An elderly woman died and 23 other people were injured after a strong earthquake shook northern Thailand, an official said Tuesday, as aftershocks continued to rattle the mountainous region popular with tourists.
Thailand's Constitutional Court said it will rule on Wednesday whether to remove Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office on abuse of power charges, a verdict that could plunge the country deeper into crisis.
Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance Monday to mark the 64th anniversary of his coronation, as the political turmoil gripping his kingdom enters a critical phase.
Thailand's opposition leader Saturday refused to commit to elections mooted for July to end an ulcerous political crisis, instead calling for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign before new polls later in the year.
A Thai comedian and prominent “Red Shirt” political activist lost an appeal Thursday against a two-year prison term under the kingdom's strict royal defamation law.
Thailand's government and election authorities agreed Wednesday to hold a new general election on July 20 in an attempt to end the country's political stalemate.
Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva is ready to hold talks with both Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra next week in a bid to end the prolonged political deadlock, as long as the meetings are broadcast live on television, party spokesperson Chavanond Intarakomalyasut said Saturday.
Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday gave Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra more time to submit her defense against allegations of abuse of power which could see her removed from office.
Two journalists, including an Australian editor, were ordered Thursday to stand trial in Thailand on defamation charges linked to a Pulitzer Prize-winning article alleging Thai military involvement in people smuggling.
As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him.