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Thousands of Thai protesters call for removal of prime minister

Thousands of Thai protesters call for removal of prime minister

Thousands of people protested in Bangkok on Saturday in the latest in months of anti-government demonstrations that have also called for reforms to Thailand’s powerful monarchy.

Thai protesters take to streets in new show of defiance

Thai protesters take to streets in new show of defiance

Hundreds of Thai anti-government protesters demonstrated in Bangkok on Sunday, again defying a ban on protests against Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and the powerful monarchy.

Thousands camp outside Thai PM's office as protests escalate

Thousands camp outside Thai PM's office as protests escalate

Thousands of Thai protesters set up camp outside Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's office late on Wednesday, in an escalation of three months of demonstrations aimed at forcing the former junta leader to step down.

Biggest Thai protest in years cheers calls to reform monarchy

Biggest Thai protest in years cheers calls to reform monarchy

Tens of thousands of people joined Thailand's biggest protest in years on Saturday, cheering calls to curb the powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's monarchy and for the removal of former coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister.

Thailand seeks more than 10 suspects for series of bombs in Bangkok

Thailand seeks more than 10 suspects for series of bombs in Bangkok

Thai security forces are hunting more than 10 suspects in connection with a series of bomb attacks in Bangkok last week, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday.

Thai coup leader's new cabinet sworn in pledging loyalty to king

Thai coup leader's new cabinet sworn in pledging loyalty to king

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Tuesday swore in the cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former army chief who seized power in a 2014 coup.

Thai junta leader orders end to army rule but keeps tough powers

Thai junta leader orders end to army rule but keeps tough powers

Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday ordered an end to military rule before his new civilian government is sworn in, but kept the power to let security forces carry out searches and arrests unchallenged.

Thailand's opposition parties form alliance, demand junta step aside

Thailand's opposition parties form alliance, demand junta step aside

Thailand's opposition "democratic front" of seven parties on Wednesday said it had won a majority in the lower house of parliament after a messy election, and had the right to try to form a government after five years of military rule.

Exit poll has Thai opposition winning most seats but not enough for government

Exit poll has Thai opposition winning most seats but not enough for government

Thai voters flocked to the polls on Sunday for the first election since a 2014 coup, and an exit poll indicated the populist party linked to exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra would win the most seats, but not enough to form a government.

Thai police say they have found plot to kill prime minister

Thai police say they have found plot to kill prime minister

Thai police said on Sunday they had uncovered a plot to assassinate the country's prime minister after seizing a weapons cache belonging to a fugitive anti-junta activist.

Thai general election on track for this year, say leaders

Thai general election on track for this year, say leaders

Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said on Wednesday a general election will be held this year after doubts were raised by a member of the national legislative assembly.

Thai PM defends cyber controls as censorship concerns rise

Thai PM defends cyber controls as censorship concerns rise

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday defended a decision to amend a cyber-crime law to increase the military government's ability to remove online content as authorities seeks to tighten control on dissent.