The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.
By United Press International

New arrest warrant for Thaksin

BANGKOK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Thailand's Supreme Court Tuesday issued a new arrest warrant for ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in the midst of political turmoil in the country.

Bangkok state of emergency lifted

BANGKOK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Thai government lifted a 2-week-old state of emergency in Bangkok as the country prepared to pick the next prime minister to succeed Samak Sundaravej.

Thailand postpones prime minister election

BANGKOK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Aides say former Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej will not seek to regain the post he lost over accepting payment for hosting cooking shows.

Party to re-nominate Thai prime minister

BANGKOK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, sacked by a court for appearing on a TV cooking show, accepted his party's decision to re-nominate him, sources said.

Court tells Samak to resign

BANGKOK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Beleaguered Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej was ordered by a constitutional court Tuesday to step down for hosting a cooking show while in office.

Thai PM says he won't quit

BANGKOK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, who has imposed a state of emergency in Bangkok amid mounting political pressure, said Thursday he won't resign.

State of emergency declared in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej Tuesday declared a state of emergency in Bangkok after government supporters and opponents clashed in the capital.

Thai PM vows not to resign, holds session

BANGKOK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej says he won't resign despite widespread street protests calling for his ouster.

Protesters face riot cops in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Protest leaders in Thailand said they were prepared for arrest as Bangkok riot police squared off with thousands of anti-government demonstrators.

Protesters seize central Bangkok

BANGKOK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Thousands of protesters paralyzed central Bangkok Tuesday in an effort to oust the government of Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej.

Thai prime minister wins confidence vote

BANGKOK, June 27 (UPI) -- Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej and his seven ministers easily won a confidence vote Friday despite opposition charges of mismanagement and inefficiency.

Thai PM says he will not resign

BANGKOK, June 22 (UPI) -- The prime minister of Thailand accused the news media Sunday of paying too much attention to protesters demanding his resignation.

Thai protesters want PM to resign

BANGKOK, June 20 (UPI) -- Protesters scuffled with police Friday in Bangkok in an attempt to garner Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej's resignation, media officials say.

Thai protesters deny weapons allegations

BANGKOK, June 7 (UPI) -- Protesters calling for the dismissal of Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej reject allegations they are hiding secret weapons, officials say.

Thai anti-government protesters hold firm

BANGKOK, June 1 (UPI) -- Anti-government protesters maintained their positions in front of a U.N. building in Bangkok Sunday ignoring official demands to disperse, officials said.

Another cyclone threatens Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar, May 14 (UPI) -- Barely 12 days after Cyclone Nargis laid waste vast regions of Myanmar, the poor Asian country faced the threat of another storm churning in the Bay of Bengal.

Thailand rice exports to continue

BANGKOK, April 28 (UPI) -- Thailand won't move to ban rice exports to battle rising food costs, as other countries have done, government leaders said Monday.

Residents near Bangkok airport make threat

BANGKOK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Several people living close to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport have threatened to disrupt area air travel unless their noise complaints yield results.

Thai PM cautious about Thaksin's return

BANGKOK, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej said this week the scheduled return of his deposed predecessor, Thaksin Shinawatra, should be approached cautiously.

Thaksin supporters fill new Thai gov't

BANGKOK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Supporters of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra have been included in Thailand's new government, which was sworn in Wednesday by King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Pro-Thaksin party wins Thai court ruling

BANGKOK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Thailand's Supreme Court Friday cleared the way for new government formation by the People Power Party, seen as supporting ousted Premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

Thailand remains in political turmoil

BANGKOK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Thai voters go to the polls Sunday with no party expected to win enough of a majority to ease Thailand's political turmoil.