30 Nov 2020
Thai police charged five key leaders of the country's pro-democracy protest movement Monday under the kingdom's tough royal defamation laws, the first such use of the controversial legislation in two years.
1 Nov 2020
Thousands of royalists thronged to Bangkok's Grand Palace Sunday for a glimpse of the Thai king, a massive show of support after months of protests calling for an overhaul of the government and reform of the monarchy.
12 Feb 2019
A Thai political party leader expressed public contrition on Tuesday for selecting a princess as a candidate for prime minister, days after the move provoked a rebuke from her brother, King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
23 Jan 2019
Thailand will hold a general election on March 24, authorities said Wednesday, the first national poll since a 2014 coup knocked out the civilian government of Yingluck Shinawatra.
6 Apr 2017
Thailand's king signed a new military-backed constitution on Thursday that strengthens the army's hand in government and puts the country on the path to polls after three years of junta rule.
7 Feb 2017
The first royal defamation case brought under Thailand's new monarch was slammed by a top United Nations envoy on Tuesday, who said public figures should not be above scrutiny or criticism.
12 Dec 2016
Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn has pardoned tens of thousands of prisoners, a first act of "mercy" as monarch as he reaches out to his subjects following the death of his beloved father.
7 Dec 2016
Thai authorities are investigating the BBC over a Thai-language profile of the nation's new king, officials said Wednesday, after the article outraged ultra-royalists in a country where criticism of the monarchy is outlawed.
2 Dec 2016
King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, 64, took part in a merit-making ceremony at Bangkok’s Grand Palace to mark 50 days since his father’s death plunged the country into grief.