12 Dec 2013 : Anti-government protesters from the Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand cut the power supply to Government House about midday on Thursday in a bid to force police to withdraw from the grounds.
12 Dec 2013 : The committee for the administration of the emergency situation on Thursday agreed to extend the emergency decree in force in most areas of the southern border provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat for another three months.
12 Dec 2013 : The United front for Democracy against Dictatorship has no plan for any mass gathering for the moment, but it will keep a close watch on the political situation, UDD co-leader Nattawut Saikuar said on Thursday.
12 Dec 2013 : TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to pledge 60 billion yen (18.7 billion baht) in loans to Myanmar, chiefly to help it build infrastructure, at an upcoming summit with President Thein Sein, a Japanese government source said Thursday.
12 Dec 2013 : The Criminal Court sentenced a red-shirt sympathiser to over 13 years in prison on two counts of lese majeste on Thursday, including an unprecedented charge of "attempting to commit the crime of lese majeste".
12 Dec 2013 : EU nations agreed new rules for bank bailouts or "bail-ins" to save taxpayers from paying for the rescue of ailing financial institutions, an official said.
12 Dec 2013 : Former Pheu Thai MPs Prompong Nopparit and Kiat-udom Menasawat are each facing one-year prison terms after the Appeals Court ruled they do not deserve suspension of their sentences for defaming former Constitution Court judge Wasant Soypisuth.
12 Dec 2013 : The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index went down 7.39 points, or 0.54%, to close at 1,361.96 points at the end of trading session this morning. The trade value was 11.50 billion baht, with 2.12 billion shares traded.
12 Dec 2013 : A senior monk at Wat Benchamabophit, which was surrounded by barricades set up by police for about two months, has condemned city police chief Kamronwit Thoopkrachang as inhumane and banned him from the temple, whether dead or alive.
12 Dec 2013 : The risk of sporadic human infection is high after three samples collected from live-poultry markets in the southern city of Shenzhen tested positive for the H7N9 avian influenza virus, the Chinese government said.