Latest Bhumibol Adulyadej Stories

2008-09-03 00:00:08

By Kathy Marks TROOPS WERE back on the streets of Bangkok yesterday, two years after Thailand was plunged into turmoil by a military coup. But in a twist typical of labyrinthine Thai politics, the soldiers were summoned by the man who most fears an army takeover.

2008-08-30 12:00:09

By Grant Peck Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thai police fired tear gas at thousands of right-wing protesters besieging their headquarters Friday, while demonstrators outside the capital disrupted air and rail service in a growing campaign to unseat the prime minister.

2006-07-25 22:33:08

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand moved promptly toward fixing a long-running political crisis on Wednesday after a court cleared the way to a solution by jailing its three sitting election commissioners for four years.

2006-07-25 06:44:36

By Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court sent three election commissioners to jail for four years on Tuesday for mishandling April's inconclusive general election, clearing the way for a new poll to end a long-running political crisis.

2006-07-14 03:37:05

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Campaigners trying to oust Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra were forced to scale back their protests on Friday after the royal palace made it clear they must stop dragging the king into a long-running political crisis.

2006-07-12 03:37:30

By Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Leaders of a campaign to oust Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra decided on Wednesday not to resume street protests until revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej has recovered from a cracked rib.

2006-07-07 04:33:16

By Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Leaders of a campaign seeking to oust Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Friday they would resume street protests on July 14 to force the embattled leader to resign.

2006-06-12 11:00:22

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - Powered by 2,000 chanting oarsmen, a glittering flotilla of Thai war barges glided past royalty from 25 nations on Monday to honor the diamond jubilee of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

2006-06-11 02:55:52

By Vithoon Amorn BANGKOK (Reuters) - Royalty and heads of state from 25 countries started to converge on Bangkok on Sunday to honor the Diamond Jubilee of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch.

2006-06-10 21:51:31

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's political crisis is expected to worsen after a truce for gala festivities for the Diamond Jubilee of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej end this week, analysts, newspapers and the opposition say.

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