Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) is thought by observers to be the main faction responsible for the decades-old insurgency in the Muslim-majority southern provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat.
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An ageing but powerful Buddhist monk is wanted on alleged embezzlement charges.
Jatupat Boonpattararaksa is accused of lese-majeste, or insulting the monarchy.
Prime minister stresses that the government is working as normal with a regent in place until the crown prince assumes the throne.
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn wants to mourn with the people before assuming the monarchy after King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death.
King Bhumibol's long-anticipated passing has raised questions about the suitability of his heir.
Thais have gathered outside the hospital where he passed away to pay their respects.
Thai authorities step up security at landmarks and airports after reports of foiled plots.
Police said the suspect had separatist connections and was from a Muslim-majority province.
No group has claimed responsibility for last week's blasts that killed four.
Thai police say that the explosions were acts of local sabotage and not "terrorist" attacks.
Investigators also found the carcass of a protected species and other animal body parts.
A former State Department military liaison cited counterterrorism missions in the Philippines and Thailand.
The family were knocked unconscious after leaving a bar.