A security guard stands next to an electoral poster with a portrait of Thai Raksa Chart party leader Preechapol Pongpanich (right) and a constituency candidate, in Bangkok on Wednesday. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

Thailand’s elections watchdog has asked for the party behind last week’s abortive bid to field the king’s sister as its candidate for prime minister t(...)

 Under the rice scheme, Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s government bought rice from farmers at above-market prices, costing the state up to $8bn. File photograph: Sakchai Lalit/AP Photo

Thailand’s supreme court convicted and sentenced former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison on Wednesday for misman(...)

Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra receives flowers from her supporters on her arrival at the Supreme Court to make final statement of the hearing in Bangkok, Thailand on August 1st. Photograph: AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit

Thailand’s supreme court has issued an arrest warrant for former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, making her a fugitive – like her brother – after (...)

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

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(...)

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