Red shirt military advisor wounded in Bangkok

The chief military advisor of Thailand's anti-government protesters was injured in the head, after an explosion and bursts of automatic gunfire were heard near Bangkok's business district today.

November election scrapped

The Thai government yesterday cancelled plans for a November election and scrapped talks with protesters who have been occupying Bangkok's commercial district for nearly six weeks, but softened its line on an earlier crackdown threat.

Thai army in bid to oust protesters

Thailand's army said today it would begin limiting supplies of water, food and electricity to protesters camped in central Bangkok in a bid to clear the streets by midnight.

Red Shirts want ministers prosecuted

Anti-government activists who have paralysed parts of Bangkok for two months said they would accept plans for an election in November but they would continue their protests until the Prime Minister and his deputy faced criminal charges over deadly street violence.

Thai protestors deny involvement in police deaths

Two Thai policeman were killed and 13 people wounded in gun and grenade attacks overnight, threatening efforts to forge a deal on ending nearly two months of anti-government protests that have undermined the economy.

Premier proposes November election

Thailand's Prime Minister, facing calls for new elections, has offered to hold polls on 14 November if anti-government protesters accept his reconciliation plan and peace and stability is restored.

'Red shirts' storm Bangkok hospital

Patients were evacuated from a hospital in the capital after anti-government protesters forced their way into the grounds to look for soldiers they believed were hiding there.

Troops open fire on Thai protesters

Security forces fired live rounds and rubber bullets at protesters during a clash outside Bangkok as the Red Shirts tested the government's vow to contain their disruptive rallies.

Solider dies in clash with Thai protesters

Thai security forces fired into a crowd of anti-government protesters during a clash just outside Bangkok today as they tried to keep the Red Shirts from expanding their demonstrations from a base in the capital. One soldier was killed, and at least 18 protesters were hurt.

Thailand crisis deepens as Red Shirts prolong protests

Anti-government protesters encamped for weeks in central Bangkok promised more aggressive measures after the government rejected their proposals to end increasingly violent protests in return for early polls.

Bangkok on the brink as peace offer spurned

The Thai government has rejected a compromise from red shirt protesters. With the capital occupied and army split, tension is rising

Thousands may be stranded until late May

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Protesters make new demands

Protesters and the Thai government stepped back from the brink of all-out armed conflict yesterday as both sides offered hints of compromise a day after deadly grenade attacks hit Bangkok's business district.

Grenade attacks at site of Thai red-shirt protests

A series of grenade blasts shook Bangkok's business district yesterday, killing at least three people and wounding 75, heightening tensions during a showdown between troops and anti-government protesters.

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