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    1. January 19, 2008

      Pro-Thaksin party cleared to form government

      A political party loyal to Thaksin Shinawatra, the ousted prime minister, looks poised to form Thailand's next government...

    2. January 19, 2008

      Pro-Thaksin party poised for power

      A political party loyal to Thaksin Shinawatra, the ousted prime minister, looks poised to form Thailand's next government...

    1. December 24, 2007

      Thai parties get down to coalition-building

      Thailand’s political parties got down to hard political bargaining on Monday after allies of Thaksin Shinawatra, the deposed...

    2. December 24, 2007

      Thaksin allies win elections in snub to military

      Allies of Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's deposed prime minister, won a convincing victory in yesterday's parliamentary...

    3. December 24, 2007

      Coup leaders suffer election rebuke

      Allies of Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's deposed prime minister, won a convincing victory in yesterday's parliamentary...

    4. December 24, 2007

      Thaksin allies win in snub to military

      Allies of Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's deposed prime minister, won a convincing victory in yesterday's parliamentary...

    5. December 23, 2007

      Thaksin allies win in snub to military

      Allies of Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand’s deposed prime minister, won a convincing victory in Sunday’s parliamentary...

    6. November 22, 2007

      Observer: Changing teams in political football

      With Thailand's promised parliamentary elections less than a month away, Thaksin Shinawatra, the exiled former prime...

    7. August 21, 2007

      Loyalists moved to give People's Power a chance

      Founded in 1998, Thaksin Shinawatra's Thai Rak Thai party - whose name means "Thais love Thais" - was an unlikely alliance...

    8. August 21, 2007

      Thaksin looms large as referendum clears way for poll

      Nearly a year after seizing power from an elected administration, Thailand's military has secured public endorsement of a...

    9. August 20, 2007

      Thailand votes for a poor constitution

      The voters of Thailand have endorsed a new constitution that should pave the way for an early return to democratic rule,...

    10. July 30, 2007

      Ex-prime minister seeks to do it his way

      For six years Thaksin Shinawatra, the charismatic billionaire telecoms tycoon, ruled Thailand and revelled in the adulation...

    11. July 24, 2007

      Arrests planned after Thai coup protests

      Thai police said on Monday that they would issue arrest warrants for six leaders of the former ruling Thai Rak Thai party...

    12. June 2, 2007

      Democrat courts Thaksin's voters

      The leader of Thailand's Democrat party flew to the country's Muslim south yesterday to visit victims of separatist...

    13. June 1, 2007

      Democrat tries to woo Thaksin supporters

      The leader of Thailand’s Democrat party on Friday flew to the country’s Muslim south to visit victims of separatist...

    14. June 1, 2007

      Thai ban blunder

      Too soon, foreign investors welcomed the seemingly calm response in Bangkok yesterday to the banning of Thaksin Shinawatra,...

    15. June 1, 2007

      Defiant Thaksin party vows to fight on

      Defiant politicians from Thailand’s Thai Rak Thai (Thais love Thais) party, founded by ousted prime minister Thaksin...

    16. May 30, 2007

      Thailand’s Thaksin banned from politics

      The military-appointed Constitutional Tribunal of Thailand on Wednesday banned Thaksin Shinawatra, the ousted prime...

    17. October 4, 2006

      Ousted Thaksin's party is rocked as he quits

      Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's former prime minister, formally quit as leader of his Thai Rak Thai (Thais love Thais) party...

    18. October 3, 2006

      Thaksin’s resignation rocks his party

      Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand’s former prime minister, formally quit as leader of his Thai Rak Thai (Thais love Thais) party...

    19. October 3, 2006

      Thaksin's party starts to unravel as 70 MPs quit

      Thailand's Thai Rak Thai (Thais love Thais) party of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra began to fracture yesterday...

    20. October 2, 2006

      Thaksin’s party starts to unravel as 70 MPs quit

      Thailand’s Thai Rak Thai (Thais love Thais) party of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra began to fracture on Monday as...

    21. September 28, 2006

      Backers of Thaksin suspected of arson

      Thailand's military rulers said yesterday they were looking into whether arson attacks against four schools in northern...

    22. September 21, 2006

      Deposed Thaksin to take ‘deserved rest’

      Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand’s deposed prime minister, said he was planning to take a “deserved rest”, but called for the...

    23. September 21, 2006

      Editorial comment: Time up for Thaksin as tanks roll in

      There is something so retro about Thailand's bloodless coup that we risk dismissing it as an exotic departure from a...

    24. September 21, 2006

      Shake-up of political scene expected

      Thaksin Shinawatra, a billionaire telecommunications tycoon turned politician, swept into power in Thailand in 2001 after...

    25. September 19, 2006

      Timeline: From contested elections to military coup

      February 2005 - Thaksin Shinawatra’s Thai Rak Thai (Thais Love Thais) party wins a second consecutive landslide election...

    26. August 17, 2006

      Observer: Boiling over

      Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's controversial caretaker prime minister, has been incredibly ambiguous about whether he...

    27. August 4, 2006

      Opening of Thailand’s airport worries airlines

      Suthin Kongchoodi, a 33-year-old hospital maintenance worker, travelled six hours by bus from north-eastern Thailand to...

    28. June 28, 2006

      Thai parties indicted over polls

      Thailand's political chaos intensified yesterday as prosecutors formally indicted the ruling Thai Rak Thai party and...

    29. June 27, 2006

      Thai court may disband ruling party

      Thailand’s political chaos intensified on Tuesday, as prosecutors formally indicted the ruling Thai Rak Thai party as well...

    30. June 23, 2006

      Blow for Bangkok as top legal adviser decides to quit

      The leading legal adviser to the government of Thaksin Shinawatra said yesterday he would resign from the cabinet, dealing...

    31. June 22, 2006

      Adviser’s departure deals blow to Thai PM

      The leading legal adviser to the government of Thaksin Shinawatra said on Thursday he would resign from the cabinet, dealing...

    32. May 31, 2006

      Thai cabinet accepts date for new poll

      Thailand's caretaker cabinet ignored judicial admonitions and accepted an Election Commission proposal to hold fresh...

    33. May 17, 2006

      Top Thai judges hit at election organisers

      Thailand sank deeper into political limbo yesterday as top judges called on election commissioners to resign and open the...

    34. May 16, 2006

      Thai courts urge election commission to resign

      Thailand sank deeper into political limbo on Tuesday as top judges jointly called on recalcitrant election commissioners to...

    35. May 9, 2006

      Thais face new poll as election result is quashed

      Hopes for an end to Thailand's political stalemate were raised when the country's constitutional court ruled yesterday that...

    36. May 2, 2006

      Thailand prepares for fresh election battle

      A month ago, Thai voters cast ballots in the most bizarre parliamentary election the country had ever seen. The ruling Thai...

    37. April 27, 2006

      Judges to consider nullifying Thai poll

      Thailand's top judges will meet tomorrow to try to resolve a constitutional deadlock, after King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a...

    38. April 27, 2006

      Thai judges may nullify poll as king intervenes

      Thailand's top judges will meet tomorrow to try to resolve a constitutional deadlock, after King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a...

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