The recent coup is the 12th since the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in 1932. General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thai army chief and head of the new ruling junta, said the military acted after violence had claimed the loss of more than 30 lives during six months of anti-government protests

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A military coup plunges Thailand further into crisis
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Thailand’s ultra-monarchists export vigilante justice

Ever harsher domestic treatment of king’s critics fuels extremism abroad

Former Thai leaders’ murder trial scrapped

Judges dismiss case begun under ousted government

Thai junta woos foreign investors

Transport and communications improvements planned

Thailand revives rubber sell-off plan

Move could pile fresh pressure on depressed market

Thai coup leader anointed as PM

MPs unanimously confirm Gen Prayuth as their choice

Thailand cuts top-end growth forecast

GDP up 0.4% in second quarter

Thai unrest knocks GM off course in Asean

Carmaker ‘struggles’ as political turmoil and rivals impact sales

Unrest hits Thailand and Vietnam tourism

Visitors wary after Bangkok coup and Hanoi spat

Thai opposition regroup abroad

Opponents of military junta to register organisation-in-exile

Thais call for boycott of EU luxury goods

European cars and wines shunned in response to sanctions

Thai surface calm hides political battle

Military crush dissent as opposition mobilises in exile

Thai junta acts to stem worker exodus

Departure of thousands of people hurting already faltering economy

Telenor apologises to Thai military junta

Norwegian group claimed it was ordered to block Facebook

Thai leaders use cinema to boost cause

Junta provides free tickets to see film about nationalist hero

Thai junta: Let them watch football

Latest prong in a populist campaign to ‘return happiness to the people’

Thailand: Salute to the past

Military rule by detention, censorship and diktat has taken hold in a country known for its openness

The enduring power of lese majesty

Laws carrying heavy jail terms are wielded as weapons to shut down debate, says Michael Peel

Thailand, the land of the inverted smile

Much of the electorate has tasted the fruits of democracy. For the elites that is the problem

Thai stocks hit six-month highs

Set index climbs 0.9% to be more than 2.5% up since May coup

Stifled anger in Thailand’s rice plains

‘Red shirts’ ready to rise if parliament does not return

Bangkok: nightlife under a coup

Tourist trade struggles with economic uncertainty

A climate of fear sweeps Thailand

The west should pressure the junta on human rights

Thai military not pulling any punches

Thai coup leader secures royal backing

Military ruler threatens force to crush anti-coup protests

Thais must stand up to their military

For 60 years army rule has been the rule not the exception

Thai coup protesters face down soldiers

Opposition to Thai coup simmers

Former PM ‘safe’ as military dissolves Senate

Timeline: Thailand’s coups

The army has overthrown elected governments 11 times since 1932

Thailand’s coup leader takes a hard line

General’s actions underlined authority wielded by career soldier