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What does Thailand really know about the CIA’s ‘black site’ prisons?

By Fri, Dec 12, 2014 8:33AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

Thai officials have denied the existence of secret U.S. detention and interrogation facilities in Thailand, following the highly anticipated release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's use of torture in the past decade during the interrogation of terrorist suspects. But there may be some indications that Thailand may knows more than it is ready to admit....

The US scales down “Cobra Gold” military exercises in Thailand

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014 8:39AM UTC Comments Off Pic: Saksith Saiyasombut

A crucial part in the military junta's desire to win approval from the international community are its current ties to the United States. But the signs between Washington and Bangkok are somewhat ambiguous right now, writes Saksith Saiyasombut....

US renews global terrorism warning

By Sat, Oct 11, 2014 10:50AM UTC Comments Off The U.S. warned citizens of the growing threat from the Islamic State when traveling abroad. Pic: AP

The State Department is renewing its global terrorism alert for Americans traveling abroad, saying it sees a heightened risk of reprisal attacks from the Islamic State group and its supporters....

US officials: Dinosaurs returning home to Mongolia

By Fri, Jul 11, 2014 1:18PM UTC Comments Off

U.S. officials say they have returned enough dinosaur skeletons to the government of Mongolia to stock a museum....

How (not) to protest at the US Embassy, according to the Thai junta

By Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:30AM UTC Comments Off How (not) to protest at the US Embassy, according to the Thai junta

The US have downgraded its military relations with their Thai counterpart by suspending military aid worth $4.7m (a drop in the ocean compared to the total Thai military budget estimated at $5.4bn) and cancelling several joint-exercises, though a decision to relocate the long-running regional and multi-national military exercise Cobra Gold has not been made yet. Also, a senior US official told a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C. in late June that military rule in Thailand will stay "longer than expected" and has expressed his skepticism towards the sincerity of the junta's reconciliation efforts....

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