The targeting by Monday’s Bangkok bomber of a site much frequented by tourists had ominous echoes of the deadly attack in June on Sousse in Tunis and (...)

 Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra (C) receives flowers from supporters as she leaves after a hearing on criminal charges stemming from her government’s rice price subsidy at the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions in Bangkok on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA 1:20

Ousted former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra appeared at a Bangkok court on Tuesday for the start of her trial on negligence charges over a m(...)

Police officers inspect the site of a car bomb blast at a car park of a shopping mall on the Thai tourist island of Koh Samui yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A truck bomb in an underground carpark wounded seven people on the Thai holiday island of Koh Samui on Friday night, in an incident which was likely (...)

Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha during a press conference a in Bangkok, on Tuesday. “Don’t worry, if you’re not doing anything wrong, there’s no need to be afraid.” Photograph: EPA

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has endorsed a request by the country’s prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to end martial law, leaving the junta chie(...)

Deposed Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra gives a traditional greeting as she leaves parliament after delivering a statement during the National Legislative Assembly meeting in Bangkok, on this January 22nd. Thailand’s attorney general filed charges against  Yingluck on Thursday. Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

Thailand’s attorney general filed charges against deposed prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday, in a case that could result in a 10-year jai(...)

Thai legislature has voted to impeach former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra over an allegedly corrupt rice purchasing scheme. Photograph: Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom

Thailand’s junta-appointed legislature impeached former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and banned her from politics for five years on Friday, w(...)

Thailand’s prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a military coup in May, had  promised that a general election would take place in 2015 but his deputy today said the poll was unlikely to take place until 2016. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images.

A Thai general election planned for next year will be delayed until 2016, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday, pushing back the promised retur(...)

High-speed trains in China: the country plans to build a 3,000 kilometre high-speed line stretching from Kunming in Yunnan province all the way to Singapore, passing through Laos, Thailand and Malaysia. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

China’s importance to the region was given another boost with the news that Thailand’s military junta has approved a 741.4 billion baht (€17.2 billion(...)

A soldier walks past sacks of rice at a warehouse in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok. The military is checking rice warehouses nationwide to work out how much grain was stockpiled by the government it ousted in May and check on rice quality amid alleged corruption during the time the policy was run by former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

Thailand’s military rulers have given permission to former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave the country on a private trip on condition she (...)

Thai soldiers stand guard to prevent any rallying against the military coup at the Victory Monument in Bangkok today. Photograph: Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thailand’s junta has prepared a force of over 6,000 troops and police for deployment in Bangkok today to smother protests and prevent opposition to th(...)