Thailand's army chief imposed martial law Tuesday after months of deadly anti-government protests caused political paralysis, but insisted the intervention did not amount to yet another military coup.
Thailand's biggest investor Japan on Tuesday expressed “grave concerns” after the army imposed martial law, with the United States saying it must only be “temporary” as multinational firms monitored events nervously.
Thailand's army declared martial law before dawn Tuesday in a surprise announcement it said was aimed at keeping the country stable after six months of sometimes violent political unrest. The military, however, denied a coup d'etat was underway.
Thai opposition protesters suffered a setback Friday in their long-running battle to topple the government as the upper house of parliament shunned their call to pick an unelected premier.
The chief of Thailand's coup-prone army warned Thursday his troops “may use force” to quell political violence after three people were killed in a grenade and gun attack on protesters in Bangkok.
Thailand's authorities warned Sunday that opposition efforts to hand power to an unelected regime risked unleashing new violence, as rival protesters prepared for a showdown over the fate of the crippled government.
Thousands of pro-government “Red Shirts” massed in Thailand's capital Saturday to challenge attempts by opposition protesters to hand power to an unelected regime, warning that the kingdom was lurching towards “civil war.”
The mother and uncle of a Canadian woman allegedly killed over her secret marriage to a poor rickshaw driver were ordered Friday to be extradited to India to face charges.
Thai police fired tear gas Friday at protesters who called for the nation's Senate to aid their bid to topple the embattled government, two days after the prime minister was stripped of office.
Thousands of protesters are marching through the Thai capital to show that the prime minister's ouster by a court ruling is not enough.