BANGKOK, August 1, 2011- Thailand's new parliament is to officially open on Monday, faced with the daunting challenge of bringing stability to the kingdom after five years of political turmoil.
PHNOM PENH, July 20, 2011 - Cambodia on Wednesday said third party observers must be sent to its disputed border with Thailand before it will comply with a UN court order to immediately withdraw troops from the area.
LONDON, July 19, 2011 - Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, son James and former top aide Rebekah Brooks on Tuesday faced a dramatic showdown with British lawmakers over the phone-hacking scandal which has enraged the nation.
BANGKOK, July 4, 2011 (AFP) - Outgoing Thai premier Abhisit Vejjajiva resigned as leader of his party on Monday after losing an election to the opposition allied to fugitive former leader Thaksin Shinawatra.
BANGKOK, July 4, 2011 (AFP) - Thailand's military accepts a landslide election win by allies of Thaksin Shinawatra, who was toppled by the army in a 2006 coup, the outgoing defence minister said Monday.
Bangkok (CNN) -- Yingluck Shinawatra was poised to become Thailand's first female prime minister Sunday after her party won a majority of parliamentary seats in the nation's general elections.
The party allied to ousted and exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra is set for a big victory in Thailand's general election, exit polls suggest.
People are voting in a general election in Thailand, billed as a test of the nation's fragile democracy.
The first time I ever voted was in 2000. I turned 18 exactly two weeks before election day. I was excited to finally take part in the democratic process. After making my selections, I eagerly waited to find out who would be the next President of the United States. And waited. That was the year of the "hanging chad" and the final decision ultimately rested on the Supreme Court.
BANGKOK, June 28 – Thailand’s Criminal Court on Tuesday rejected a request for bail from key leader of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) Jatuporn Prompan who sought temporary release from jail to vote in the July 3 general election, saying there is no reason to change an earlier court verdict.
People together with elephants from Nongnuch Garden paraded to raise awareness of the forthcoming general election.
BANGKOK, June 23, 2011 (AFP) - Thailand's prime minister launched a scathing attack on his political rivals Thursday in an attempt to reinvigorate his flagging fortunes ahead of an election seen as pivotal to the country's future.
BANGKOK, June 23, 2011 (AFP) - A charismatic former massage parlour kingpin and a one-time coup general are among the wilder characters wooing voters as elections loom in politically volatile Thailand.
Bangkok, 20 June 2011 - Opinion polls, which Democrat Party senior officials were reluctant to believe, continue to tip the Pheu Thai Party as the frontrunner in the July 3 election - the latest indicating that Pheu Thai would win about half (51.5 per cent) of the vote for party-list candidates.
DUBAI, June 14 (AP) - (Kyodo)—Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra expressed confidence Tuesday that the party of his younger sister Yingluck Shinawatra will win an "outright" majority in the July 3 general election in Thailand.
BANGKOK, June 14 - Yingluck Shinawatra, Pheu Thai No.1 party-list candidate, on Tuesday led her team to campaign for votes in the upcoming July 3 general election in the southern border region, the first campaign stop in the stronghold of her party’s main rival, the Democrats.
JAKARTA, June 13, 2011 (AFP) - Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said in Jakarta on Monday that he was "very optimistic" about winning next month's general election.
BANGKOK, June 13 – Thailand's Election Commission (EC) has no objection to the European Union (EU) sending observers to monitor Thailand's upcoming general election, Chairman Apichart Sukhagganond said on Monday.
Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha has given the green light to army officials to launch a war of words with the Pheu Thai Party's politicians who criticise the army's role.
NONG HU LING, 7 June 2011 – Its brilliant green rice paddies, thatched-roof huts and overgrown jungle resemble most rural villages in northeast Thailand. But the red sign looming over a quiet dusty road in the community of Nong Hu Ling is something different.