UN decries `harsh` Thai sentences for royal slurs

The United Nation`s human rights office has voiced alarm at recent arrests and jail sentences for insulting Thailand`s monarchy, warning of "chilling effects" on freedom of expression under the junta.

Thai martial law to remain, says senior army commander

Martial law in Thailand is likely to remain in force for the time being despite concerns by foreign investors, a senior army commander said.

Opposition activist fabricated torture allegations, says Thai junta

An opposition activist`s claims that she was tortured in military custody were "100 percent fabricated", Thailand`s ruling junta said on Tuesday, after the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called for an immediate investigation.

Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

Thailand`s military makes way for a new administration in coming weeks, but the generals will keep a tight grip on power by filling an interim cabinet and legislature with soldiers, military sources said on Wednesday.

New charter allows Thai junta chief to be interim PM

Thailand`s military junta on Wednesday unveiled details of a new provisional constitution that would give sweeping powers to its chief, allowing him to serve as an interim prime minister.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck vows not to flee

Thailand`s deposed former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra ruled out going into self-exile to avoid possible criminal charges, after the country`s junta gave her permission to travel overseas.

Thai junta allows ousted PM Yingluck Shinawatra to leave country

Thailand`s former PM Yingluck Shinawatra was granted permission by the military junta to travel to Europe for a 20-day trip for the first time after the first woman premier was ousted in a coup.

Assets of Yingluck, former Thai ministers to be probed

The assets of former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and four of her ministers allegedly involved in a controversial rice-pledging scheme would be probed, the country`s anti-graft body announced on Thursday.

Yingluck sends first message to supporters after coup

Thailand`s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra Sunday thanked her supporters via Facebook for their support.

Stumbling Thai economy lends urgency to junta`s revival efforts

Thailand is expected to publish data on Friday showing stagnant consumption and investment, more evidence of a stumbling economy that will lend urgency to the military junta`s efforts to get the country working again.

Thai military junta says it will not `cling to power`

Thailand`s new ruling military junta on Thursday said it will not "cling to power" and hold fresh elections under "right conditions", as tensions mounted in the troubled nation a week after the army seized power in a coup.

Thailand`s ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra freed

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was on Monday released by the military junta, three days after the army put her under detention following a coup.

Thai protest leader released from detention

Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban was released Monday from military detention, a media report said.

Former Thai PM Yingluck released by military junta?

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been quietly released by the military junta which has asked her to help maintain peace and not to get involved with protesters or any political movement, a media report said on Sunday.

Opposition to Thai coup simmers, ex-PM in `safe place`

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was in a "safe place" on Saturday after being held by the army following a coup, an aide said, as opposition to the takeover grew among her supporters and pro-democracy activists.

Yingluck, leaders will be in detention for a week: Thai Army

Thailand`s army today said it will detain former premier Yingluck Shinawatra and top leaders of the ousted government for up to a week to give them "time to think", as the military junta intensified crackdown after seizing power in a bloodless coup this week.

Former Thai PM detained, military outlines reform agenda

Thailand`s former premier Yingluck Shinawatra and some members of her powerful business family were detained today as the military junta tightened its grip on power a day after staging a bloodless coup.

India recalls its troops from joint exercise in Thailand

India has recalled its troops currently in Thailand for the bilateral `Maitree` military exercise in the wake of the coup there even as it pitched for restoration of normalcy based on the principles of democracy and will of the people of that country.

Ousted Thai PM answers general`s summons a day after coup

Thai army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha summoned ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to a meeting on Friday, a day after he seized power in a bloodless coup and said he wanted to restore order following months of turmoil.

Thai army stops 155 people from leaving country after coup

Thailand`s military government has banned 155 people including politicians and activists from leaving the country after staging a coup following months of political turmoil, according to a statement read on television on Friday.