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The seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, in a 2016 file photo. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

New CIA Director Oversaw Torture at ‘Black Site’ in Thailand

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump's choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation technique that the president has supported.

Prayuth Cleared to Join New Party

BANGKOK — No law stops junta chairman Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha from joining a newly formed political party that wants to nominate him to be prime minister come the next election, his aide said Tuesday.

Vanished Lawyer Unforgotten 14 Years On – But Search Has Ended

BANGKOK — Fourteen years after her husband went missing, the wife of a Muslim rights lawyer said Monday that his disappearance is no longer being investigated.

Air Force General to Manage Palace Affairs, King’s Properties

BANGKOK — An air force general was placed in charge of two key palace agencies by His Majesty the King on Monday.

New Party Wants to Recruit Prayuth

BANGKOK — A newly formed party headed by a former junta official wants regime chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha directly involved in a top role – whether formally or informally.

Thainess Should Unite, Not Divide: Reformist Icon

BANGKOK — Both sides of the political divide should reflect on their shortcomings seek to accommodate one another so Thailand can move forward, said a former student leader who helped lead the 1973 political uprising.

Internet Chips in to Help Name New Party

BANGKOK — A progressive political party expected to join the next election hasn’t yet registered its name, but the internet is already pitching in, however seriously.

NLA Approves Election Laws For Senate and House

BANGKOK — A ban on campaign entertainment was reaffirmed and guarantees put in place for voters with disabilities Thursday in two bills approved by junta-appointed legislators.

New Rama X Banknotes Unveiled

BANGKOK — The Bank of Thailand on Thursday released images of new currency bearing the portraits of King Vajiralongkorn.

Army Apologizes For Soldier Flipping Off Protesters

BANGKOK — An army commander apologized Tuesday on behalf of a colonel under his command who gave the middle finger to protesters in the north.

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