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Thai cabinet reshuffle sees return of Thaksin loyalists

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A cabinet reshuffle in Thailand has brought loyal allies of self-exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra into the government led by his sister, consolidating his grip on power as he bides his time before making a serious effort to come home. Full story

After year of peace, trickier times ahead for Thai PM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - With the help of her photogenic looks, disarming personality and popular appeal, Thailand's first female prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has helped maintain a fragile peace since being swept to power in a divided country one year ago. Full story

Thai "red shirts" rally as constitutional clash looms

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's "red shirts" turned out in force on Sunday to warn the judiciary they will not stand by if a plan to amend the constitution is rejected, a rewrite critics say is aimed at allowing exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra to come home. Full story

Thailand's yellow shirts regroup, seek comeback

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The elderly man dressed in homespun cotton looks like a kind-hearted grandfather from a rural Thai soap opera. Full story

Thai "red shirts" rally to urge dismissal of top judges

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai "red shirts" rallied outside parliament on Thursday to demand the removal of judges whose order to halt a parliamentary debate on changes to the constitution has sparked fears of a fresh round of political turmoil. Full story

Thai "yellow shirts" rally against Thaksin amnesty moves

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's "yellow shirts", who shut down Bangkok's airports during protests in 2008, rallied on Wednesday against a planned national reconciliation bill seen by some as a way of letting ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra return home from exile. Full story

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A man reads a book at the Thaksin Shinawatra library at the Puea Thai Party headquarters in Bangkok October 29,2012. A cabinet reshuffle in Thailand has brought loyal allies of self-exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra into the government led by his sister, consolidating his grip on power

File photo of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin in Vientiane
File photo of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin in Vientiane

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra toasts members of the business community at a hotel in Vientiane in this April 11, 2012 file photo. A cabinet reshuffle in Thailand has brought loyal allies of self-exiled Thaksin into the government led by his sister, consolidating his grip on power as

File photo of former Thai PM Thaksin in Vientiane
File photo of former Thai PM Thaksin in Vientiane

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra talks to members of the business community at a hotel in Vientiane in this April 11, 2012 file photo. A cabinet reshuffle in Thailand has brought loyal allies of self-exiled Thaksin into the government led by his sister, consolidating his grip on power a