"We are praying for you. You should pray for us too
In one way, he doesn't want to be seen as the "Supreme Leader". But then, since he has decided to take the plunge, he will have to see the mission through - and most people around him have told him he will have to go through with it...
The Big Purge is on in China. The level of graft in high places has angered the Chinese public to the point that the sight of another Rolex-toting official only convinces them that the system of corruption remains unshaken.
The most effective way for the government to help Thai farmers and the rice industry is simple and urgent: Just stay put.
If things go according to the junta's roadmap, one line of speculation is that a new general election could be held in May, 2015. But then, that depends on whether the first of three phases, from now until August, goes "according to...
The military junta is pushing ahead with its reconciliation project, perhaps the highest item on its agenda. But it's going to be much more challenging than just getting people to sit down to talk nicely to one another.
The pressure is on for all parties in the conflict to strike a compromise if they are to remain significant players in the national political landscape. The showdown has reached the point where neither side can call the shots. They now realise that...
Abhisit Vejjajiva took many by surprise when he declared, almost out of the blue, last week that he was embarking on a new approach to help find a way out of the country's political crisis.
Is the much-predicted "political apocalypse" inevitable?
Most analysts say a new round of confrontation between the caretaker government and the protesting PDRC (People's Democratic Reform Council), this time even more explosive than before, awaits the country after the annual Songkran festival.