Calls for intervention have met firm rejections from Bangkok, even as Thailand-Cambodia clashes that have already killed 10 people continued into their fourth day.
Viktor Bout has stalled his extradition to the US. But the delay may be short-lived in the case of the 'Merchant of Death,' accused of supplying dictators and warlords with weapons.
Sporadic violence flared in Thailand Thursday as more red-shirt protesters left their camp in Bangkok, two more leaders surrendered, and a curfew was extended until Sunday.
Renegade Thai general Khattiya Sawasdipol, suspended from duty for his sympathies toward red shirt protesters, had been helping them secure a protest site. Some red shirts had begun to disavow him.
Rogue soldiers, active and retired, are supporting Thailand’s 'red-shirt' protesters, the Army chief said Sunday.
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has exercised few powers at his disposal since declaring a Bangkok state of emergency Wednesday. Leaders of the antigovernment Red Shirts say the Thai military is reluctant to carry out Vejjajiva's orders.
Thailand protests entered their third day Monday, paralyzing parts of Bangkok. Earlier in the day, demonstrators thronged the military base where Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva is staying.
Thailand today brought the crew of an impounded cargo plane carrying North Korea weapons before a criminal court. The circumstances of the seizure – like why a plane with illicit arms stopped in US ally territory for refueling – is raising questions.
Antigovernment activists plan to defy a tough security law to rally Saturday on the third anniversary of a military coup.
Thailand and Singapore have longstanding military ties with America but also trade with Burma, where the vessel is headed.