Thai demonstrators wear masks of Sombat Boonngamanong during a demonstration  in Bangkok in May. The activist yesterday change his Facebook status to state: “I have been arrested.” Photograph: EPA/Rungroj Yongrit

Thailand’s military junta has tightened its control of the country by sidelining officials loyal to the ousted Shinawatra family, and yesterday caugh(...)

A teardrop rolls down the face of a soldier whose unit was deployed in Bangkok’s shopping district yesterday to control protesters against military rule. Photograph: Reuters/Damir Sagolj

Soldiers faced off against protesters at Bangkok’s Victory Monument yesterday in one of the sporadic displays of anger at the military coup d’etat whi(...)

Anti-government protesters take part in a rally outside parliament in Bangkok yesterday. Thailand’s senate met to try to find a solution to protracted political turmoil in the polarised country. Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

Thailand’s senate was working yesterday to find a way of breaking the country’s political deadlock and resolving turmoil that has crippled the governm(...)

Pro-government supporters rally in western Bangkok in support of ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her embattled party that is clinging to caretaker government status. Photograph: Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thailand’s protracted political crisis intensified yesterday as Yingluck Shinawatra’s beleaguered administration warned people to stay away from an(...)

Thai caretaker prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra offers a greeting in the traditional Thai way as she arrives at the constitutional court in Bangkok yesterday. Photograph: Narong Sangnak/EPA

Embattled Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra appeared in court yesterday to defend herself against charges of abuse of power over her transfer of(...)

Anti- government leader Suthep Thaugsuban leads a march as protesters move their main protest site off the main streets of  Bangkok today. Photograph:  Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Thailand was holding re-run elections today in five provinces where voting was disrupted in last month’s poll by anti-government protesters tr(...)

Supporters greet Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in the northern town of Chiang Mai today. Photograph: Reuters

Embattled Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra hunkered down in her northern stronghold of Chiang Mai today, declining to attend an anti-gra(...)

Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is staying out of Bangkok as protests against her government intensify. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Embattled Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was staying at a site 150 kilometres outside Bangkok on Monday as unrest in the capital inten(...)

A rice farmer speaks during a meeting to discuss whether to proceed to Bangkok airport during a protest in Bang Pa-In, Ayutthaya province, Thailand, on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces the possibility of being impeached after Thailand’s anti-corruption agency said yesterday it had enough evidence to charge her with negligence for overseeing a state rice purchasing programme. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Supporters of Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra promised today to get tough with anti-government protesters paralysing parts of Bangkok, (...)

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Files/Reuters

Protesters campaigning to remove Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra turned to Facebook and other social media to attack businesses linked (...)