News A Thai anti-government protester points a baton towards a building from where protesters suspected a bomb was thrown on an anti-government protest march in Bangkok on 17 January.

The explosion in the Thai capital city left the protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban unharmed 

Red Shirt v Yellow Shirt: Thailand's political struggle

The supporters of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra are massing again

Hardliner set to command Thai army

Thailand's Prime Minister yesterday approved the military's promotions list, with a hardline opponent of anti-government protesters reportedly taking the army's top post amid fears that political violence could re-ignite.

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Ousted PM's lawyer calls for Thai elections

Thailand's government must hold elections soon to prove it has a public mandate after protests that left 90 dead in the nation's capital, a lawyer for fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said today.

Red Shirts turn out for protest leader's funeral

Thousands of Red Shirts who just a month ago were encamped in the centre of Bangkok poured into a Buddhist temple today to attend the cremation of an assassinated rebel soldier who had acted as the protesters’ military chief.

Thai Prime Minister accused of human rights abuses during protest crackdown

Thailand's parliamentary opposition accused Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of human rights abuses yesterday, in a no-confidence motion centred on the use of violence during a crackdown on anti-government protests.

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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.

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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.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand: The monarch whose silence is deafening

No living leader has sat on a throne as long as he has. But frail in hospital, and conspicuous by his absence during his country's crisis, is there still time for the King of Righteousness to heal the wounds of a fragile, Buddhist society?

Khattiya Sawasdipol: Popular major-general in the Thai Army who defected to become leader of the Red Shirts

Khattiya Sawasdipol, the Thai army major-general who defected to the anti-government protest movement and was killed in the turbulence which has engulfed Bangkok, revelled in both violent confrontation and media attention. It was his fate to fall victim to a combination of the two, hit by a bullet in the head as he gave a newspaper interview city near the barricades which he organised and regularly inspected.

Bangkok calm as troops restore order

Thai authorities restored order over most of Bangkok today but the peace looked fragile, a day after rioting and fires that veered towards anarchy as troops took control of a camp occupied by anti-government protesters.

Bangkok burns as troops try to crush remaining protesters

The Thai government forced Red Shirt protesters to surrender yesterday, but far from bringing the six-week stand-off to a close, the day ended with downtown Bangkok engulfed in flames, at least six people dead, and hundreds of people cowering in a temple as bullets and grenades rained down outside.

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