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Crown prince Vajiralongkorn proclaimed new king of Thailand

Crown prince Vajiralongkorn proclaimed new king of Thailand

The 64-year-old ascended the throne 50 days after his father and late King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away.

Thailand's Parliament invites prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to become new king

Thailand`s Parliament on Tuesday invited Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to become the next king, resolving lingering anxiety over his accession following his father`s death last month.

Thai cabinet paves way for prince`s endorsement as king

Thailand`s cabinet on Tuesday submitted the name of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to the nation`s rubber-stamp parliament, paving the way for his endorsement as king several weeks after his father`s death.

Thai prosecutors charge influential Buddhist monk over money laundering

Thailand`s attorney general said on Wednesday it would charge the abbot of a powerful Buddhist sect and four others suspected of money laundering in the latest twist of a long-running saga that has divided Thai Buddhism.

India attaches high priority to ties with Thailand: President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee has said that India attaches high priority to its relations with Thailand, and has expressed his desire to strengthen engagement in politics, security and commerce between the two countries, a statement said on Tuesday.

Thailand's queen in hospital

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-serving monarch, died on October 13 after battling several illnesses for years.

PM Narendra Modi makes stopover in Thailand, pays respects to late King

PM Narendra Modi makes stopover in Thailand, pays respects to late King

The mortal remains of King Bhumibol Adulyadej​, also known as King Rama IX, have been kept in Bangkok for people to pay their respects.

Thai entertainment, TV soaps to resume 30 days after king's death: PM

King Bhumibol died on October 13 at the age of 88, after 70 years on the throne, plunging the country into grief.

Thousands queue to visit coffin of late Thai king

Thousands of Thais streamed into the gates of Bangkok`s Grand Palace on Saturday as the public was granted its first chance to enter the throne hall where the body of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is lying in state.

Insulting the monarchy will not be tolerated, says Thailand`s police chief

Thailand`s police chief said on Wednesday insulting the monarchy would not be tolerated and anyone considering doing so should get out of the country, after a spike in cases following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct 13.

FIFA bans Thailand football chief Worawi Makudi banned for five years for forgery

FIFA bans Thailand football chief Worawi Makudi banned for five years for forgery

He was found guilty in July 2015 by a Thai court of forgery in his re-election as head of FAT.

Man suspected of planning Bangkok bombings arrested

Thai police have arrested a man alleged to be a member of a group that was planning to plant three bombs in Bangkok and adjoining provinces.

Thailand upholds elections roadmap despite King's death

Bangkok; Thailand will maintain its intention to hold general elections late next year, as planned by the military junta`s roadmap, despite the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, an official said on Monday

'Thai Crown Prince asks public not to worry over coronation'

'Thai Crown Prince asks public not to worry over coronation'

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-O-Cha said the Crown Prince wanted people to take this time to keep to themselves fine memories of the past 70 years.

Thai Crown Prince urges calm over succession: Junta chief

Thailand's Crown Prince has urged people not to "worry" about his surprise decision to delay being proclaimed king following the death his beloved father, the country's junta leader said Saturday.

British Queen Elizabeth II now longest reigning monarch after death of Thai king Bhumibol

British Queen Elizabeth II now longest reigning monarch after death of Thai king Bhumibol

Adulyadej, who died yesterday aged 88, ascended to the throne in 1946 and reigned for more than 70 years and four months.

Thai King Bhumibol's body at Grand Palace for people to pay respect

Thai King Bhumibol's body at Grand Palace for people to pay respect

Today marked the first day in 70 years that Thailand has been without a king as Vajiralongkorn asked for more time to mourn with the rest of the nation before ascending the throne.

Thailand wakes to uncertainty, grief without King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thailand wakes to uncertainty, grief without King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Military government leader Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday the country was in "immeasurable grief ... profound sorrow and bereavement".

Show me the money: Thailand's mega-rich monarchy

Late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej has left behind one of the world`s richest monarchies, with a multi-billion-dollar empire spanning property, construction and banks.

Black-clad Thais mourn king as nation holds Buddhist rites

Millions of Thais donned black Friday as the grieving nation prepared to hold traditional Buddhist ceremonies for revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose death leaves the country facing an uncertain new era.