Dec 07, 2011 08:42 EST
A Thai court will deliver its verdict Thursday to a US citizen who has pleaded guilty to insulting the monarchy, hoping for leniency over charges punishable by up to 15 years in prison, his lawyer said.
Dec 07, 2011 06:37 EST
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A leading member of the Thai "red shirt" movement who fled the country after bloody protests last year surrendered to the authorities on Wednesday in a case that could increase tension between the government and critics.
Nov 29, 2011 08:01 EST
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai investigators have clear evidence that the military was responsible for the death of Reuters cameraman Hiro Muramoto during political violence last year, a deputy prime minister said on Tuesday.
Nov 28, 2011 10:33 EST
Thai police said Monday they had summoned former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy in connection with deaths during a crackdown on opposition protests in Bangkok last year.
Nov 23, 2011 08:28 EST
A Thai court sentenced a man to 20 years in prison Wednesday for sending text messages deemed insulting to the monarchy, alarming critics who say the kingdom's strict lese-majeste laws hamper free speech.
Nov 23, 2011 02:11 EST
A Thai court on Wednesday sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for sending text messages deemed insulting to the monarchy, his lawyer said, under the kingdom's strict lese-majeste laws.
Nov 09, 2011 11:48 EST
Thailand's opposition lashed out Wednesday at Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's financial plans for dealing with the worst floods in half a century, saying the economy was under threat.
Sep 16, 2011 11:00 EDT
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities pressed for a new investigation on Friday into the death of Reuters cameraman Hiro Muramoto and 12 other civilians killed during political unrest last year, and said troops may have had a hand in the shootings.
Sep 15, 2011 08:29 EDT
New Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra held her first official talks with her Cambodian counterpart on Thursday as the neighbours seek to patch up relations after deadly border clashes.
Sep 15, 2011 02:30 EDT
New Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra makes her first official visit to Cambodia on Thursday aimed at shoring up relations between the neighbours after deadly border clashes.
Sep 06, 2011 16:35 EDT
A Thai court on Tuesday jailed three men, a Cambodian, a Vietnamese and a local, for two years each for espionage, officials said.
Aug 23, 2011 07:51 EDT
Thailand's new premier outlined her government's policy agenda on Tuesday in a speech to parliament overshadowed by a row over her fugitive brother's activities.
Aug 18, 2011 06:32 EDT
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Toppled in a 2006 coup and living overseas to avoid jail for graft, Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has long defied the odds by remaining a political force.
Aug 10, 2011 16:49 EDT
Democratic US Senator Jim Webb, a critic of China and champion of engaging Myanmar, will visit Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam on an August 12-25 trip, his office announced Wednesday.
Aug 06, 2011 03:29 EDT
Thailand's outgoing prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was re-elected as leader of the now-opposition Democrat Party, despite fronting their crushing defeat in July's general election.
Aug 05, 2011 07:34 EDT
Yingluck Shinawatra was confirmed as Thailand's first female prime minister on Friday, as the volatile kingdom begins a new chapter after years of political upheaval since her brother was ousted.
Aug 05, 2011 02:53 EDT
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Yingluck Shinawatra was elected Thailand's first female prime minister on Friday in a parliamentary vote just 11 weeks into a political career crafted from exile by her brother and former premier, Thaksin Shinawatra.
Aug 04, 2011 18:29 EDT
Yingluck Shinawatra is poised to become politically-turbulent Thailand's first female prime minister on Friday after riding to election glory on the coat-tails of her fugitive brother.
Aug 04, 2011 07:44 EDT
On the eve of becoming Thailand's first female premier, Yingluck Shinawatra denied reports on Thursday that her brother Thaksin would be making government appointments.
Aug 03, 2011 01:58 EDT
Thai lawmakers are set to vote in the country's first female prime minister on Friday, a parliament official said Wednesday, after she rode to election glory on the coat-tails of her fugitive brother.