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 

Two killed in Bangkok gun battle

A medical center says two people have been killed in political street violence in the Thai capital of Bangkok.

Thailand in turmoil as protesters rise against PM

Thailand's capital was plunged into chaos yesterday, as the authorities declared a state of emergency and troops were dispatched onto the streets when gangs of protesters attacked the Prime Minister's car.

Leading article: Thailand should remember Nepal

The scenes of chaos in the Thai capital, Bangkok, where the government has declared a state of emergency after protests forced the cancellation of an Asian summit, will inevitably lead to comparisons being drawn with events in Nepal. There, an embattled royalist government was slowly engulfed by popular protests, culminating in a Maoist revolution and the scrapping of the monarchy.

State of emergency announced in Thai capital

Thailand has imposed a state of emergency in its capital, Bangkok, and surrounding areas.

Protests wreck Asian summit in Thailand

Leaders of nine countries evacuated by helicopter as anti-government crowds demanding PM's resignation storm conference centre

Thailand declares emergency as protesters storm summit

Anti-government protesters stormed a building where leaders of Asian nations were to meet today, prompting Thailand's government to cancel the summit and declare a state of emergency in the seaside city that was to host it.

Thai protesters agree to leave summit site

A leader of anti-government protesters in Thailand says demonstrators will leave the venue of a weekend summit of Asian leaders, easing concerns that the meeting might have to be canceled.

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Thai PM rejects calls for his resignation

The Thai prime minister rejected calls for his resignation by thousands of anti-government protesters who ringed his office for a second day today in a boisterous rally.

Protesters surround Thai PM's office

More than 20,000 red-shirted protesters ringed the Thai prime minister's office today, demanding the government resign and scoffing at its handout of cheques to millions of low-income workers as a buy off.

Manchester City quit Thailand as fickle fans lose interest

Manchester City have closed down their Thailand operations following former owner and ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's sale of the club, ending ambitious plans of becoming "Asia's Premier League team".

Thai academic charged with insulting king

Police have charged a prominent Thai political commentator with insulting Thailand's revered king in a 2007 book — a day after an Australian writer was jailed for three years for a similar offence.

Writer jailed for defaming royalty in book that sold seven copies

An Australian writer whose novel sold just seven copies has been jailed for three years for defaming the King of Thailand.

A new year dawns around the world

Fireworks exploded over Sydney's shimmering harbour today as the world's first major city to ring in 2009 celebrated the end of a rocky year with cheers, beers and a sense of relief.

BBC reporter faces threat of Thai jail

A group that campaigns for journalists' rights called on Thai police today to drop complaints against a BBC journalist accused of slandering the country's king.

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