Thailand

Thailand's "red shirts" gear up for a fight

Amy Sawitta Lefevre The clock is ticking for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, but her supporters are hatching plans to thwart any move to dismiss her

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Thailand gives radar data 10 days after plane lost

The search continues ... Military officer Ngo Ngoc Dong is seen reflected in a map on an iPad showing the path of the Vietnam Air Force search and rescue AN-26 aircraft.

Bangkok: Thailand's military said Tuesday that its radar detected a plane that may have been Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 just minutes after the jetliner's communications went down, and that it...

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Australian businessman missing in Thailand

Missing: Australian man Nathan Hansford, a long-time expatriate resident of Thailand.

Lindsay Murdoch Australian businessman Nathan Hansford is the second long-time expatriate resident of Thailand to be declared missing amid concern they may have been targeted by criminals.

Bus plunges into ravine killing 30 in western Thailand

Thai emergency workers carry one of 32 injured bus passengers to an ambulance following a bus accident in Mae Sot, northern Thailand.

Bangkok: A double-decker bus carrying municipal workers on a field trip in western Thailand plunged off a steep road and into a ravine, killing at least 30 people and injuring 22 others, officials...

Thailand proceedings against Australian journalist delayed

Lindsay Murdoch Former Age journalist Alan Morison learns that a scheduled meeting with a public prosecutor - the first official step in an unprecedented defamation lawsuit brought by the Royal Thai Navy - has been...

Thailand begins re-runs of troubled vote

Polls have opened peacefully in five Thai provinces for re-runs of a widely disrupted general election, authorities said, in the first move to complete a troubled vote that could provide a mandate...

The moment Thailand's king defused a timebomb

Lindsay Murdoch It was a moment that stopped bloodshed on Bangkok’s streets and captivated the world. Thailand's revered king brought two feuding parties toegther.

Paradise lost in Thailand's political turmoil

Anti-government supporters attend a rally and memorial for the children killed in recent bomb blasts in Bangkok.

Lindsay Murdoch They called it the closest place on earth to paradise, but its leaders are now speaking openly of their fears that Thailand could collapse amid widespread violence

Thailand's political crisis threatens economy as poll delayed

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at the Royal Thai Air Force headquarters before a cabinet meeting in Bangkok.

Lindsay Murdoch Thailand’s government will remain paralysed for months, raising the risk of further street violence and possible damage to the economy, after the country’s Election Commission announced it would try...

Thailand's fault lines could finally tear country asunder

Lindsay Murdoch Powerful people are trying to orchestrate the overthrow of Thailand's democratically elected prime minister in a silent coup, government insiders say.

From violin to slalom, Vanessa Mae is set to ski for Thailand at the Sochi Olympics

Bangkok: Violinist Vanessa Mae is set to ski for Thailand at the Winter Olympics in Russia next month, the Thai team says.

Thailand's government declares a state of emergency in Bangkok

Under pressure ... Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Lindsay Murdoch Bangkok: Thailand's government on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas to cope with protests that have stirred up violent attacks.

Thailand's anti-government protesters defiant

An anti-government protester wears a mask in national colours in Thailand

Lindsay Murdoch Anti-government protest leaders have declared they will defy the imposition of a state of emergency that gives security forces wide powers to crackdown on protests that have paralysed the Thai...

Thailand's government pushes ahead with election despite warnings that 'chaos will ensue'

Pressing ahead with Sunday's poll: Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Lindsay Murdoch Thailand's besieged government has decided to push ahead with controversial elections on Sunday despite warnings it could lead to chaos and violence.

Thailand's gathering storm

Lindsay Murdoch's story from Chiangmai, Thailand.

Lindsay Murdoch They plan to call the uprising from a dingy 11th floor apartment above Chiang Mai, northern Thailand's capital. ''Be prepared.

Three young brothers gunned down in Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND - FEBRUARY 3:  3: A boy looks out from a city bus as traffic returns to normal after the anti-government movement consolidated their territory their territory from blocking six major intersections to four February 3, 2014 in Bangkok,Thailand. After disrupting the general election February 2, anti-government demonstrators are determined to keep up their campaign against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The

Three brothers including a three-year-old have been shot dead in Thailand's violence-plagued deep south and their pregnant mother injured, police said Tuesday.

Anti-government protests rock Thailand

Thanyarat Doksone About 100,000 anti-government demonstrators have rallied in Thailand's capital, demanding that the prime minister step down amid claims that her government is controlled by her older brother, ousted...

Thailand’s political crisis is deepening as protesters occupy government centres

Riot policemen stand guard outside the parliament during a censure debate in Bangkok November 26, 2013. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces a no-confidence debate in Thailand's lower house. The two-day debate wraps up with a vote on Thursday before parliament goes into recess on Friday. The debate comes as anti-government protests in Bangkok are escalating in a bid to overthrow her embattled government. Protesters moved to occupy key government buildings on Monday including the finance and foreign ministries.  REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom  (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Lindsay Murdoch Thailand’s political crisis is deepening as anti-government protesters occupy 24 provincial government centres and mass outside four key ministries in Bangkok.

Yingluck Shinawatra defeats no-confidence motion, but Thailand remains on edge

Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's prime minister, speaks to members of the media as she arrives at Parliament House in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday.

Lindsay Murdoch Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has easily survived a parliamentary non-confidence vote as she faces the biggest challenge of her two and a half year-rule from anti-government protests.

Thailand unrest fails to deter Australian tourists

Australian traveller Shane Pearce with his son, Finn, in Khao San road, Bangkok, a popular location for tourists.

Lindsay Murdoch Tourists keep flocking to Thailand's most popular destinations despite mass demonstrations and political upheaval.