Thai Red Shirts mobilise to defend besieged PM

2014-04-04 08:53

With a flurry of punches and kicks, hundreds of Thai "Red Shirts" undergo self-defence drills as they mobilise to protect Thaksin Shinawatra's embattled government.

Thai anti-graft body attacked ahead of PM defence

2014-03-28 13:11

Two grenades have been fired into Thailand's anti-corruption office, police say, the latest attack on an agency that has lodged a case against the embattled prime minister.

Bangkok protest violence spreads

2014-02-25 15:01

Violence has spread to another anti-government protest site in Thailand's capital following weekend explosions that left five people dead, including four children, security officials say.

Explosion, gunfire near Bangkok protest site

2014-02-25 09:00

An explosion and gunfire has rocked a sprawling anti-government protest site in the Thai capital after the protesters' leader warned of armed militants being brought to Bangkok.

3 dead in attack on Thai anti-govt protesters

2014-02-24 09:06

Two young siblings and a woman have been killed in an apparent grenade attack against anti-government protesters occupying an upscale shopping area of Thailand's capital.

Thailand's PM to face charges over rice scheme

2014-02-18 17:01

Amid continuing violence in Thailand, the country's anti-corruption body has announced it is filing charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra relating to a rice subsidy scheme.

Police try to reclaim protest sites in Thailand

2014-02-14 12:54

Thailand has deployed thousands of riot police in Bangkok to try to reclaim government headquarters and other areas long occupied by protesters.

Thailand to deploy 10 000 police for election

2014-01-29 10:40

Thailand's government will deploy 10 000 police in the capital for the weekend election, which protesters have promised to disrupt as part of their attempt to topple the prime minister.

Thai ruling party opposes election delay

2014-01-27 11:06

Thailand's ruling party has called for controversial elections to go ahead, despite widespread disruption to advance voting by opposition protesters who besieged polling stations.

Bangkok under emergency as pro-govt leader shot

2014-01-22 09:48

A pro-government leader has been shot and wounded in Thailand's northeast, a stronghold of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as a state of emergency was instituted.

Minister: It's about time to take back Bangkok

2014-01-17 15:37

A senior Thai minister says "it's about time" to take back control of the capital, a sign the government may be losing patience with a blockade by thousands of protesters.

Thai PM faces allegations of corruption

2014-01-17 10:03

Thailand's prime minister is facing fresh legal troubles after the country's anti-corruption commission announced it would investigate her handling of a controversial rice policy.

Thai protesters launch Bangkok 'shutdown'

2014-01-13 10:47

Thousands of Thai opposition protesters have occupied major streets in Bangkok in an attempted "shutdown" of the capital, escalating a campaign to unseat the embattled premier.

Thailand: Army will protect election

2013-12-27 09:53

Thailand says that it would ask the army to provide security for the February elections after clashes between police and the opposition left two people dead and more than 150 wounded.

Thailand exiled PM may never return home

2013-12-13 13:09

Since being ousted as Thailand's prime minister in a military coup, Thaksin Shinawatra has been busy in the international arena, though it seems that he will never return to Thailand.

Thai PM dissolves Parly, calls elections

2013-12-09 08:16

Thailand's prime minister has announced she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.

Thai violence eases before king's birthday

2013-12-04 15:55

Protesters intent on toppling Thailand's prime minister plan to press their struggle again with a march on Bangkok's police headquarters, one day after a truce in honour of the king's birthday.

Thailand braces for more violence

2013-12-02 09:59

The UN has closed its office in Bangkok, dozens of schools are closed and many civil servants stayed away from work as the Thai capital braces for more violence in a spiralling political crisis.

Thai protesters target PM's headquarters

2013-11-29 11:52

Hundreds of police have been deployed at Thailand's ruling party headquarters as defiant opposition protesters set their sights on bringing down the government.

Thai protesters call for nationwide uprising

2013-11-27 12:33

Protesters vowing to topple Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra have taken to the streets for a fourth straight day, declaring they would take over "every ministry" of the government.

Thai strike against amnesty bill non-existent

2013-11-13 13:56

A general strike called by the Thai opposition has failed to materialise, easing concerns of violence after two weeks of noisy street protests over a political amnesty bill.

Protesters mass outside Thai parliament

2013-08-07 13:01

Around 2 000 Thai anti-government demonstrators have converged near parliament in an opposition-led rally against a controversial bill offering amnesty for political violence.

Outspoken Thai businessman feared slain

2013-06-12 13:01

Three men have led Thai investigators to a mountain grave and what police believe is the body of a businessman and prominent government critic who disappeared a week ago.

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.

Thai royal insult inmates 'pariahs'

2012-08-23 09:01

Locked up for breaking Thailand's most enduring taboo, the kingdom's "royal insult" prisoners say they face mistreatment from jail guards and are shunned even by common criminals.


Thailand's 'red shirts' gear up for a fight

2014-03-31 12:35

The clock is ticking for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who faces impeachment within weeks, but her supporters are hatching plans to thwart any move to dismiss her.

Gunshots rattle Thai capital as PM flies out

2014-02-26 13:18

Gunmen have opened fire near several opposition protest sites in Bangkok, stoking tensions in the capital as Thailand's prime minister flew to her political stronghold in the north.

Divided Thailand faces warnings of civil war

2014-02-25 14:00

Thailand risks sliding into civil war after a wave of political violence in which 22 people have been killed, officials warn, as the unrest claimed the life of a fourth child.

Third child dies in Thai protest violence

2014-02-24 12:11

A six-year-old girl has become the third child to die in recent days in Thailand's political unrest, as the army chief warns that the country could collapse if violence continues.

Thai protesters vow to storm PM's HQ

2014-02-19 07:32

Defiant Thai opposition protesters have threatened to storm Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's crisis headquarters, stepping up their campaign a day after dramatic street clashes.

Thai police clash with protesters, 2 dead

2014-02-18 11:00

Clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators in Bangkok have left two people dead and 57 others injured as riot police attempt to clear out protest camps.

Limbo looms for Thailand after protest-hit polls

2014-02-03 09:02

Thailand's protest-plagued elections herald a political stalemate that risks unleashing deepening turmoil and potential judicial intervention in the polarised kingdom, experts say.

Thai govt wants Feb election to go ahead

2014-01-28 11:28

Thailand's government wants a controversial general election to go ahead this weekend, a deputy prime minister says, despite threats by opposition protesters to disrupt the polls.

Thailand awaits court ruling on election

2014-01-24 11:35

Thailand's embattled government faces a key court ruling on whether it can go ahead with a fiercely disputed election despite threats by opposition protesters to block the vote.

Thai govt considers 'state of emergency'

2014-01-20 12:11

Thai authorities are "very seriously" considering a state of emergency after a weekend of violence in the capital where protesters have been trying to bring down the government.

Explosion hits Bangkok protesters

2014-01-17 12:07

Dozens of people have been wounded in Bangkok after an explosion hit anti-government demonstrators marching through the city in some of the bloodiest violence reported this year.

Thai PM stands firm on February election

2014-01-15 17:19

Thailand's government has stuck to a plan for a February election despite mounting pressure from protesters who have brought parts of Bangkok to a near-standstill.

Gunman opens fire at Thai protesters

2013-12-28 08:26

An unidentified gunman has opened fire at opposition protesters in Bangkok, killing one person and wounding others in a pre-dawn attack that fanned tensions in the kingdom.

Rocks, tear gas fly as Thai protests heat up

2013-12-26 08:24

Protesters trying to halt preparations for elections have fought continuous battles with police in the Thai capital, escalating their campaign to topple the country's beleaguered government.

Thai PM will not resign before polls

2013-12-10 16:49

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she would not resign ahead of 2014 national elections, her voice filling with emotion as she discussed her family's role in Thai politics.

Thai protest leaders refuse to give up

2013-12-06 10:50

Protesters seeking to topple Thailand's government have stayed off the street after halting their demonstration the day before out of respect for the king on his birthday.

Thai tensions ease as police give in

2013-12-03 12:06

Thai police have allowed opposition protesters through barricades outside the government and metropolitan police headquarters, easing tensions after two days of violent clashes.

Thai police guard key sites

2013-12-01 07:23

Police in Thailand are bracing for more violence after political protests erupted into street fighting between supporters and opponents of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Thai PM survives no confidence vote

2013-11-28 08:33

Thailand's embattled prime minister has survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote as opposition protesters keep up their fight to try to topple her government.

Thousands march in protest against Thai PM

2013-11-25 12:04

Thousands of anti-government protesters have marched through the Thai capital demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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.

Thai police summon Facebookers over posts

2013-08-05 15:57

Police in Thailand are investigating four people for posting rumours of a possible military coup on Facebook — and an investigator has threatened to charge anyone who "liked" the posts on the site.

Cambodia-Thai border dispute in UN court

2013-04-15 12:02

Thailand and Cambodia are to face off at the UN's highest court in a dispute over land surrounding a flashpoint temple that has seen deadly clashes along their joint border.

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.

Thaksin to get warm welcome in Laos

2012-03-29 13:02

Fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is to be greeted by an estimated 50 000 supporters when he visits Laos during the Thai New Year holiday next month, reports say.

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