48 Hours In: Bangkok

Great food, superb shopping and a vibrant culture make the Thai capital an ideal gateway for a journey to South-East Asia.

Traveller's Guide: Cambodia

You can still feel like an explorer in a country where the wonders of Angkor Wat stand in contrast to the horrors of the Killing Fields, says Richard Waters

Unexploded bombs found around Thai capital

Police discovered three unexploded bombs in Bangkok and a neighbouring province, authorities said today, the latest in a series of mysterious incidents stoking fears of civil unrest in Thailand.

Red Shirt v Yellow Shirt: Thailand's political struggle

The supporters of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra are massing again

Elections marred by deadly bomb

A bomb at a Bangkok bus stop killed one person and wounded at least 10 after polls closed in yesterday's parliamentary by-election.

Briton convicted over Thailand protests deported

A British former royal porter convicted in Thailand after being filmed inciting people to burn down a shopping centre has been deported to the UK, it was disclosed today.

Briton filmed inciting Thai shopping centre fire faces court

A Briton arrested in Thailand after being filmed inciting people to burn down a shopping centre appeared in court today, the Foreign Office said.

Shocked family bids farewell to medic killed in Red Shirt sanctuary

Andrew Buncombe joins the crowds flocking to an eastern Bangkok temple to pray after cruel death of 'Nurse Kate'

Thaksin wanted on terror charges in Thailand

An arrest warrant has been issued for ousted Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, on terrorism charges in connection with the country's recent bloody protests.

Former Thai PM charged over Bangkok protests

Thailand's Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on terrorism charges related to the country's recent bloody protests.

Bangkok curfew extended as city cleans up

The Prime Minister has extended a night-time curfew in the capital and said he will consider early elections only after the violence that has wracked the nation for the past two months is completely over.

Backpackers pack their bags and leave Bangkok in droves

Thai capital's hotels, shops, cafés and conference centres all report a drastic drop in custom

Thai government shows protesters' arsenal

Thai officials today revealed a large cache of weapons confiscated from the stronghold of protesters cleared from the heart of Bangkok in a military operation that ended a two-month standoff that left at least 85 dead.

Thai leader orders probe into Bangkok bloodshed

Thailand's leader promised to launch an independent probe into "all events" surrounding the Red Shirt anti-government protests, and yesterday called for reconciliation to heal the deep political divisions that led to widespread violence and 83 deaths in two months.

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