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  1. July 4, 2011

    Thailand: steady on

    Equity markets are often a neat summation of the mood of a nation. On the day after Thailand’s main opposition party swept...

  2. May 19, 2010

    Bangkok burns and Thai protest spreads

    Smoke rises from Bangkok’s Central World shopping mall Thailand’s army brought an abrupt end to more than nine weeks of...

  1. January 8, 2010

    Thai leader seeks to heal divisions

    The lawns of Government House in Bangkok are immaculate these days and the ornate Thai-Venetian facade restored to pristine...

  2. January 7, 2010

    Thai leader seeks to heal divisions

    Abhisit Vejjajiva: ‘Thai society has got to mature to a point where we can sort out our own problems’ The lawns of...

  3. November 25, 2009

    Rightwing premier toppled by TV show

    Samak Sundaravej, the plain-spoken former Thai prime minister who was removed from office last year for appearing in a...

  4. November 24, 2009

    Former Thai premier Samak dies at 74

    Samak Sundaravej, the plain-spoken former Thai prime minister who was removed from office last year for appearing in a...

  5. December 3, 2008

    Airports to reopen after court bars PM

    Thai anti-government protesters pledged last night to end a blockade of Bangkok's two main airports after the country's...

  6. December 3, 2008

    Airports poised to reopen after court bars PM

    Thai anti-government protesters last night pledged to end a blockade of Bangkok's two main airports after the country's...

  7. December 2, 2008

    Thai protesters end siege as PM ejected

    Thai anti-government protesters on Tuesday pledged to end a blockade of Bangkok’s two main airports after the country’s...

  8. September 26, 2008

    Samak jail sentence upheld

    A Thai appeal court has upheld a defamation conviction and two-year jail sentence against Samak Sundaravej, prime minister...

  9. September 26, 2008

    Former Thai prime minister’s jail term upheld

    A Thai appeals court has upheld a conviction and two-year jail sentence against Samak Sundaravej, confirming the downfall of...

  10. September 25, 2008

    Ex-Thai PM sentenced to jail for defamation

    BANGKOK, Sept 25 – Thailand’s Court of Appeals confirmed a two-year jail term for defamation on former Prime Minister Samak...

  11. September 23, 2008

    Thai protesters pursue chaos theory

    It is nearly a month since Puangporn Boonthai, a university student from north-east Thailand, came to Bangkok to join a...

  12. September 18, 2008

    Thai protesters to fight on despite new premier

    Protesters besieging the office of the Thai prime minister vowed to stay in place in spite of parliament's election of a...

  13. September 16, 2008

    Thaksin relative nominated to be Thai PM

    Thailand's ruling People's Power party has chosen the brother-in-law of Thaksin Shinawatra, the prime minister ousted in a...

  14. September 15, 2008

    Bangkok state of emergency lifted

    The state of emergency in Bangkok was lifted yesterday as speculation mounted on who would take over as Thailand's prime...

  15. September 13, 2008

    Surreal Thailand

    I love Thailand. In many ways it is a serious country: a dynamic economy, a big power in south-east Asia, an important...

  16. September 13, 2008

    Thai crisis deepens as Samak withdraws

    Thailand's leadership crisis deepened yesterday after Samak Sundaravej, ousted this week for hosting a television cookery...

  17. September 13, 2008

    Samak quits leadership battle

    Thailand's leadership crisis deepened yesterday after Samak Sundaravej, ousted this week for hosting a television cookery...

  18. September 12, 2008

    Samak quits Thailand leadership battle

    Thailand’s leadership crisis deepened on Friday after Samak Sundaravej, ousted this week for hosting a television cookery...

  19. September 12, 2008

    Thai party set to nominate Samak

    Thailand's ruling People's Power party said yesterday it was renominating Samak Sundaravej, the 73-year-old party leader,...

  20. September 11, 2008

    Thai coalition appears divided on nominees for post of prime minister

    Thailand's ruling coalition seemed to be divided yesterday about who best could lead the country, after a court ruling...

  21. September 11, 2008

    Thai coalition split over PM

    Thailand's ruling coalition seemed to be divided yesterday about who best could lead the country, after a court ruling...

  22. September 10, 2008

    Thai coalition split on appointing PM

    Thailand’s ruling coalition seemed to be divided on Wednesday about who best could lead the country, after a court ruling...

  23. September 10, 2008

    China stocks rise, bucking regional trend

    Chinese shares edged higher for a second day on Wednesday after data showed inflation cooled in August. The market bucked...

  24. September 10, 2008

    Tasting and complaining in public

    For seven years Samak Sundaravej, a veteran conservative politician famous for his love of spicy Thai street food, hosted...

  25. September 10, 2008

    Thai PM in the soup over TV chef work

    Thailand's Constitutional Court yesterday ordered the country's prime minister to step down after ruling that he had...

  26. September 10, 2008

    Party puts its trust in combative Thai PM

    Samak Sundaravej, the Thai prime minister, has been facing embarrassing questions since late August about his hold on the...

  27. September 10, 2008

    Thai PM told to quit over TV chef work

    Samak Sundaravej, Thailand's prime minister, was yesterday ordered to step down by the country's Constitutional Court after...

  28. September 9, 2008

    Party puts its trust in combative Thai PM

    Samak Sundaravej, the Thai prime minister, has been facing embarrassing questions since late August about his hold on the...

  29. September 9, 2008

    Tasting and complaining in public

    For seven years, Samak Sundaravej, a veteran conservative politician famous for his love of spicy Thai street food, hosted...

  30. The World

    September 9, 2008

    Surreal Thailand

    I love Thailand. In many ways it is a serious country: a dynamic economy, a big power in South-East Asia, an important...

  31. September 9, 2008

    Thai PM forced out over TV chef role

    Samak Sundaravej, Thailand’s prime minister, was ordered on Tuesday to resign from his post by the constitutional court,...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. September 5, 2008

    Thai leader calls vote on stand-off

    Thailand's embattled prime minister plans to hold a referendum to resolve a stand-off between his administration and...

  35. September 5, 2008

    Bangkok able to shake off regional blues

    Asian stocks fell to fresh two-year lows yesterday although the Thai market enjoyed some respite following recent...

  36. September 4, 2008

    New guise as defender of Thai democracy

    Thai prime minister Samak Sundaravej, the 73-year-old veteran conservative battling to cling to power, has characterised...

  37. September 4, 2008

    Asian shares down for fourth consecutive day

    The Thai stock market on Thursday rose for the first time this week as the country’s embattled prime minister, Samak...

  38. September 4, 2008

    Thai voters to decide on stand-off

    Thailand’s embattled prime minister plans to hold a referendum to resolve a stand-off between his administration and...

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