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(...)

Soldiers block a street to prevent a protesters’ rally at the Victory Monument in Bangkok. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

Thailand is settling down to life under military rule and, while it would be wrong to say that there is widespread support for the army taking over(...)

Protesters march past portraits honoring Thailand’s king Bhumibol Adulyadej during anti-coup protests yesterday in Bangkok. Photograph:  Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Thailand’s ruling junta cut back the hours of curfew yesterday and broadcast footage showing detained political leaders were being treated well, as t(...)

A protester against military rule is comforted by a fellow protester as they stand in front of policemen deployed to control the crowd at Bangkok’s Victory Monument. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

The leader of Thailand’s coup, Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, received the royal seal of approval to run the country at a ceremony in Bangkok yesterday, as th(...)

Thai military take over the streets asserting control after an anti-coup protest  in Bangkok. Photograph:  Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Thailand’s ruling military junta summoned political leaders, including ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, to a military facility in Bangkok, (...)

 Thai police  stand guard as a van believed to be carrying former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at the Army Club in Bangkok, today.  Thailand’s ruling junta summoned more than 100 politicians attached to the former government, protest leaders and political activists citing efforts to ‘restore peace and security.’ Photograph: EPA

Thailand’s military rulers detained former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra today, a senior officer said, after summoning her for talks a day after (...)

Thailand’s last coup

It walked like a coup and talked like a coup, but,Thailand’s army insisted, it was just martial law. The army, which has staged 18 coups or attempted (...)

Injured Thai Red Shirt pro-government supporters are evacuated after soldiers raided their rally site on the outskirts of Bangkok yesterday. Photograph: EPA

Thailand’s army chief announced a coup on national television yesterday, suspending the constitution and detaining political leaders from both sides (...)