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Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra to be charged with royal insult, says attorney general

Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra lives in exile after fleeing Thailand to escape a jail sentence for corruption after he was overthrown in a 2006 coup.

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Thai ex-premier says ruling junta seeks ‘backward democracy’

Thaksin said any elections held under the new constitution will deny the will of the majority of the people.

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Blast and after: The fiery red and yellow of Thailand’s curry politics

At 7 pm on Monday, a bomb went off at the Erawan shrine in central Bangkok, killing at least 18 and leaving more than a hundred injured.

Witnesses give account of how Thai coup unfolded

The participants were the country’s political rivals, four Cabinet ministers from the embattled government, election commissioners and senators.

US concerned about rising tension in Thailand, calls for restrain

The US expressed concern and called for restraint from violence in the face of mass anti-government demonstrations.

Gunfire becoming routine in Bangkok, says Thai security chief

Due to the protests, Thai Imports fell by 15.5 per cent in January from a year earlier, the biggest tumble since October 2009.

Thai anti-govt protestors attack businesses, send stock prices tumbling

The anti-government protests have already taken a toll on the economy, tourism in particular, with arrivals in Bangkok sharply down.

Thai protestors threaten to storm PM’s office, demand hand-over of power

Thai protestors want the government to hand over power to an unelected people’s council to implement reforms needed to end corruption.

Cloudy in Bangkok

The elections earlier this week are unlikely to lead to a resolution of Thailand’s political crisis.

Protesters reject Thai PM reform plan,threaten poll

Yingluck has been out meeting those supporters over the past week.

Thai crisis deepens as opposition quits Parliament

Thaksin lives in Dubai to avoid a jail sentence for a corruption conviction he says was politically motivated.

Thailand awaits king’s word on conflict

King Bhumibol Adulyadejhas often served as a unifying figure in times of crisis.

Thai PM calls for talks as cops fire rubber bullets,tear gas

Violent clashes took place near Yingluck’s heavily fortified offices.

Thai protests turn bloody,1 killed,10 hurt

Fighting intensified after anti-government protesters attacked a bus they believed was full of government “red shirt” supporters.

Hundreds of protesters storm govt ministries in Thai capital

Three especially sensitive districts of the capital have been under the law since August.