King Bhumibol

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 Thai Princess Ubolratana, pictured in 2010, has broken away from royal tradition by entering the race for PM. File Photograph: Kin Cheung / AP

Thailand’s princess has broken royal tradition of staying away from politics with her bid to become prime minister in the upcoming elections. The sis(...)

King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (C) presiding over the royal ceremony to collect and transfer the late king’s royal relics and ashes to the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Photograph: Thai Royal Household/EPA

The bones and ashes of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej were brought to their final resting places on Sunday, the fifth and last day of an elab(...)

The Royal Urn is carried in the Royal Chariot. Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/Getty Images

A ceremony to transfer the remains of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his spectacular golden crematorium in the royal quarter of Bangkok began o(...)

A boy carries a portrait of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej while he lines up to pay his respects at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

Almost on the stroke of midday, the skies above this city opened, drenching its streets and its mourning residents. Ironically too, today officially m(...)

Thai police  inspect the site of a bomb blast in Hua Hin, south of Bangkok. Photograph: Reuters

A series of blasts hit three popular tourist resorts and towns in southern Thailand on Thursday and Friday, killing four people and wounding dozens, d(...)

 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 (...)