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Thai anti-junta activist arrested for allegedly defaming new king

A prominent Thai student activist was arrested early Saturday for allegedly defaming the country's newly proclaimed king by sharing a biography written about him by BBC Thai on his Facebook page...

Thailand's crown prince becomes King Rama X

Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn was proclaimed King Rama X in a pre-recorded address broadcast on television late Thursday.

Thailand's new king to be named soon as funeral rites continue

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hinted Tuesday that there could be a swift succession to the Thai throne, beginning as early as 15 days from now, as royal funeral rites continue to be performed...

Coronation of next Thai king could be delayed by one year

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the coronation of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn could be delayed by one year, following his request for time to grieve for his late father King...

Regent named as Thailand enters second day of mourning

Former Thai prime minister and Head of Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda has assumed the role of regent for the country's vacant throne in accordance with the constitution, the Thai government...

Thai crown prince to delay taking throne to mourn king, premier says

Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn wants to delay being proclaimed king so that he can mourn the death of his father, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said, local media reported.