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Thailand: Kingdom in Southeast Asia
Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a country in Southeast Asia. Located at the centre of the Indochinese Peninsula, it is composed of 76 provinces, and covers an area of 513,120 square kilometres, and a population of over 66 million people. Thailand is the world's 50th-largest country by land area, and the 22nd-most-populous country in the world. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, a special administrative area. Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest. Nominally, Thailand is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy; however, in recent history, its government has experienced multiple coups and periods of military dictatorships.

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Thailand lifts protest ban that backfired [Video]

Thailand lifts protest ban that backfired

Thailand on Thursday rolled back an emergency decree aimed at ending months of protests against the government and monarchy that had only inflamed anger and brought tens of thousands of people onto..

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Thailand withdraws Bangkok emergency decree after protests swell [Video]

Thailand withdraws Bangkok emergency decree after protests swell

The move to ban gatherings and curb information only served to fuel the anti-government protests.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published
Thailand, Hong Kong activists form alliance [Video]

Thailand, Hong Kong activists form alliance

Thousands have rallied for six straight days in Bangkok and the movement is finding support in Hong Kong.

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Hand signals only: The language of Thai protests [Video]

Hand signals only: The language of Thai protests

Thai protesters are learning a whole new language, developed within days to co-ordinate among crowds of thousands of people at demonstrations that have swollen in defiance of a government ban and..

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Tens of thousands protest in Thailand [Video]

Tens of thousands protest in Thailand

Footage uploaded to social media shows thousands of demonstrators taking to the streets in a wave of protests across Bangkok and other Thai cities.

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Thailand: Protesters take to Bangkok streets despite warning [Video]

Thailand: Protesters take to Bangkok streets despite warning

Protesters demand the removal of PM Prayuth Chan-ocha who first took power in a 2014 coup.

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Thai protesters back on Bangkok's streets in defiance of police [Video]

Thai protesters back on Bangkok's streets in defiance of police

Thousands of young Thai protesters returned to the streets of Bangkok on Saturday, a day after riot police used water cannon to break up a rally in the centre of the cityView on euronews

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Thai police fire water cannon at Bangkok protesters [Video]

Thai police fire water cannon at Bangkok protesters

About 2,000 pro-democracy demonstrators defy state of emergency to call for prime minister’s resignation and monarchy reform.

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Thai police turn water cannon on defiant streets [Video]

Thai police turn water cannon on defiant streets

Thousands of protesters defied a ban on protests for a second day, which saw the most violent escalation in three months of anti-government demonstrations. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Thailand protests: Protesters defy Bangkok decree for second night [Video]

Thailand protests: Protesters defy Bangkok decree for second night

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Thailand protests: PM rejects calls to resign, faces renewed demonstrations [Video]

Thailand protests: PM rejects calls to resign, faces renewed demonstrations

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Thailand: Clashes as Thousands Defy Ban to Attend Protests [Video]

Thailand: Clashes as Thousands Defy Ban to Attend Protests

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of Bangkok defying a strict ban on large public gatherings in Thailand. Some demonstrators clashed with police, as officers tired to..

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Thailand protests: Hundreds of protesters gather in Bangkok, defying ban [Video]

Thailand protests: Hundreds of protesters gather in Bangkok, defying ban

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Thailand protests, pro-democrary protesters and royalists hold rival rallies [Video]

Thailand protests, pro-democrary protesters and royalists hold rival rallies

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Thai protesters rally in Bangkok defying state of emergency [Video]

Thai protesters rally in Bangkok defying state of emergency

Hundreds of protesters gather in the Thai capital calling for police to free arrested activists as they demand political reforms.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:53Published
Thailand bans mass gatherings under emergency decree [Video]

Thailand bans mass gatherings under emergency decree

Government action follows months of student-led street protests that saw king’s motorcade heckled.

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Thailand: PM declares state of emergency as police disperse protesters outside his office [Video]

Thailand: PM declares state of emergency as police disperse protesters outside his office

Police said they arrested more than 20 people for violating the state of emergency. They have not been officially charged.

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Thailand bans protests, news that "could create fear" [Video]

Thailand bans protests, news that "could create fear"

Thailand's government banned protests and the publication of sensitive news on Thursday in the face of escalating protests that have targeted King Maha Vajiralongkorn as well as Prime Minister Prayuth..

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Thailand protests: Anti-government demonstrators call for PM resignation [Video]

Thailand protests: Anti-government demonstrators call for PM resignation

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:41Published
Thai protest rivals in show of force in Bangkok [Video]

Thai protest rivals in show of force in Bangkok

Thai anti-government protesters and royalist supporters of King Maha Vajiralongkorn staged rival shows of force on either side of a Bangkok street on Wednesday with political tension growing after..

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Thailand hill tribes: COVID-19 hurting citizenship fight [Video]

Thailand hill tribes: COVID-19 hurting citizenship fight

Members of ethnic hill tribes are among the most marginalised people in Thailand.

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Amazing Architecture Of Thailand's Elephant World Project [Video]

Amazing Architecture Of Thailand's Elephant World Project

A stunning elephant conservation project has been created in Thailand. Elephant World is a governmental project in Surin which includes a village for the ethnic Kui, a museum, a field for growing..

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