Thailand warns US to mind its own business

2015-01-28 15:50

Thailand has warned the US against meddling in its political affairs, saying many Thais had been hurt by the remarks of a visiting US envoy who took a swipe at the ruling military junta's practices.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck banned from politics

2015-01-23 09:38

Thai authorities have dealt a blow to ousted PM Yingluck Shinawatra, banning her from politics for five years and proceeding with criminal charges for negligence that could put her in jail.

Ousted Thai PM to make final impeachment defence

2015-01-22 13:56

Ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra has arrived at Thailand’s junta-picked legislature to make a last ditch defence ahead of an impeachment vote that could see her banned from politics for five years.

Thai army chief named prime minister

2014-08-21 10:48

Thailand's junta-picked national assembly has chosen coup leader General Prayuth Chan-O-Cha as prime minister in a one-horse race that entrenched the military's hold on power.

Thai junta to share power with new government

2014-07-11 19:37

Thailand's junta says that it would keep control of national security under a planned interim government, despite international calls for a return to full civilian rule.

Thai hunger-striker files charges against junta

2014-06-10 12:44

A Thai political activist who has started a hunger strike in protest against last month's coup has filed charges against junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha for defaming the monarchy and acts of treason.

Thailand's junta detains anti-coup leader

2014-06-06 07:05

Thailand's junta says that it has captured a fugitive anti-coup leader facing possible imprisonment, as the ruling generals seek to stamp out any criticism of their seizure of power.

Three fingered Thai salute 'symbol of defiance'

2014-06-04 15:13

Supporters of Thailand's military junta are trying to hijack a gesture used by demonstrators opposed to last month's coup, saying the salute signifies the ills of the deposed government.

Thai coup leader: don't protest, it's no use

2014-05-26 13:12

Bolstered by a royal endorsement to run the country after last week's coup, Thailand's junta leader has warned against mounting opposition to the takeover.

Thai military detains former PM

2014-05-23 16:06

Thailand's military government has detained Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and members of her family after summoning her and other ministers for talks.

Thai army chief calls meeting of political rivals

2014-05-21 10:17

Thailand's military has called for crisis talks between warring political rivals, vowing to stop the kingdom degenerating into another "Ukraine or Egypt" after imposing martial law.

Thai PM rules out resigning amid moves to oust him

2014-05-19 20:13

Thailand's acting prime minister has ruled out resigning as a way out of a protracted political crisis that is stunting economic growth, as protesters stepped up pressure to remove him.

Thai protesters launch 'final fight'

2014-05-09 11:28

Thai police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters mounting a "final fight" to topple the embattled government, two days after the prime minister was stripped of office.

Thailand's King makes rare public appearance

2014-05-05 15:24

Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance to mark the 64th anniversary of his coronation, as the political turmoil gripping his kingdom enters a critical phase.

One dead in shooting at Thai protest site

2014-04-15 14:47

One person has been shot dead at the site of an anti-government rally in the Thai capital Bangkok in the latest in a string of violent attacks.

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.

Thai ConCourt rules elections invalid

2014-03-21 10:13

Thailand's Constitutional Court has ruled general elections held in February invalid in a fresh blow to the embattled prime minister.

US urges probe into Thailand attacks

2014-03-01 10:08

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Thailand to investigate “politically motivated” attacks denouncing the deaths of several children as “horrifying”.

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.

Thai opposition loses bid to annul polls

2014-02-12 13:23

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has rejected a request by the country’s main opposition party to annul a controversial election disrupted by anti-government protests.

Polls open in tense Thai election

2014-02-02 08:15

Voting in Thailand's tense national election has started, with protesters forcing the closure of several polling stations in the capital amid fears of more bloodshed.


Ex-Thai PM Shinawatra’s party won’t retaliate

2015-01-26 17:27

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party has vowed it would not retaliate a five-year political ban imposed on the ousted leader.

Ousted Thai PM faces charges over rice scheme

2015-01-23 08:05

Thailand's Attorney General will indict former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence over a controversial rice subsidy scheme, the attorney general's office says.

'Serious concern' on human rights in Thailand - UN

2014-09-03 08:54

The UN says it was "seriously concerned" about growing restrictions on human rights activists in Thailand after a string of curbs on freedom of expression in the junta-ruled nation.

Thai junta allows deposed PM to leave country

2014-07-17 08:07

Thailand's junta has given permission to ousted former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave the country for the first time since a 22 May coup, a military spokesperson says.

No advanced planning for coup - Thai general

2014-06-26 13:41

A senior Thai general has rejected reports the army planned to rid the kingdom of the influence of controversial former premier Thaksin Shinawatra years before it seized power in May.

Thai junta prescribes 'national happiness'

2014-06-06 13:18

With free meals, music concerts and dancing soldiers, Thailand's junta is waging a propaganda offensive to encourage "national happiness" following a military coup that has severely restricted civil liberties.

Thai junta sidelines pro-Thaksin police, governors

2014-06-05 10:41

Thailand's military is conducting a systematic reshuffle to blunt the power of officials seen as loyal to former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

Thai military rulers appoint advisers

2014-05-28 11:11

Thailand's junta has appointed as advisers two retired generals with palace connections, putting powerful establishment figures firmly in the ascendant in the country's power struggle.

Thai junta leader says king endorses coup

2014-05-26 07:54

Thailand's coup leader says that the country's king had officially endorsed him to run the nation after the armed forces seized power last week.

After coup, Thai army summons Shinawatra family

2014-05-23 07:38

Thailand's ruling military has summoned the entire ousted government and members of the politically influential family at the heart of the country's conflict, a day after it seized control.

Thai army invokes martial law to quell unrest

2014-05-20 07:09

Thailand's army has declared martial law after months of deadly anti-government protests, deploying armed troops in central Bangkok and censoring the media but insisting the move was "not a coup".

Thai Senate to draft crisis 'road map'

2014-05-12 12:31

Six months of political turmoil have created Thailand’s biggest ever crisis, the leader of the country’s Senate says.

Court dismisses Thai PM

2014-05-07 10:04

A Thai court has found PM Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of violating the constitution and said she could no longer serve as caretaker premier.

Thai election no closer despite multi-party meeting

2014-04-22 14:55

Thailand looks no closer to a solution despite a rare meeting of political parties and the Election Commission, to discuss how and when a new vote should be held after the general election.

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.

Thailand to end state of emergency

2014-03-18 14:32

Thailand will lift a nearly two-month-old state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas following an easing of political protests in the capital, a senior official says.

Thai PM faces negligence charges

2014-02-27 13:47

Thailand’s anti-corruption agency has weighed charges of negligence against PM Yingluck Shinawatra, as the leader of protests aimed at forcing her from power suggested a television debate.

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.

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.

Shots, blasts as protest rivals clash in Bangkok

2014-02-01 16:00

Violence has erupted in Bangkok on the eve of tense Thai elections, with explosions and heavy gunfire breaking out in clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters.

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