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'Long live the King!': Thai monarch carried in grand coronation procession

May 05, 2019 - 6:29 PM

(UPDATED) Thais wearing yellow shirts flock to the streets to witness King Rama X's procession

Thai king signs decree approving first election since coup

Jan 23, 2019 - 2:58 PM

The royal decree calls for a general 'election of members of parliament' and gives the kingdom's Election Commission 5 days to announce when it will hold the much-anticipated poll

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 14, 2018 shows Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn presiding over the annual royal ploughing ceremony outside Bangkok's royal palace. Thailand's king has issued a royal decree endorsing the first general election since a 2014 coup, the palace said January 23, with the date of the long-delayed poll expected to announced within days.  Panupong CHANGCHAI / THAI NEWS PIX / AFP

Leicester's Thai boss killed in helicopter crash

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha – the man credited for the club's Premier League title in 2016 – was among 5 people killed

BIG LOSS. Leicester star Jamie Vardy pays tribute to club boss Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Photo from Instagram (@vardy7)


Funeral for late Thai king Bhumibol draws to a close

Oct 29, 2017 - 9:43 PM

King Bhumibol Adulyadej's children carry golden urns containing his relics from the Grand Palace to two Bangkok temples where they will be housed

Mourners pray for the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej during the procession transferring the relics and his ashes from the Grand Palace to a local temple in Bangkok on October 29, 2017.  A year of official mourning for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was to end after a lavish five-day funeral full of pageantry and religious ritual. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

The week in photos: October 21-27, 2017

Oct 28, 2017 - 2:50 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CHAT. Pope Francis (R) speaks during a video conference connection with the International Space Station (ISS), at the Vatican on 26 October, 2017. Photo by Osservatore Romeno/AFP

Thai king signs junta's new constitution

Apr 06, 2017 - 1:37 PM

UPDATED The military says the charter – Thailand s twentieth since 1932 – will curb unrest in the politically split kingdom and keep out corrupt lawmakers

This handout photograph from Parliament received and taken on August 7, 2014 shows Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attending the opening of the National Legislative Assembly in Bangkok. Thai Parliament/File/AFP

New Thai king urges unity in New Year's Eve address

Jan 01, 2017 - 12:09 AM

Thailand s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn does not enjoy the same level of adoration as his father the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej who passed aaway in October

THAILAND'S NEW KING. This file photo taken on May 13, 2015 shows Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attending the annual royal ploughing ceremony at Sanam Luang in Bangkok. File photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/ AFP

Tens of thousands queue to pay respects to late Thai king

Oct 29, 2016 - 10:51 AM

2nd UPDATE A government spokesman urges people not to rush to come in the early days as the throne hall would be open for a long time

PAYING RESPECTS. Mourners dressed in black walk through the grounds of the Grand Palace on their way to the throne hall to pay respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in Bangkok on October 29, 2016. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Despite grief Thai workers - and a princess - head back to work

Oct 18, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Bangkok is a sea of black and white as workers civil servants and even a princess return to work in a somber but determined display that life must go on without their beloved king

IN MOURNING. Thai commuters wear black clothing in a sign of mourning and waiting for a train stand still while listening to the National Anthem played over loudspeakers on a platform of the metro train in Bangkok on October 17, 2016. Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Thailand in mourning: What visitors need to know

Oct 16, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Here is what visitors should know when going to Thailand a country grieving the death of their beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Girls light candles to pay respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the southern province of Narathiwat on October 14, 2016. Madaree Tohlala/AFP

Black-clad Thais mourn king as nation holds Buddhist rites

Oct 14, 2016 - 10:40 AM

UPDATED Large crowds are expected to pour onto the streets as the remains of King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be brought to the Grand Palace

GRIEF. Women mourn the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on October 14, 2016. Photo by Manan Vastyayana/AFP

PH condoles with Thailand on passing of King Bhumibol

Oct 13, 2016 - 10:31 PM

Malacañang on behalf of the Filipino nation extends its condolences to the king s family and the people of Thailand

7-DECADE REIGN. Thailand's King Bhumibol's reign began in 1946. Photo by EPA

Anxious prayers for ailing Thai king outside hospital

Oct 13, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Hundreds of well wishers kept up their vigil outside a Bangkok hospital offering prayers for ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Well-wishers of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej hold pictures bearing his image at Siriraj Hospital, where the king is being treated, in Bangkok on October 13, 2016. Lilian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Thai junta chief to meet prince as king health fears grow

Oct 12, 2016 - 5:36 PM

UPDATED Fears over the health of King Bhumibol Adulyadej have grown this week after the palace announced October 9 that his condition was not stable with doctors recommending he suspend all royal duties

Women hold portraits of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they pray for his health at Siriraj Hospital, where the king is being treated, in Bangkok on October 12, 2016. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Ailing Thai king's health 'not stable' – palace

Oct 10, 2016 - 1:05 AM

Thailand s King Bhumibol Adulyadej is placed on a ventilator as his blood pressure dips

This picture taken on August 27, 2016 shows youths holding portraits of King Bhumibol Adulyadej whilst on stage during a military-sponsored national singing contest at an army base in Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat. / AFP PHOTO / MADAREE TOHLALA

Doctors again drain water from Thai king's brain

Jul 03, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Tests also show King Bhumibol Adulyadej s heart muscle is now functioning satisfactorily following an operation in June

epaselect epa05352409 Thai people wearing yellow shirts, the color of the king, hold pictures of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they pray during the celebrations of the monarch's 70th anniversary of accession to the throne at the Royal Ground, Sanam Luang, near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, 09 June 2016. Nearly eight-hundred Buddhist monks took part in the celebrations for Thailand's monarch 70th anniversary of accession to the throne. Thai people marked the event wearing the color of the king (yellow). Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascended to the throne in June 1946. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

Ailing Thai king undergoes heart operation

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Bhumibol Adulyadej is the object of an intense personality cult and his frail health is a matter of significant public concern

CELEBRATION. Thai well-wishers hold portraits of King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they sing songs to celebrate his 88th birthday at the Siriraj hospital where the King has been staying for months in Bangkok on December 5, 2015. File photo by Christophe Archambault / AFP

Ailing Thai King makes rare public appearance

Dec 15, 2015 - 12:26 AM

The King appears in a ceremony held at a hospital in Bangkok where he has been receiving treatment

CELEBRATION. Thai well-wishers hold portraits of King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they sing songs to celebrate his 88th birthday at the Siriraj hospital where the King has been staying for months in Bangkok on December 5, 2015. Photo by Christophe Archambault / AFP

Thai king suffers another bout of colon inflammation: palace

Nov 13, 2014 - 8:59 PM

In early October King Bhumibol Adulyadej was rushed to the hospital where he underwent an operation to remove his gall bladder

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is pictured in his vehicle as he arrives at Siriraj hospital in Bangkok on August 6, 2014. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Hospitalized Thai king 'getting better': palace

Oct 08, 2014 - 8:45 PM

The 86 year old king has suffered from a series of ailments in recent years

Revered Thai king 'improving' after gall bladder surgery

Oct 06, 2014 - 1:10 PM

Doctors are satisfied with the outcome of the surgery and the king s condition is improving early Monday

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is pictured in his vehicle as he arrives at Siriraj hospital in Bangkok on August 6, 2014. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

King makes rare appearance as Thailand enters crucial period

May 05, 2014 - 7:12 PM

Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces legal challenges which could see her removed from office while opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva refused to commit to elections to end the political crisis

RARE APPEARANCE. Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej sits in a wheelchair during the 64th anniversary of Coronation Day at the Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin, southwest of Bangkok, Thailand, 05 May 2014. EPA/STR THAILAND OUT