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  1. FT Photo Diary

    January 15, 2014

    Protesting in Thailand

    Christophe Archambault/AFP An anti-government protester wearing a T-shirt with a picture of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, blows a...

  2. December 9, 2013

    Thai protests continue despite Yingluck calling election

    Varintip Divari made an unlikely revolutionary as she waved a placard amid the protesters around the Thai prime minister’s...

  1. FT Photo Diary

    December 5, 2013

    Thailand celebrates birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

    Ed Wray/Getty Images As Thailand celebrates the 86th birthday Of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, monks stand before a giant...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    November 27, 2013

    All eyes on the government in Thailand

    Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty An anti-government protester waves a Thai national flag next to a portrait of King...

  3. November 1, 2013

    Patriarch revered for humility

    As they lined the route to Bangkok’s Bowonniwet Vihara temple, the police cadets of the Thai capital were witnessing a...

  4. October 29, 2012

    Yingluck reshuffles Thai cabinet

    Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has consolidated her position with a sweeping cabinet reshuffle nearly 16 months...

  5. July 11, 2012

    Thai king pardons jailed US citizen

    BANGKOK – Thailand’s king has pardoned a US citizen who was jailed for two-and-a-half years last December for insulting the...

  6. December 8, 2011

    US citizen jailed for insulting Thai monarch

    A former Colorado car salesman has been sentenced to five years in a Thai prison for translating an unauthorised biography...

  7. November 21, 2011

    Thai government denies Thaksin return plan

    The Thai government has sought to cool simmering political tensions by insisting it is not seeking a royal pardon for...

  8. November 17, 2011

    Thais fearful of push to pardon Thaksin

    A bitter row has broken out in Thailand over claims that the Thai government is pushing for a royal pardon for exiled former...

  9. September 14, 2011

    Website chief faces Thai lèse majesté case

    Chiranuch Premchaiporn looks an unlikely threat to national security. Yet the diminutive editor of Thailand’s popular...

  10. August 1, 2011

    Thai parliament begins first post-election session

    Thailand’s crown prince has formally opened the new session of parliament but the incoming government of Yingluck Shinawatra...

  11. July 20, 2011

    High time to concede the Thai king can do wrong

    As far as political detainees go, Joe Gordon is not much of a cause célèbre. Mr Gordon, an ethnically Thai US citizen also...

  12. December 16, 2010

    Cables breach taboo on Thai royal family

    Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Thai heir apparent The publication of secret US diplomatic cables by the WikiLeaks...

  13. April 18, 2010

    Thailand’s silence

    Thailand’s foreign minister has done his country a great service. Last week, Kasit Piromya called for an open discussion on...

  14. April 15, 2010

    Thai minister calls for talks on royal reform

    Thailand's foreign minister has challenged one of the country's most lasting taboos by calling for an open discussion on...

  15. April 15, 2010

    Thailand's royal taboo under pressure

    Thailand's foreign minister has challenged one of the country's most lasting taboos by calling for an open discussion on...

  16. April 14, 2010

    Thai royal taboo under pressure

    Thailand’s foreign minister has challenged one of the country’s most lasting taboos by calling for an open discussion on...

  17. March 16, 2010

    Thai premier defies noon ultimatum

    The Thai prime minister refused to bow to a noon ultimatum yesterday to call elections as soldiers in full combat kit faced...

  18. March 15, 2010

    Thai prime minister rules out elections

    The Thai prime minister on Monday refused to bow to a noon ultimatum to call fresh elections as the army in full combat kit...

  19. January 14, 2010

    Faded smiles

    Like Banquo's ghost, Thaksin Shinawatra still hovers at Thailand's dinner tables, boardrooms and cabinet meetings. Few...

  20. January 13, 2010

    Thailand: Faded smiles

    Like Banquo’s ghost, Thaksin Shinawatra still hovers at Thailand’s dinner tables, boardrooms and cabinet meetings. Few...

  21. November 3, 2009

    Two charged over Thai king rumours

    Thai authorities have charged two people with spreading rumours about the health of the king that sent the stock market...

  22. November 2, 2009

    Thailand charges two over rumours about king’s health

    Thai authorities have charged two people with allegedly spreading rumours about the health of the king that sent the stock...

  23. October 18, 2009

    Facing the facts

    Thailand’s stock market, one of Asia’s worst-performing over the past 20 years, went into spasms last week on concerns about...

  24. October 16, 2009

    Jittery markets reflect fears over health of Thailand's totemic king

    A scare over the health of Thailand's king has delivered a blunt lesson to investors about political risk in a country...

  25. October 16, 2009

    Thai king's health woes upset markets

    A scare over the health of Thailand's king has delivered a blunt lesson to investors on political risk in a country where...

  26. October 15, 2009

    Markets reflect fears on health of Thai king

    A scare over the health of Thailand’s king has delivered a blunt lesson to investors about political risk in a country...

  27. October 15, 2009

    Bangkok volatile amid king's health scare

    Most Asian stocks trading outside of Japan climbed to 14-month highs yesterday as optimism about the region's outlook was...

  28. October 14, 2009

    Asian stocks lifted by China trade data

    Asian stocks traded outside Japan climbed to fresh 14-month highs on Tuesday as optimism about the region’s outlook was...

  29. August 24, 2009

    Thai economy emerges from recession

    Thailand has emerged from recession, posting growth of 2.3 per cent in the second quarter, but political uncertainty will...

  30. April 24, 2009

    Thai leader to lift state of emergency

    Thailand's besieged prime minister is set to lift a state of emergency within days, but has ruled out early elections,...

  31. April 24, 2009

    Thai PM to lift protest ban

    Thailand's besieged prime minister yesterday said that he was prepared to lift a state of emergency within days, but ruled...

  32. December 5, 2008

    Thais mark king’s birthday in sombre mood

    A week which began with the fury of anti-government protesters occupying Thailand’s biggest airport ended in a stunned...

  33. December 5, 2008

    An intractable crisis in Thailand

    Thailand was last night waiting on the word of its 81-year-old king to discover how it could extricate itself from an...

  34. December 4, 2008

    An intractable crisis in Thailand

    Thailand was on Thursday night waiting on the word of its 81-year-old king to discover how it could extricate itself from an...

  35. November 15, 2008

    Family Thais

    At 8am sharp in Bangkok's small but neat Hua Lamphong train station, the waiting, dozing or slumped passengers stood up,...

  36. November 15, 2008

    Thai royal retreat

    At 8am sharp in Bangkok’s small but neat Hua Lamphong train station, the waiting, dozing or slumped passengers stood up,...

  37. September 8, 2008

    Protesters dig in despite fear of Thai authorities

    Kamonwan Sukehow has braved 13 days and nights of heat, monsoon rains, a freak hailstorm and armies of mosquitoes while...

  38. September 7, 2008

    Thai protesters dig in

    Kamonwan Sukehow has braved 13 days and nights of heat, monsoon rains, a freak hailstorm and armies of mosquitoes while...

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