| May 22, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Thailand’s military on Thursday seized power from a caretaker government, declaring that the takeover was necessary to end six months of political crisis and often violent protests. It was the 12th coup in Thailand in 84 years. The televised...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Scores of ousted Thai government officials surrendered to the military, and soldiers broke up a demonstration in central Bangkok on Friday, as the army cemented its power the day after declaring a coup.
Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:44 AM
In a controversial ruling that deepened Thailand’s political crisis, the country’s constitutional court on Wednesday ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave office, ruling that she abused her powers when she transferred a...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:53 PM
The general who led a military coup in Thailand three months ago took on the civilian mantle of prime minister Thursday when the legislators he appointed nominated him as sole candidate and voted overwhelmingly to make him government chief.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Thailand’s military rulers detained hundreds of people without charges, tortured some prisoners and systematically stifled dissent since seizing power in a May coup, a leading human rights watchdog reported Thursday.
Amnesty International said...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:41 PM
We've heard about the war on terrorism and the war against drugs, but there is another war that has gone on for decades — the war on poaching — and it's about time we give it just as much attention.
On Sept. 26 in New York City, the...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 3:36 PM
A day after street protests turned deadly in Thailand, the head of the army declined on Friday to rule out a military coup d'etat to quell escalating violence as pro- and anti-government forces head toward a contentious Feb. 2 election.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:33 PM
A massive protest against the government of Thailand on Monday occupied seven key intersections in teeming Bangkok, paralyzing traffic in the city of 12 million and forcing schools and businesses to close, news agencies reported.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:18 AM
BANGKOK, Thailand – As anti-government protesters continued their siege of the capital, Thailand’s embattled prime minister on Tuesday rejected growing calls for her resignation, saying she had a “duty to preserve democracy.”...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Thai officials proclaimed a state of emergency Tuesday to contain increasingly violent anti-government protesters trying to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and derail an election she has called.
The 60-day emergency state gives the government...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:15 PM
The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for Thailand, warning visitors about demonstrations sparked, in part, by elections next month.
"The situation is unpredictable and ongoing demonstration activity, primarily in the greater Bangkok...