Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

The government in Thailand on Thursday urged Israel to relocate its Thai nationals working near the battle-scarred Gaza Strip after one of its citizens was killed by a missile launched from the Gaza Strip.

Thailand's junta has given permission to ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave the country for the first time since a May 22 coup.

Thai football fans can watch the whole World Cup at home for free thanks to an intervention by the junta to spread “happiness” after a military coup last month.

Protesters take over government headquarters and discuss how to assume power without general elections, a move supporters of deposed PM Yingluck Shinawatra say could cause civil war

Thai protesters who have massed on Bangkok’s streets for six months said on Thursday they would appoint a new government, following the removal of premier Yingluck Shinawatra by a court.

Thailand’s election commission urged the government on Thursday to postpone February polls after a policeman was shot dead and dozens of people wounded in clashes between security forces and opposition protesters in Bangkok.


Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was indicted for murder on Thursday in connection with a deadly military crackdown on mass opposition protests in Bangkok three years ago, prosecutors said.

Speculation over the future of Wayne Rooney mounted yesterday as the Manchester United star returned to England almost immediately after arriving in Bangkok for the club's Asian tour, and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admitted he admires the striker "very, very much".


Two years after a repressive junta ceded power, Myanmar is grappling with a surge in religious extremism that experts trace to anti-Muslim “provocateurs” including radical Buddhist monks.

Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is to face a charge of murder over the death of a taxi driver shot by soldiers during 2010 “red shirt” rallies, authorities said on Thursday.

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday easily survived a no-confidence vote orchestrated by her opponents in parliament who accused her of failing to crack down on graft.

Thai leaders of “red shirt” opposition protests that rocked Bangkok in 2010 are set to stand trial on Thursday for terrorism, in a case that risks inflaming the kingdom’s political tensions.