest movement, whose street demonstrations were

North Korea, UN Command hold talks in ship sinking

By Fri, Jul 30, 2010 10:10AM UTC

Military officers from North Korea and the U.S.-led U.N. Command met Friday for a third round of talks about the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on Pyongyang. U.N. Command spokesman Kim Yong-kyu said colonel-level officers from the two sides were holding talks at the border village of

Taliban stymie NATO push to bolster government

By Fri, Jul 30, 2010 10:03AM UTC

This strategic valley on the outskirts of Kandahar is on its third government boss in eight months. The first quit out of fear and frustration. The Taliban assassinated the second. Now the militants send threatening letters to district chief Shah Mohammad Ahmadi and his team: Quit your job or else.

Thailand ends state of emergency in more provinces

By Fri, Jul 30, 2010 9:09AM UTC

Thailand’s prime minister on Thursday ordered a state of emergency lifted in six provinces, but kept the decree in place in the capital Bangkok and nine other provinces. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva did not explain why the emergency decree was revoked for the six provinces in the northeast and central

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