Thailand

Rights group urges Europe to press Thai leader on rights on Italy trip

BANGKOK - A human rights group on Tuesday urged the European Union to press Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha to protect human rights and restore democracy quickly when he travels to Italy for a summit of Asian and European leaders. | Video

Parade marks Thai PM's transition to civilian, army keeps grip on power

BANGKOK - Thailand's army chief prime minister, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, hands over command of the army this week to a trusted ally and steps into civilian politics as head of a government likely to soon face pressure to turn around a sputtering economy.

World, 29 Sep 2014

Thai junta appoints reform council as part of plan for polls next year

BANGKOK - Thailand's junta approved on Friday a 250-member council to draw up political reforms and approve a new constitution, main steps in a military plan for a general election late next year.

World, 26 Sep 2014

Thai PM bemoans divisive soap operas, offers to write better ones

BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Friday criticized television soap operas for promoting violence and divisions in society said he wanted scripts to encourage reconciliation, and would write them himself if he had to.

World, 26 Sep 2014

Thai assembly votes itself the power to impeach politicians, sideline critics

BANGKOK - Thailand's military-dominated legislature gave itself the power to impeach political office holders on Thursday, edging a step closer to rooting out the influence of controversial former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

World, 25 Sep 2014

Thai deputy PM wants more surveillance cameras after British murders

BANGKOK - More surveillance cameras are to be installed in Bangkok and at tourist destinations in Thailand following the murder of two British tourists, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday.

World, 25 Sep 2014