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 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

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.

Troops move in as Bangkok readies itself for conflict

Tense stand-off with red-shirt protesters as soldiers replace police on streets of Thai capital

Police fear protesters are too strong after red-shirt leader's escape act

Thai authorities braced for coup after opposition supporters thwart arrest

Thailand close to political anarchy as protesters parade their dead through Bangkok

Red-shirted protesters paraded coffins through Thailand's capital today in a renewed attempt to pressure the government to step down after street fighting left 21 people dead, pushing this Southeast Asian nation closer to political anarchy.

At least 10 die and 500 injured in Thai riots

Troops and protesters traded petrol bombs and rubber bullets during running skirmishes in Bangkok

Thai authorities struggle to end mass street protest

Protesters targeted Thailand's elections watchdog today, at one point storming its office, while ignoring orders to leave Bangkok's main shopping district for a third day in an increasing bold rally to force elections.

Eriksson defends World Cup pay

Sven-Goran Eriksson says he has a clear conscience over his salary to coach the Ivory Coast at the World Cup.

Thai PM meets protest leaders for first time

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has held talks with protest leaders in an effort to defuse growing tension and avert possible confrontation after protesters intensified their drive to topple the government.

Thai fury forces Old Etonian into hiding

Premier camping out in military base and rarely sees his family as Red Shirt protests show no sign of stopping

Thai protesters target "hearts and minds" of Bangkok

Tens of thousands of opposition activists pressed ahead with anti-government protests on Friday, preparing for a new drive to win over Bangkok's politically powerful middle classes.

Thai protests turn bloody in show of defiance

Thai protesters seeking a change of government turned to shock tactics yesterday, pouring gallons of their own blood into a glistening puddle at the gate of the Prime Minister's office.

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