Yingluck defends herself against negligence charges

Embattled Thai Premier Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday defended herself against charges of negligence in a controversial rice subsidy scheme that could lead to her removal from office and a five-year ban from politics.

Protest-plagued Thailand holds Senate elections

Polls opened in Thailand on Sunday to elect the upper house of parliament in a vote that could hold the key to the fate of the prime minister, who faces possible impeachment for negligence after months of street protests.

Thai anti-graft panel gives more time to Yingluck defence

Thailand`s anti-corruption body on Thursday gave Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra two more weeks to submit her defence over negligence charges that could lead to her being removed from office.

Thai protesters to rally against PM after deadly Bangkok clashes

Protesters seeking to oust Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra plan to rally at her temporary office on Wednesday, creating another potential flashpoint a day after five people were killed in gun battles in Bangkok.

Thai riot police, protesters, face each other at government HQ

Lines of Thai riot police confronted anti-government protesters blocking the government`s headquarters in Bangkok on Tuesday after authorities said they would renew an operation to retake several sites occupied by demonstrators for weeks.

Explosions, firing in Bangkok on eve of polls, seven injured

Explosions and several shots were heard in the Thai capital on Saturday as opposition activists bent on disrupting Sunday`s controversial snap polls clashed with government supporters, leaving seven persons injured.

Thailand set for polls on Sunday amid anti-govt protests

Thailand will go to polls on Sunday amid a standoff between embattled premier Yingluck Shinawatra and opposition-backed anti-government protesters who have vowed to disrupt the elections.

Thai court rules that February 2 snap polls can be delayed

Thai court ruled that February 2 snap polls can be delayed in blow to embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra who insisted that the voting date, fixed by royal decree, was unchangeable.

UN chief calls for credible, peaceful Thai polls

Amid fears the vote could bring unrest, more than 430 candidates have sought protection.