Thailand's ousted Shinawatra clan defies junta with publicity drive

Many analysts believe their Puea Thai Party would still easily win the next general election, which the junta has vowed to hold next year.

Arrest warrant issued against ex-Thai PM

A Thai court on Monday issued an arrest warrant against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after he failed to show up for the first hearing of a defamation case filed against him by the army.

Thaksin`s son doubles reward for Bangkok bomb suspect

The son of ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra has more than doubled the reward offered by police for the capture of those behind this week`s deadly Bangkok bomb blast by putting up nearly $200,000.

Thai ex-PM Thaksin under investigation for lese majeste

Thai police are investigating whether fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra committed royal defamation in a recent interview, authorities said Wednesday as they announced his passports had been revoked.

Ousted Thai PM proclaims innocence as criminal trial starts

 Thailand`s ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra insisted on her innocence Tuesday at the start of a trial that could see her jailed for a decade, part of what observers say is a vendetta against her family.

Ousted Thai PM Thaksin says no plans to mobilise supporters

Thailand`s fugitive former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, said on Tuesday he had no plans to mobilise his "Red Shirt" supporters but called the first year of the junta government which came to power in a coup "not so impressive".

Ex-Thai PM stresses rule of law as sister appears in court

 Thailand`s wildly divisive billionaire former premier Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday told Asian governments the "rule of law" was key to democracy, nearly a year after the military toppled his sister`s administration.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra pleads not guilty as negligence trial begins

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra pleads not guilty as negligence trial begins

Thailand`s ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra appeared in court Tuesday for the start of a trial that could see her jailed for a decade, part of what observers say is a vendetta against her family.

Thailand`s Yingluck faces trial and political ruin

 Thailand`s first female prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces court Tuesday at the start of a negligence trial which could see her jailed for a decade and deliver a hammer blow to the political dominance of her family.

Five years after Thai Red Shirt killings, wounds still fresh

 Five years after a bloody military crackdown on Thailand`s pro-democracy `Red Shirts`, relatives of those killed say unrepentant army rulers have failed in their promise to heal the country`s deep divisions. 

Israeli businessmen briefly detained by Thai army: Police

A group of Israelis were briefly detained by Thai soldiers this week while making a business pitch at Bangkok`s police headquarters in what officers have described as a "misunderstanding".

Thai junta reforms to fail without better charter: Former PM

Any achievements by Thailand`s ruling junta while in power will be lost without significant changes to the country`s draft constitution, Democrat Party leader and former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Friday.

Thai inquest unsure who killed Japanese cameraman

A Thai inquest into the death of a Japanese cameraman during a military crackdown five years ago against protesters ended inconclusively on Thursday with the court unable to decide who fired the fatal shot.

Thailand deliberates new constitution to end turmoil

Deliberations began Monday on a new Thai constitution, which includes clauses to stop parties winning a majority and allows unelected officials to govern, in a bid by the Thai junta to end a near-decade of political turmoil.

Thailand`s top cop: Graft-buster or junta hatchet man?

 Thailand`s top cop says his task is to revive trust in a graft-tainted force, but observers believe his real brief is to be a hatchet man for a junta trying to tame the police -- and their patron, billionaire ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

Thai PM Chan-ocha hails progress, says he doesn't want to stay in power

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hailed the performance of his military government on Friday and said a much-criticised overhaul of the constitution was needed to pull Thailand out of years of political crisis.

Ex-Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra to face trial over rice scheme

Ex-Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra to face trial over rice scheme

Thailand`s former premier Yingluck Shinawatra was Thursday ordered to stand trial on charges of negligence over a bungled rice subsidy scheme, in a case that could see her jailed for up to a decade.

Thai junta chief may testify to agency probing 2010 crackdown

Thailand`s junta chief on Thursday said he is willing to provide testimony about his involvement in a deadly 2010 military crackdown on anti-government protesters in Bangkok that left more than 90 dead.

Thai ex-PM Yingluck to be indicted over rice subsidy

Former Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra was set to be formally indicted over a bungled rice subsidy scheme Thursday in the latest legal move against her polarising family that could see her jailed for up to a decade.

Critics of former Thai PM try to discredit her with escape rumours: Lawyer

 Opponents of former Thai leader Yingluck Shinawatra were trying to discredit her by spreading false rumours that she would flee abroad before she is due to face criminal charges this month, her lawyer said on Wednesday.