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  1. February 26, 2014

    Why Thailand is looking like the next Ukraine

    Something potentially nasty is brewing in Thailand. In recent weeks the world’s attention has understandably been on...

  2. February 26, 2014

    Bangkok in ferment as Yingluck prepares to face corruption probe

    Thai pro-government “red shirts” on Thursday continued their protest outside the offices of anti-corruption investigators...

  1. February 25, 2014

    Explosion rocks protest site in Bangkok

    BANGKOK, February 25 – An explosion and gunfire rang out near a sprawling anti-government protest site in the Thai capital...

  2. February 18, 2014

    Yingluck Shinawatra indicted over Thailand’s rice subsidy scheme

    BANGKOK – Three people were killed and dozens wounded in gun battles between Thai police and anti-government protesters in...

  3. February 18, 2014

    Temasek seeks to sell $3.1bn Shin Corp stake

    Temasek, Singapore’s state investment company, is seeking to draw a line under its investment in Thailand’s Shin Corp and...

  4. February 14, 2014

    Thai police in show of force against anti-government demonstrators

    Thousands of Thai police poured on to Bangkok’s streets on Friday in a show of force against anti-government demonstrators...

  5. February 6, 2014

    Thais can save themselves from political free-fall

    Thailand’s political descent, which began with November’s anti-government protests, has reached free-fall. The snap election...

  6. February 4, 2014

    China ditches deal to buy 1.2m tonnes of Thai rice

    China has scrapped a deal to buy 1.2m tonnes of Thai rice, about 14 per cent of annual exports, because of a corruption...

  7. February 3, 2014

    Thais must be allowed to vote

    The way things normally work in a second-rate democracy is that, come election time, the incumbent administration prevents a...

  8. February 3, 2014

    Q&A: Thailand elections – what does the poll mean?

    Anti-government protesters who sabotaged Thailand’s national election in some areas on Sunday rallied again on Monday,...

  9. January 28, 2014

    Thaksin Shinawatra presence felt even in absence as poll looms

    He has not posted on his official Facebook or Twitter accounts for more than a month and was last sighted on Webstagram...

  10. January 26, 2014

    Senior Thai protest leader killed in clashes

    A Thai anti-government movement leader was shot dead in Bangkok and fights broke out elsewhere in the city on Sunday, as...

  11. January 24, 2014

    Thai pro-government ‘red shirts’ threaten to rise up if election is scrapped

    Thai pro-government “red shirt” activists rallied in the northern city of Chiang Rai late on Friday as a loyalist movement...

  12. January 22, 2014

    Bangkok’s emergency rule illustrates struggle for control

    Bangkok’s first morning under emergency rule dawned calmly, but violence followed soon enough. Hundreds of kilometres away...

  13. January 22, 2014

    Gunmen shoot leading Thai government loyalist

    Gunmen shot and wounded a leading Thai government loyalist on Wednesday, further stoking the country’s political crisis as a...

  14. January 21, 2014

    Thailand calls state of emergency in Bangkok to contain protests

    Bangkok was under a state of emergency on Wednesday in the latest escalation of its showdown with protesters who have closed...

  15. January 21, 2014

    Bangkok shutdown squeezes businesses

    The man who calls himself Bobi launched his quixotic Bangkok protest within a protest outside a branch of Louis Vuitton,...

  16. The World

    January 17, 2014

    In the Picture: Thai protests

    (CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)                   By Toby Luckhurst There seems to be no end in sight to the...

  17. January 17, 2014

    Authorities hand over Bangkok streets to protesters

    Anti-government protesters clad in orange scarves are directing traffic at Bangkok’s busy Langsuan Street junction, while...

  18. January 14, 2014

    Thai protests target government ministries

    Thai opposition protesters marched on government ministries around Bangkok on Tuesday, as their leader threatened to detain...

  19. January 13, 2014

    Thailand protests: Demonstrations bring Bangkok to standstill

    Anti-government protests in Bangkok Thai opposition protesters swarmed over Bangkok’s central business area on Monday,...

  20. January 8, 2014

    Thailand: Collision course

    Nitithorn Lamlua stalks his Bangkok base camp just over the fence from the offices of the prime minister he loathes, his...

  21. December 21, 2013

    Thailand opposition party to boycott election

    BANGKOK, Dec 21 – Thailand’s main opposition party announced on Saturday it would boycott an election in February, deepening...

  22. December 13, 2013

    Yingluck Shinawatra’s tears divide Thailand

    In Thailand, even the prime minister’s tears divide the country. No sooner had Yingluck Shinawatra welled up briefly after...

  23. The A-List

    December 12, 2013

    Respect for democracy in Thailand needs support

    Much is made in the west of the supposed enigmatic qualities of the east and generally that sentiment really tells us more...

  24. December 10, 2013

    Q&A: Thailand elections – what does the opposition want?

    Protesters in Thailand pushed again on Tuesday to oust the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as the political...

  25. 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...

  26. December 9, 2013

    Snap poll fails to halt Thailand street protests

    Thailand’s prime minister called a snap election on Monday, but failed to halt fresh mass street protests aimed at ousting...

  27. December 8, 2013

    Thailand crisis deepens as opposition party quits parliament

    Thailand’s main opposition party quit parliament en masse on Sunday, tipping the country still deeper into political crisis...

  28. December 4, 2013

    Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban vows victory by year end

    Suthep Thaugsuban’s self-styled popular uprising to take control of Thailand may have failed this week – but that is not...

  29. November 30, 2013

    Activists storm PM’s office as Thai protests intensify

    Thai authorities fired tear gas and sent in troops as a self-styled “people’s uprising” of protesters tried to storm the...

  30. November 29, 2013

    Thai activists adopt passive resistance in anti-government action

    Thai protesters have made themselves so at home in the Nonthaburi government office complex that it is hard to see what they...

  31. November 28, 2013

    Thailand’s troubles

    After a nearly three-year hiatus, Thailand has reverted to a depressingly familiar pattern of political polarisation. Ever...

  32. November 25, 2013

    Thailand finance ministry occupied by Yingluck Shinawatra opponents

    Thai anti-government protesters broke into and occupied the finance ministry on Monday in the biggest escalation yet of a...

  33. beyondbrics

    November 12, 2013

    Thai rice scheme: IMF ramps up the criticism

    Another week, another barrage of criticism for Thailand’s massive rice subsidy scheme. This time the attack on a programme...

  34. November 12, 2013

    Thailand’s opposition MPs call for general strike

    MPs from Thailand’s main opposition party are vowing to intensify anti-government protests, even though the Senate has voted...

  35. November 8, 2013

    Thaksin tries to take sting out of Thailand amnesty fight

    Thailand’s self-exiled former prime minister has hit back at claims he is planning to return home under a contentious...

  36. November 4, 2013

    Amnesty bill brings Thai protesters on to the streets

    Thousands of Thai protesters swarmed over main Bangkok streets on Monday, firing an early salvo against a contentious...

  37. 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...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    August 7, 2013

    Bangkok anti-government protest

    Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters An anti-government protester clashes with riot police officers outside the parliament in...

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