Protesters in Thailand have blockaded government buildings in a large-scale effort to shut down the government. The protest leader rejects new elections, instead calling for an unelected council to rewrite voting laws.
Thailand's Supreme Court has sentenced Yingluck Shinawatra to five years in jail for criminal negligence in a rice subsidy program. The former prime minister was tried in absentia after fleeing the country.
The Supreme Court has issued an arrest warrant after ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra failed to appear for the verdict in the case regarding her rice subsidy scheme. Thai media reports the politician fled to the Middle East.
Thai police seeking have descended on the country's largest Buddhist temple in their hunt for an influential monk charged with embezzlement. The case highlights a major religious and political division.
As migrants try to avoid new penalties for being in Thailand illegally, reports suggest they're being fleeced at the border. Tens of thousands of foreign workers have fled the country in recent days.
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