Bomb scare prompts Turkish Airlines plane to divert to New Delhi

Jul 8, 2015

Bomb scare prompts Turkish Airlines plane to divert to New Delhi

Turkish Airlines says an Istanbul-bound plane carrying 134 passengers made an emergency landing at New Delhi after note with the word “bomb” was found in a toilet, the latest in a series of such incidents. The airline said Tuesday that a crew member discovered ...

Oct 22, 2014

Thai couple held over missing Japanese man in Bangkok

Thai police said Tuesday they have detained a Thai woman and her husband in the disappearance of a 79-year-old Japanese man in Bangkok. The police quoted the husband, also a Thai, as saying the Japanese, Yoshinori Shimato, died of a heart attack after going ...

Bangkok demonstrators consolidate protest in park

Mar 2, 2014

Bangkok demonstrators consolidate protest in park

Anti-government protesters in Thailand’s capital began settling in at a park in the center of Bangkok on Sunday, withdrawing from other sites after their numbers began to dwindle and attackers endangered their security. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban addressed the demonstrators at Lumpini Park, vowing ...

First key protest leader arrested in Thailand

Feb 10, 2014

First key protest leader arrested in Thailand

Thai police made their first arrest of a senior leader of antigovernment protests for violating the emergency law Monday as government officials promised to apprehend the movement’s other leaders, too. The arrest further heightens tensions in Thailand’s three-month-old political conflict, in which protesters seeking ...

Thai protesters lay siege to provincial offices

Jan 20, 2014

Thai protesters lay siege to provincial offices

Antigovernment protesters in Thailand besieged government offices in a dozen southern provinces on Monday as part of their campaign to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from power, officials said. The move follows weeks of mass rallies in Bangkok that have sparked several bouts of ...

28 wounded in blasts at Bangkok protest site

Jan 19, 2014

28 wounded in blasts at Bangkok protest site

Two explosions shook an anti-government demonstration site in Thailand’s capital on Sunday, wounding at least 28 people in the latest violence to hit Bangkok as the nation’s increasingly volatile political crisis drags on. Police said the blasts near Victory Monument, in the north of ...

Thai protesters block roads in bid to shut capital

Jan 13, 2014

Thai protesters block roads in bid to shut capital

Antigovernment protesters seized key intersections across Thailand’s capital on Monday, blockading major roads into the heart of Bangkok’s downtown districts at the start of a renewed push to derail elections next month and overthrow the prime minister. The protesters vowed to “shut down” the ...