Thai to pursue impeachment against opposition leaders

2015-02-25 12:40

Thailand’s ant-corruption body will pursue retroactive impeachment charges against ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and another senior opposition figure for a crackdown on protesters five years ago, officials say.

Amnesty bill proposed for Thaksin Shinawatra

2013-10-30 14:56

Thailand's opposition has called for mass protests against a politically-charged amnesty bill that critics fear will clear the way for the return of fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

Ex-Thai PM to be charged with murder

2012-12-13 11:02

Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has arrived at a justice ministry building to be charged with murder over a civilian's death during a crackdown on anti-government rallies two years ago.

Thailand's military accepts election win

2011-07-04 18:47

Thailand's military has eased concerns of renewed turmoil by accepting the electoral win of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra's party, while his sister vowed to reconcile the nation.

Thailand still divided a year later

2011-05-19 12:53

Although a year has passed, the societal divide between the haves and have-nots that transformed Bangkok's streets into a battleground remains wide.

Thailand, Cambodia clash for 7th day

2011-04-28 12:01

Artillery fire has boomed across the Thai-Cambodian frontier for a seventh day with fierce border clashes having erupted again between the two neighbours.

Thai 'Red Shirts' gather in Bangkok

2010-11-19 21:03

Thousands of Thai "Red Shirts" have converged on central Bangkok to mark six months since a deadly crackdown on their anti-government rally.

Thai Red Shirts gather for anniversary

2010-11-19 10:07

Thai "Red Shirts" have gathered outside a Bangkok prison where the movement's leaders are held as they mark six months since a deadly army crackdown on their anti-government rally.

Thai flood death toll hits 122

2010-11-04 16:05

The death toll from Thailand's crippling floods has risen to over 120 after the weeks-long crisis spread south, say officials.

Floods kill 56 in Thailand

2010-10-26 16:29

The worst floods to hit parts of Thailand in decades have left at least 56 people dead, but Bangkok has so far avoided heavy deluges, say officials.


Gunshots fired at Thai protesters

2014-01-15 08:32

Gunshots have been fired in Bangkok overnight in an apparent attack on anti-government protesters that wounded at least two people and deepened Thailand's political crisis.

Thai ex-PM charged with murder

2012-12-14 08:50

A former prime minister of Thailand has been charged with murder in the latest twist in a political war between supporters and opponents of another ex-leader, Thaksin Shinawatra.

Majority of Thai MPs are millionaires

2011-09-28 23:21

Almost two-thirds of the members of Thailand's new Cabinet are millionaires, and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra ranks second on the list.

Thais face jail for campaign Tweets

2011-07-01 12:00

Thais face jail if they campaign during Sunday's election on social media sites such as Twitter, with more than 100 police monitoring sites to make sure the law is enforced.

Thailand's election race heats up

2011-05-19 11:00

Thailand's election battle is in full swing as a planned opposition rally to mourn protesters killed in a military crackdown a year ago underscores simmering political tensions.

Emergency rule at end in Bangkok

2010-12-21 18:13

Thailand says it will lift a state of emergency in Bangkok and three neighbouring areas, seven months after a bloody military crackdown on anti-government "Red Shirt" protests.

Nearly 1 700 foetuses found in Thai temple

2010-11-19 14:05

Thai police have found the remains of almost 1 700 illegally aborted foetuses hidden at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok as the full extent of the grisly discovery emerges.

Thai floods leave 181 dead

2010-11-09 09:29

Severe flooding in Thailand has left 181 people dead over the past month, say authorities.

2 weeks of flooding kills 57 people

2010-10-27 18:03

Heavy downpours that caused rivers to burst around Thailand have killed 57 people in nearly two weeks of flooding, say authorities.

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