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  • NEWS

    'Soldiers go home' signs put up in Yala

    Online Reporters, Published on 26/07/2013

    » The discovery of more "Soldiers go home" banners in Yala on Friday has increased concerns about the fragile ceasefire in the troubled southern border provinces.

  • NEWS

    Inter-faith relations on a knife-edge

    News, Published on 19/05/2018

    » State-initiated projects aimed at bridging cultural and ethnic gaps between people of different religions in the far South, a region still wracked by separatist-led violence, are making headway by tackling some of the most divisive issues, according to local officials.

  • NEWS

    'Economic interests' named as potential motive behind Big C blast in Pattani

    News, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 28/05/2017

    » A Thai army commander based in the deep South believes that the perpetrators behind the Big C bombing in Pattani were more motivated by economic interests than the separatist movement's desire to assert regional autonomy.

  • NEWS

    Muslim rally seen as pitch for NGO support

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 07/02/2017

    » A rally staged last week by Muslim students in which some demanded "self-determination" in the insurgency-plagued South was a move to gain financial support from European rights advocacy groups, according to 4th Army chief Piyawat Nakwanich.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Asean films receive special showcase

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/07/2018

    » The riches of Southeast Asian stories and images are celebrated at the 4th Bangkok Asean Film Festival, which opens tonight at SF CentralWorld and runs until Sunday. Hosted by the Thai Ministry of Culture, this year's edition marks the 51st anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the regional body whose primary mission is economics and which increasingly pays more heed to cultural promotion.

  • NEWS

    Chechen leader makes Salah honorary citizen

    Sports, Published on 24/06/2018

    » MOSCOW: Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov has made Egypt's talismanic striker Mohamed Salah an honorary citizen of the southern Russian region at a farewell banquet held for the eliminated World Cup side.

  • NEWS

    New peace talks yield no result

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 29/04/2016

    » The latest informal peace talks on Wednesday between Thai military representatives and an alliance of insurgents made no progress as neither side could reach agreement, a separatist group representing insurgents said yesterday.

  • OPINION

    New tack for deep South

    News, Published on 26/08/2014

    » Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha appears to be ready to take the country back to peace talks with one or more of the separatist groups in the deep South. Negotiations last year with the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) never lived up to their optimistic start.

  • BUSINESS

    Adjusting to the new China

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/03/2018

    » The National People's Congress of China opened its annual legislative gathering last Monday with Prime Minister Li Keqiang announcing a conservative 2018 economic growth target of around 6.5%, and the biggest rise in military spending in three years. The budget for the People's Liberation Army is rising 8.1% to 1.1 trillion yuan or US$175 billion.

  • NEWS

    Thailand to lay down own conditions at BRN peace talks

    Patsara Jikkham, Published on 12/09/2013

    » Security agencies are refusing to commit to demands made by the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) for peace talks and are preparing their own list of conditions, to be presented to the separatist movement representatives at their next meeting, tentatively set for late October.

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