Thai protest leader places conditions on talks

Feb 28, 2014

Thai protest leader places conditions on talks

The leader of Thailand’s anti-government protest movement said Thursday he is willing to negotiate to end the country’s political crisis if the prime minister is willing to talk with him live, one-on-one, on every national television station. The offer by Suthep Thaugsuban came as ...

Thai leader's supporters chain anti-graft agency

Feb 27, 2014

Thai leader's supporters chain anti-graft agency

Supporters of Thailand’s embattled prime minister chained shut the headquarters of the National Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday, a day before it plans to charge her with mishandling a government rice subsidy program. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s supporters, called Red Shirts, are copying the tactics ...

Bangkok blast kills two as fears over political violence swell

Feb 24, 2014

Bangkok blast kills two as fears over political violence swell

An apparent grenade attack against anti-government protesters occupying an upscale shopping area of Thailand’s capital killed at least two people Sunday, the latest violence in a months-long political crisis that is growing bloodier by the day. The attack near the Ratchaprasong intersection in the ...

Thai police clash with protesters, leaving three dead

Feb 18, 2014

Thai police clash with protesters, leaving three dead

Clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators in Bangkok left three people dead and 57 others injured Tuesday as riot police attempted to clear out protest camps around the Thai capital. Multiple gunshots were heard midday at a spot near the prime minister’s office where ...

Thai policeman shot dead in protest clashes

Feb 18, 2014

Thai policeman shot dead in protest clashes

A Thai policeman was shot dead as security forces clashed with opposition protesters during an operation to reclaim besieged government buildings in Bangkok on Tuesday, resulting in dozens of injuries and arrests. The sound of gunfire and explosions shook an area of the city’s ...

Feb 18, 2014

Dozens arrested as police raid Thai protest site

Thai police arrested dozens of opposition protesters during an operation Tuesday to seize back besieged government buildings in Bangkok, a senior official said. About 100 demonstrators were detained at an energy ministry complex on charges of violating a state of emergency, National Security Council ...

'The Fed' closing an end of an era

Feb 15, 2014

'The Fed' closing an end of an era

by Nick Walker

Of the many Western-style hotels that mushroomed across Bangkok in the 1960s, principally to accommodate large numbers of U.S. servicemen on leave from the Vietnam War (which was raging about 1,000 km to the east), the Federal Hotel was considered the granddaddy of them ...

Feb 12, 2014

Thai opposition loses bid to annul election

Thailand’s opposition on Wednesday lost a legal bid to nullify a controversial election disrupted by anti-government protests, in a boost to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s crisis-hit administration. The kingdom’s Constitutional Court declined to consider the petition by the Democrat Party to annul the Feb. ...