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. ...

Jan 24, 2014

Thai court rules Feb. 2 vote can be delayed

Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled Friday that a Feb. 2 election opposed by anti-government protesters can legally be delayed. There was no immediate word on whether the vote would be postponed. The head of the Election Commission has argued the poll should be delayed because ...

As Thai protests pause, eyes turn to king

Dec 4, 2013

As Thai protests pause, eyes turn to king

It was one of the pivotal moments in Thailand’s troubled political history — with deadly street clashes rocking Bangkok, the country’s revered king summoned military and protest leaders who crawled toward him on their knees and made peace. Two decades after that spectacular arbitration, ...

Dec 1, 2013

Police battle Bangkok protesters with tear gas

Police in Thailand on Sunday fought off mobs of rock-throwing protesters armed with petrol bombs who tried to battle their way into the government’s sand-bagged headquarters, as gunshots rang out in Bangkok and the prime minister fled a police complex during the sharpest escalation ...

Thai protesters target army, ruling party headquarters

Nov 29, 2013

Thai protesters target army, ruling party headquarters

Defiant Thai opposition protesters stormed the army headquarters and besieged Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s party offices Friday, intensifying their fight to bring down her government. Boisterous demonstrators have targeted key government buildings in Bangkok in the biggest street protests since mass rallies in 2010 ...