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Marie-Andree Leclerc and Tahar Rahim in The Serpent

Tangled up somewhere inside The Serpent (BBC One, 9pm) a compelling true crime drama is trying to slither free. Alas, the BBC’s big new year drama los(...)

Pro-democracy activist leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak (in red costume) flashes the three-finger salute to encourage the accused in the lese majeste charges at a police station in Bangkok. Photograph: Narong Sangnak

“Long live the queen!” people cried, as Parit Chiwarak, a leader of Thailand’s student-led protests, took the stage in a bouffant wig and pink gown si(...)

Noor and Aziz, as conceptualised by Sesame Workshop, are playful and get along well. Screengrab: Sesame Street, Youtube

Six-year-old twins Noor and Aziz live in the largest refugee camp in the world. They are Rohingya Muslims who escaped ethnic cleansing in their native(...)

An anti-government protester waves a large Thai  flag during a protest calling for monarchy reform at the Siam Commercial Bank headquarters in Bangkok on November 25th. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

The number 112 strikes fear in Thailand. It refers to Section 112 of the country’s criminal code, which makes insulting or defaming the king and his c(...)

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and Queen Suthida greet well-wishers during the royal ceremony to commemorate the death anniversary of King Vajiravudh or King Rama VI at Lumpini Park in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday. Photograph: Rungroj Yonggrit/ EPA

As young democracy protesters in Thailand have broadened the scope of their demands to encompass once-taboo criticism of the king, the government has (...)

  Protesters make three-finger salutes outside the headquarters of the Siam Commercial Bank on Wednesday in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph:  Sirachai Arunrugstichai/Getty Images

Thousands of Thai protesters called on King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Wednesday to cede control of a royal fortune valued in the tens of billions of doll(...)

 Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida greet royalist supporters outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Photograph:  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP) via Getty Images

There are certain constants in Thailand: the drenching monsoons, the grand openings of new shopping malls and the rumours that the Royal Thai Armed Fo(...)

A pro-democracy protester painted in blue at an anti-government protest in Bangkok on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in a wave of protests across Bangkok and other Thai cities on Saturday in defiance of a government cra(...)

Thai Airways pilot Akarapol Apanant demonstrates the controls as visitors to the airline’s flight simulator look on. Photograph: Sakchai Lalit/AP

Image of the week: Flying in theory Over in Australia, Qantas has been flogging its branded business-class pyjamas and old bar carts. But at the head(...)

A pro-democracy protester and a child hold up a three-finger salute during a demonstration in Bangkok on Thursday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

Thailand declared a state of emergency in Bangkok as police and soldiers dispersed demonstrators on Thursday, marking the start of a crackdown on a st(...)

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