Thailand

    229 days ago

    Thai PM and ministers forced out

    Thailand’s prime minister and part of her cabinet have been forced out of office by a court ruling finding her guilty in an abuse of power case, pushing the country deeper into political turmoil.

    685 days ago

    Militants kill four in Thailand

    Militants have robbed and shot dead four fruit traders in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, police say.

    738 days ago

    Former Thailand PM charged with murder

    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.

    746 days ago

    Former Thailand Prime Minister facing murder charge

    Thai law enforcement authorities have decided to file a murder charge against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in the first prosecutions of officials related to a deadly 2010 crackdown on anti-government protests.

    1189 days ago

    Thai club owner jailed after fatal blaze

    A nightclub owner and a lighting effects company executive have been sentenced to three years' imprisonment each for a fire that killed 67 people in the Thai capital on New Year's Day 2009.

    1267 days ago

    Shinawatra forms Thailand coalition

    The sister of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra today announced an agreement to form a five-party coalition government after her Pheu Thai Party won a landslide victory in Thailand’s parliamentary elections.

    1267 days ago

    Defeated Thailand PM resigns

    Thailand's prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has resigned as leader of the outgoing ruling party after its resounding defeat by the party considered a proxy for ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra.

    1374 days ago

    Thai PM survives no-confidence vote

    Thailand’s prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has comfortably survived a no-confidence vote in parliament ahead of elections planned for later this year.

    1573 days ago

    Young boy killed in Thailand violence

    A nine-year-old boy was shot dead as he got off a bus in Bangkok, and unknowingly stepped into the crossfire of rival high school gangs, police in Thailand said today.

    2151 days ago

    Pro-Thaksin supporters call for snap election

    Thousands of anti-government demonstrators allied with former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra staged their first major protest of the year in Bangkok today, demanding the government dissolve Parliament and call snap elections.

    2264 days ago

    22 killed in Thai bus crash

    At least 22 people have been killed and 27 others injured when a bus packed with university students and teachers crashed in eastern Thailand.

    2287 days ago

    Thaksin's brother-in-law appointed Thai prime minister

    A brother-in-law of deposed leader Thaksin Shinawatra was elected the new prime minister of Thailand in a parliamentary vote today.

    2293 days ago

    Samak accepts party nomination to return as Thailand PM

    Thailand’s ousted leader Samak Sundaravej today accepted the endorsement of the country’s ruling party to return as prime minister.

    2293 days ago

    Thai ruling party re-nominates Samak

    Thailand’s ruling party has re-nominated ousted leader Samak Sundaravej for the prime minister’s post despite objections from its coalition partners.

    2295 days ago

    Thailand PM forced to quit after cooking show appearance

    Thailand’s prime minister was forced to resign today along with his Cabinet after the Constitutional Court ruled that he had broken a conflict-of-interest law by hosting TV cooking shows while in office.

    2519 days ago

    Shinawatra ally named as Thai prime minister

    Thailand's king officially endorsed an ally of ousted premier and Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra as prime minister today.

    2554 days ago

    Shinawatra loyalists win Thai election

    Loyalists of deposed Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra captured 233 of 480 seats in the lower house of parliament to win Sunday's national election, it was announced today.

    2602 days ago

    Thai election candidates begin campaigns

    Official campaigning for Thailand's first general elections since last year's military coup began today as 18 parties registered candidates.

    2736 days ago

    Shinawatra delays return to face charges in Thailand

    Deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, currently involved in a £81.6m (€121.2m) deal to buy Premier League club Manchester City, will not return to Thailand to face corruption charges because he fears for his safety.

    2863 days ago

    Thai government steps up security

    Thailand's military-backed government today pledged tighter security in the South of the country after bombings and shootings by suspected Muslim insurgents killed eight people and wounded almost 70.