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 

Bangkok burns as protesters surrender

Rioting and fires swept Bangkok today after troops stormed a protest encampment, forcing protest leaders to surrender but sparking clashes that killed at least four people and triggered unrest in northern Thailand.

Inside the surreal world of the Red Shirts

Outside the violence rages, but within the protesters' Bangkok camp there are rubbish collections, DIY temples – and an Elvis impersonator

Thai government rejects compromise of peace talks overseen by senate

Every day in Bangkok, hopes of a breakthrough that might end the violent crisis are raised. And every day such hopes are dashed.

Red Shirts defiant as their military leader is laid to rest

His skin was waxen and his face bruised, but there was no mistaking Major-General Khattiya Sawasdipol.

Leading article: At the edge of the precipice

There can be no doubting the seriousness of the situation in Thailand. Not only is there a real possibility of the stand-off between the army and the protesters escalating into a bloodbath that could spread to the rest of the country. There is also the sense that the confrontation in Bangkok reflects a division within the Buddhist kingdom that can no longer be contained, even if descent into total violence is averted this time.

Gareth Price: Even if the protests can be ended peacefully, Thai society will remain polarised

The escalation of violence in Bangkok in recent weeks gives the impression that the conflict between rural poor and urban elites is reaching an end. In some regards this is true; it is difficult to see how the current situation in Thailand's premier business district can continue for much longer. But it is much harder to see how this conflict can be reconciled in the longer term.

Government and Red Shirts refuse to talk in bloody Bangkok deadlock

As the 'peaceful' protesters bear arms and the government rejects a UN intervention, the prospect of civil war in Thailand is edging closer. Andrew Buncombe reports from the capital

Protesters defy soldiers in Thai stand-off

The rising death toll is failing to deter thousands of anti-government demonstrators camped in the centre of Bangkok

Street battles intensify as Thai army advances on protest camp

Ten people killed after soldiers use live rounds in effort to break up anti-government barricades. Andrew Buncombe reports

Eight killed as Thai crisis deepens

Thai troops opened fire on rioting anti-government demonstrators today in an attempt to throw a security cordon around their protest site, turning Bangkok's commercial district into a bloody battlefield.

Renegade Thai general who sided with Red Shirts is shot in the head

US and UK embassies closed as state of emergency is declared across country

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.

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.

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.

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