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Feared Russian gang boss captured in Thailand

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 14:49

A Russian crime boss who led a gang blamed for the murder of around 60 people during the lawless period following the fall of the Soviet Union has been captured in Thailand, local authorities said Wednesday.

Thailand`s Pheu Thai Party expects to face ban

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 13:01

The Pheu Thai Party, which was major coalition party in previous government, is facing the prospect of being banned by the junta rulers, media reported Wednesday.

US: Thai coup repressive, likely to last

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 05:08

Thailand`s recent military takeover is more repressive and likely to endure longer than the last military coup eight years ago, a senior US official has said.

US cancels military exercise with Thailand after coup

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 05:02

The US has cancelled an ongoing military exercise with Thailand and scrapped several bilateral engagements while urging restoration of democratic rule in the Southeast Asian country in the wake of a bloodless coup there.

Thailand`s junta releases `Red Shirt` activist

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:39

Thailand`s military junta today released an opposition activist who had appeared on an army television channel saying her detention was "too good for words to say" after demands from several human rights group for her freedom.

Thai ex-lawmakers vow `fightback` against coup

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 15:36

The former leader of Thailand`s toppled ruling party on Tuesday launched the first official opposition group to the new military regime, trying to draw together dissidents within the country and overseas.

Fugitive Thai politician sets up anti-junta organisation

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 13:43

Charupong Ruangsuwan, a former Thai interior minister believed to be in self-imposed exile, Tuesday announced setting up of an organisation to counter the military junta.

Opponents of Thai military regime launch campaign for democracy

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 09:19

Opponents of Thailand`s junta launched a campaign on Tuesday to restore democracy and "oppose the military dictatorship and its aristocratic network", the first sign of organised resistance to the army since it seized power last month. 

EU raps Thailand on coup, cuts official contacts, accord

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:31

European Union foreign ministers on Monday condemned the military takeover in Thailand and agreed punitive measures to back up calls for an urgent return to democratic rule.

Thai police offer reward for evidence on anti-coup protesters

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 17:09

Thai police today offered a financial reward to anyone providing photographic or video evidence to help them convict anti-coup protesters in an intensifying crackdown against critics of last month`s military takeover.

Thai protest leader, junta chief in talks since 2010

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 16:58

Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said that he had advised junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha on ways to uproot Thaksin Shinawatra`s regime since 2010, media reported Monday.

Thai junta gets tough on World Cup gambling

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 16:22

Thailand`s military leaders are cracking down on illegal gambling, which is forecast to soar during the World Cup, as part of a campaign to clean up the country and restore its image.