Thai minister rejects televised talks proposal – gulfnews.com

gulfnews.comBangkok: A senior Thai minister rejected a proposal for talks from the leader of an anti-government protest movement on Friday as demonstrators rallied at ministries to put pressure on Prime…

Shinawatra to miss anti-graft hearing – The News International

The News InternationalPrime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is fighting for her political survival as pressure mounts on several fronts — in the streets, the courts and from the National Anti-Corruption Commission.…

Thai Prime Minister’s Supporters Plan Volunteer Militias — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalIt has been more than a week since Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was last seen in Thailand’s capital, and now war drums are sounding in the north of…

Thai government supporters vow to ‘deal with’ Bangkok protesters – Reuters

ReutersBANGKOK (Reuters) – Supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra promised on Sunday to get tough with anti-government protesters paralyzing parts of Bangkok, raising tension in a protracted crisis hours…

Thai Police Clashes With Protesters in Bangkok Leave Three Dead – Bloomberg

BloombergThailand’s opposition edged a step forward in legal efforts to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Bangkok killed three people and wounded at…

Thai riot police, protesters, face each other at government headquarters – The Star Online

The Star OnlineSoldiers stands guard at the temporary office of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during a protest in Bangkok February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom. BANGKOK (Reuters) – Lines of…

Thai PM under siege, lengthy protests take toll on economy – Reuters

ReutersBANGKOK (Reuters) – Protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra surrounded Thai government headquarters on Monday in response to police efforts to clear them from the streets, as farmers…

Thai Elections Fail to Resolve Political Stalemate – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThai Prime Minister and Pheu Thai Party leader Yingluck Shinawatra poses before casting her ballot in the general election at a polling station in Bangkok on Sunday. Associated…

Elections Expose an Increasingly Bitter Divide in Thailand – TIME

TIMEThai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra holds her ballot before casting it at a polling station in Bangkok Feb. 2, 2014. Email

Thailand election: Country goes to polls – BBC News

BBC NewsMillions of Thais are voting in a general election boycotted by the opposition and blighted by protests. Anti-government protesters say they will disrupt voting across Thailand and continue their…

2,00000 police to be deployed for Feb 2 snap polls in Thailand – The Hindu

The HinduThailand’s embattled government will deploy 2,00,000 police nationwide for the disputed snap polls on Sunday to foil protesters’ bid to derail the voting as part of their campaign to…

Thai protest leader asks for military protection – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBangkok: Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has asked for the protection of Thailand’s powerful military after a protest leader was shot dead and the besieged government of Prime…

Thai prime minister struggles to stay in power – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBANGKOK (AP) — From inside her “war room” in a temporary office at the Defense Ministry, Thailand’s beleaguered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is watching television feeds of flag-waving protesters…

Bomb blast as Thai standoff continues – BBC News

BBC NewsThe stand-off between the government of PM Yingluck Shinawatra and thousands of protesters has taken a bloody turn with a bomb blast at an anti-government rally. At least 28…

Thai PM Yingluck probed over ‘corrupt rice subsidy scheme’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThailand’s official anti-corruption commission says it is investigating Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in connection with the government’s controversial rice subsidy scheme. The policy guarantees Thai rice farmers a much…

Thailand unrest: Behind Bangkok protest barricade – BBC News

BBC NewsThai demonstrators remain on the streets on the fourth day of what they say is an attempt to shutdown the capital, Bangkok. The protesters want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra…

Thai Protest Leaders Threaten to Detain Yingluck – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAntigovernment protesters hold Thai national flags during a protest outside the Custom Department office in Bangkok on Tuesday. Reuters. BANGKOK—Thailand’s protest leaders are thinking up new ways to…

Thai Protest Leaders Threaten to Take Yingluck Hostage — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAntigovernment protesters hold Thai national flags during a protest outside the Custom Department office in Bangkok on Tuesday. Reuters. BANGKOK—Thailand’s protest leaders are thinking up new ways to…

Thai protesters start Bangkok “shutdown” in bid to topple PM – Reuters

ReutersBANGKOK (Reuters) – Thousands of anti-government protesters began a blockade at major intersections in Bangkok on Monday as they sought to paralyze Thailand’s capital, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister…

Bangkok residents warned to stockpile food as Thai crisis continues – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBangkok: More than 20,000 security forces will be deployed across the Thai capital on Monday as anti-government protesters implement “operation shutdown” aimed at toppling the elected government of…

Thai police clash with protesters over elections – BBC News

BBC NewsThai security forces in the capital have fired tear gas at protesters who were trying to prevent parties from registering for February’s elections. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called a…

Thai police use tear gas as protesters storm poll venue – ABC Online

ABC OnlinePolice in Thailand have fired tear gas at anti-government protesters who stormed a stadium in Bangkok to try to prevent political parties from registering for the upcoming elections. Prime…

Thailand: Leader Seeks to Slow Protests – New York Times

New York TimesThe Thai prime minister on Wednesday proposed the formation of a reform council to mollify a protest movement seeking to topple her government, but her opponents immediately rejected…

Thai Antigovernment Protesters Stage Mass Rally – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThai antigovernment protesters gathering during a rally outside Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s residence on Dec. 22. Associated Press. BANGKOK—Large crowds of protesters spilled out onto the streets of…

Thai military backs elections despite links to opposition – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBangkok: Thailand’s powerful military has declared its support for elections set for February in a blow to the country’s protest movement that has crippled the government of Prime…

Thai protesters outline reform agenda at military meeting – ABC Online

ABC OnlineLeaders of the protest movement trying to overthrow the Thai government have outlined their aims at an armed forces seminar on Saturday. The country’s military – which can make…

Thai PM insists she will not resign before polls – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBANGKOK (AP) — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb. 2, her voice filling with emotion as she discussed…

Thailand unrest: Opposition MPs pledge to resign – BBC News

BBC NewsThailand’s opposition MPs are to resign en masse, officials say, after weeks of anti-government protests in Bangkok. Opposition-backed street protesters have been trying to oust PM Yingluck Shinawatra, saying…

Thailand’s crisis deepens as opposition quits – Financial Times

Financial TimesThailand’s main opposition party quit parliament en masse on Sunday, tipping the country still deeper into political crisis as protesters geared up for a final push to oust the…

Thailand’s Yingluck Shinawatra Proposes Referendum – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalDemocrat leader and former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva speaks along with his party members in Bangkok on Sunday. Associated Press. BANGKOK—Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Sunday proposed…

Thai opposition party quitting Parliament – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s main opposition party announced Sunday its members were resigning en masse from Parliament to protest a government they claim is illegitimate, a move sure to…

Thai leader offers talks with protesters – Financial Times

Financial TimesThailand’s prime minister vowed to resign and hold elections if it would help end the country’s most severe political crisis in years as Bangkok braced for a fresh outbreak…